Shiv Nath: … Several times you said to us that through our meditation we have become uninvolved, but we have not yet become free. I do see my tendency to equate uninvolvement with freedom. But I feel your words were to make me inquire further into what real freedom is. Could you say a few words about this?
Gaurav: … Certainly, the answer to all our human questions is for us to know we are unborn. But it is a process. I see in this process, system, or laboratory, I still have a hard time with two areas of identification: work and family. … Where it pinches me sometimes is in the area of letting people down, or at least in having the sense I have let someone down, and that is still a point of identification. I was wondering if you could help me navigate through it?
Gavin: It is becoming clear that the space of the Self has nothing to do with the intellect, in the way it is associated with feelings, doings, achievements, losing, gaining, or anything like that. My goal is, I want to know this permanently. Every time I wake up, I’m very familiar with the fact I am this body. With all your energy and darshan (Guru’s presence)—and perhaps I’ll check this with you—I’m coming to see the intellect fully, wholly, and to understand it is the Wholeness I need to put my attention on rather than what I am seeing. Is that correct?
Sandesh: … From what appears to be inanimate, or the grossest, to the subtlest, all is in motion. You said the means is to bring the consciousness back to its originality, where it is the Source of all kriya (action). You also mentioned in my letter about my living, on the daily level, the state of Shanti, or peace. Do you mean that for me to have peace means to go to that point from where all action, all manifestation, emanates?
Paul: … When I am listening to your words, either on a tape or here, there seems to be a dual process happening. One is of the mind, which is listening to the meaning, and the other is of a higher awareness, which is not intellectual. That creates a sort of duality or almost an unease, for I feel I should be listening, giving reverence to the meaning of the words that you are speaking, because they are the words of Guru. But, at the same time, by trying to understand or give meaning to the words, I am removing myself from the Pure Consciousness that those words are conveying. Could you perhaps say something about this?