is bhava samadhi?
“If you read the
Tapas Shakti book, you will
understand what is bhava samadhi. Instead you can also come here on Sunday.
Then you can see people in bhava samadhi and you will understand what it
Samadhi and bhava, are
they the same or different?
through tapas and bhava is the presence of somebody through the astral body.
Bhava is the beginning for samadhi and tapas.”
Can Swamiji tell us some
principles of trance and its practice?
induce it. Trance helps in physical, mental, and spiritual progress.”
Because a part of our
consciousness is not pure, can undesirable souls take over?
influences are thrown out and flee in a trance situation. One should not try
to control the trance. There is no need to control it.”
How is it determined who
gets the trance?
automatic. There is no control by Swami.”
Some people do not get
bhava and some do. Why is that?
“If bhajans are
sung properly, bhava will come.”
Is it possible for a guru
to come and teach in trance?
“Yes. You have
seen Swami give trances. One who gets these trances can control others’
How can one recognize a
state of trance?
“It is a
question of how much energy passes through the body. Strong energy currents
imply that one cannot be conscious of being in trance. Otherwise, one can be
conscious of the trance. Visions also come.”
“You can tell
the difference between people who are in trance and those who are not. You
can easily see a glow and brightness in the faces of those who are really in
bhava samadhi. . Those who are just acting, their faces become dark. If you
just look at the person you will come to know whether it is true trance or
whether it is a show.”
Swamiji is not physically present, does he send his astral body to our
bhajans when you get astral bodies and bhava, Swamiji has astral bodies in
them. Swamiji will be in front of you. It is Swamiji’s astral body that
gives you the energy when you are doing the bhajans.”
What’s the difference
between Swamiji and the Swamiji who speaks to us in trance, blesses us,
gives us vibhuti and prashad, and answers our questions? Sometimes
the Swamiji in trance tells us to ask Swamiji himself.
The ancient rishis and avatars keep visiting and they appear to these people
in trance. We have a relation with their
astral body [sukshma sharira].”