Swamiji: … We are here on earth and became human beings. What wrong is there that we are human beings, with senses, minds, and organs? What is wrong is that we will die! That is the only wrong. [Laughter] Otherwise, a human being is most wonderful. If he is most wonderful, then what is his purpose? This has not been recorded in books written by our elders, or persons who have the sense of otherness. The sense of a human being is the sense of otherness, or that there are chaytan (sentience) and jar (insentience), an aware mind and not aware feet and teeth. Why is it that a human being believes he is aware because of the mind, intellect and ego-sense, but his ribs, shoulders, stomach, feet, and hands do not have awareness?
Madhuri: In the first seven or eight verses of Chapter 8 of the Gita, there are slightly differing definitions, which simply means there are different perspectives on the same term. I wanted to ask you for clarification about them and their relationship with each other—such as Adhiyagya, adhidaiv, and adhyatma. How do they relate to each other and to the idea of Brahm?
Swamiji: … In English, you can never say anything which has no meaning, you only speak with meaning. They all say that a thing is only that which makes sense. That is why if, from birth, a human being only hears this, he will never grow into that which is Space, because Space has no meaning [which the intellect, or meaning-maker, constructs].
Swamiji: Today is the day of choice. Yes.
Priyam: Swamiji, yesterday you said that when you speak something happens, but Truth does not come. Every day when I hear you speak, or even just see you, something does happen by your presence. I would like you to explain what that is, if you say that Truth doesn’t come. I don’t understand.
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?