Darshan with Sri Bhagavan, which took place in the framework of "The Awakening" on November 4th, 2012. The project involved 8,000 participants from more than 100 cities in 20 countries.
Q1: Dearest Bhagavan, there is a saying that one can discover happiness if he does what he truly likes, but I'm not able to find what it is for me. I tried myself out in many different occupations but never found the satisfaction which I was aspiring for. Dear Bhagavan, please tell how can I find my path.
A1: Had these questions been asked to me in the month of August, I would have given a different answer. But from now on, all my answers would be based on awakening. Awakening is happening every day and very fast. So you'll soon be awakened. Once you are awakened, there is no such thing as boredom or meaninglessness in your life. You will know exactly what to do in your life.
Q2: Namaste Bhagavan, I am asking for your help. I am looking at my past and present, and I am blaming myself. When something good is happening in my life, I call it grace. Then the conflict arises or something is getting destroyed, I blame myself. Certain model of destructive behavior was formed. The way I treat myself and other people. Whatever I do, this pain is with me. I'm making the same mistakes over and over. The question is, to what extent am I responsible for what is happening with me? Was it me myself who attracted all of that or it's a part of collective human process which I have to go through? Please help me to clear the relationship with parents, my elder brother and with myself. Please help me now in my path. It is so great to have a connection with you.
A2: You are not responsible for what is happening. Your brain is responsible. When awakening happens, your brain gets transformed. The physical brain gets transformed. Thereafter, it does not move into the past or the future. Because it does not move into the past or the future, there is no more any conflict. There is only complete peace. You will soon be awakened, therefore do not worry about it.
Q3: Dear Bhagavan, thank you for everything. For 6 years I am in bed now. It is Multiple Sclerosis. I do not have the question of why. I see it. I'm just asking, please help me. The process of coming to peace with myself and with the divine is moving slowly and it is difficult. I came to know Oneness in 2006. Back then I was able to walk. But my health is getting worse. There is no deep acceptance of it. Please, if it is possible, help me to accept reality so I could leave the world being in peace in spite of what is happening in my body. Thank you for being here.
A3: I will be with you and I will help you.
Q4: Namaste, Bhagavan, Very often you mentioned about 70,000 awakened people. For some reason I got the concept that those people will be us deeksha givers who attended some programs of Oneness University. Also, I have this great fear that it is just an illusion. That many other people can be a part of the 70,000 awakened people. What if I will not make it. What if this awakening will happen later or even during the next lifetime. Will the people that attend courses at Oneness University be awakened by the end of 2012?
A4: 70,000 is a brand name. There could also be 700,000 people. No problem. As it happens faster and faster the golden age will begin to happen earlier than expected. Most people who have come to the University by 2012 will be awakened. A lot more also will be awakened.
Q5: Dear Bhagavan, You said that in the 30th of this century we will be witnessing first fruits of the Golden Age. By the 2050's we will see the Golden Age flower. Your mission was to make 70,000 awakened people by the end of 2012. But as of today we already have more than 100,000 people. Will this result in the coming of the Golden Age sooner than expected?
A5: It looks like things will happen sooner than expected.
Q6: Dear Bhagavan, I took part in the Deepening Process. When I came home, I got drowned into the charges. Also, I got the understanding that the bond with the divine I need only to acquire spiritual and physical comfort. I understand that when I am staying with my emotions and experiencing the charges, also I do it only to get rid of them. I didn't learn not to identify myself with the mind. I don't know what to do. I cannot relax and feel the real helplessness. Please help. I do not know how to stay with that. With love and devotion.
A6: What is happening now is a process. There is nothing you could do about it nor should you do anything about it. Awakening would mostly come by the end of this year. It will come easily and smoothly whether you want it or not. So stop worrying.
Q7: Dear Bhagavan, Please tell me how to heal the relationship with one's mother. The conflicts with my mother are bringing me so much pain. I realize that we are both absolutely identical in our conflicts. We both are wanting to prove our rightness. I feel that she is unjust to me. I realize that I just want to be good in my own view of this situation. It is all my ego, but it doesn't make the pain lesser. Please help me.
A7: You have problems because your memories have charges. Once you are awakened, these charges would disappear. With the charges gone, there will be no problems. Just wait for your awakening.
Q8: Namaste Bhagavan, Please tell us why the mind took over the humanity in such a grand way. Was it a mistake of the almighty or it happened with the purpose?
A8:The mind took over so that we could survive efficiently.
Q9: Namaste Dear Bhagavan, People are having many questions and fears regarding the 21st of December 2012. Will this day be special in the external world? Can you please shed the light on what we should wait for and what will be happening so the people can be reassured. Thank you for the help and for the grace that you pour upon us.
A9: Nothing will happen in the external world. But thousands could shift into awakening internally on that day. Otherwise, it is just like any other day.
Q10: Namaste Bhagavan, Is it possible to give us some sadhana in order to get ready for the 21st of December 2012. With much love and gratitude.
A10: All sadhana has already been done. Any sadhana now would prove counter-productive. All that we want from you is please do nothing. If you keep quiet, we can do all the work. Most of you sitting there will be awakened by the end of this year.
Q11: Bhagavan, the savior of my soul. I am concerned about the meaning of certain words that the oneness trainers are using. Healed relationships or relationships in order or good relationships. What does it mean to have relationship with parents in order? Thank you for the help and for being together with me.
A11: As long as "you" there, there will be a relationship problem. Because you experience a sense of separateness and you are full of charges. The only way to remove all problems is to wipe "you" off. That is what is awakening. You cannot do it. It will happen to you. It will happen to you in the next few months. Just wait for it to happen. Any day you could find yourself awakened. That is what is right now happening across the planet. All the blessings to you.
Q12: Dear Bhagavan, I'm 56 years old. Does the process of awakening in this age go more difficult or more easy. Or is it all up to the individual?
A12: It is up to the individual. There is a one year old boy who is awakened. There is an 86 year lady who is not in good health, but who also is awakened. It does not matter who you are. You would become awakened.
Q13: Dear Bhagavan, How can we learn to really truly love God and to selflessly serve him?
A13: Our focus now is on awakening. Once you are awakened, it is very easy to love God and to relate to Him.
Q14: Greetings to you Bhagavan, How can I believe in God if I have no miraculous experiences? I don't get answers for my prayers and after Oneness Meditations, I do not feel anything. What is wrong with me?
A14: Nothing is wrong with you. It's not that you must have faith in God or bond with God, it is enough if you stand in the truth that you do not have faith in God that you do not have trust in God. Standing in the truth is what is important. All else is automatic.
Q15: Dear Bhagavan, I do not exactly understand what is the difference between living in presence and being fully awakened. Is it possible to have one without the other? What is the difference between the states: living constantly in presence but not being awakened or being awakened but not being constantly in presence? Or, is it after we awaken, the oneness and the presence comes faster?
A15: First, we become awakened and become empty. Once you are empty, it is possible for the presence to take over. To be empty is one thing. To be taken over by the presence is something else. You may be empty, but you may not have love or joy. Once you are empty and the presence has taken over, there will be love and joy, unconditional love and unconditional joy. Thereafter the presence takes you into higher states. You move into higher states and you would discover that the presence is God. You move into still higher states where you discover that you are that God. The ultimate discovery is that you and the presence are one.