Master, Mind & Mystic Phenomena
TALKS FROM MORNING SATSANG ON AUGUST 24 2012 IN KODAIKANAL, INDIA In today's morning satsang, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (Swamiji) answers questions. The first question asks about explanation of a mysterious spiritual event, when a cobra was observed in a temple performing archana (worship offering) to the Shivalinga. The phenomenon was observed by hundreds and clear photos were taken, for us to view during the satsang. Paramahamsa reminds us that at times high spiritual beings such as sages or saints may take an animal body for a time. This was clearly such an occasion. The second question concerns how to attract the right people to us. Paramahamsa replies that there is no need to do special practices for this: our desire itself has enough strength to magnetize what we wish for and bring it to us. Another devotee asks how she can convince her child to follow Swamiji. Paramahamsa tells us that as parents, we have the responsibility to make sure the child knows about him and has opportunity to follow. The decision to follow springs from the free will of the child. We cannot force the choice. Paramahamsa's final comments are concerned with yoga and exercise. He enjoins us to practice yoga daily, at least one session in the morning. When the body gains yogic strength it automatically creates mental peace. We experience inner serenity and liberate ourselves from conflict.