Frequently Asked Questions
Can we meditate for more than 15 minutes?
No, Gurudev told to meditate only for 15 minutes.
Why can’t we meditate for more than 15 minutes?
Gurudev says that this meditation produces heat in the body. Therefore, if someone meditates regularly for more than 15 minutes then the excess heat can harm the body in the long run.
Should we chant the Sanjeevani Mantra ourselves or can we just keep hearing it in Gurudev’s voice?
The Sanjeevani Mantra has to be chanted by the disciple as much as possible while doing all the daily activities like bathing, eating, driving etc.
Is it compulsory to meditate twice a day?
Yes, it is best to meditate twice a day- in the morning and evening. If due to certain circumstances, you are unable to meditate once in a while, it is okay.
Do I have to wear any particular dress while meditating?
No, you can wear anything you want while meditating.
Can I get up in the middle of meditation if something requires my attention?
Yes, you may.
In which direction should I sit to meditate?
You may sit facing any direction.
Do I need to sit in a particular way to meditate?
No, you may sit comfortably on the floor, mat, couch, chair, bed, or meditate while lying on the bed if unwell etc. Meditate by sitting in any posture that is comfortable.
What are the precautions one should take while chanting the Sanjeevani mantra?
The following precautions should be taken while chanting the Sanjeevani mantra:-
1. The Sanjeevani mantra is to be mentally chanted without moving the lips and tongue while doing the daily activities and during meditation too.
2. No other mantra should be chanted with the Sanjeevani mantra.
3. Do not distort or change the Sanjeevani mantra in any way.
Gurudev says in one of his discourses, " Keep my voice with you, without the voice there will be no effect"- Ater listening to this, many disciples ask if they should continue to play the mantra audio while meditating?
No, absolutely not. Gurudev said this when he recorded the Sanjeevani mantra for the first time in a CD on 30 July 2009. Before this Gurudev used to give the Shaktipat Deeksha in his presence through Shaktipat Programs organized for masses. It is at this time that he said the above by which he meant that it is only after listening to the Sanjeevani mantra in his voice that it will have any effect on a new seeker. So one has to always hear the mantra first in Gurudev's voice for Shaktipat initiation and also for the mantra to be effective.
Can we add 'Om' before or 'Namah' at the end of the Sanjeevani mantra?
No, Gurudev has clearly said not to interfere with the Sanjeevani mantra as that will make it ineffective. So, chant the mantra as told by Gurudev.
Can we chant other mantras like Gayatri mantra or Mahamrityunjaya mantra or Durga stuti or chalisa etc. as I am used to chanting it along with chanting the Sanjeevani mantra?
No, Gurudev has clearly said not to chant any other mantra while chanting the Sanjeevani mantra as then it will not give any results.