Avoiding the Occult

A devotee attending Gurudeva's talk in Kadavul temple on Kauai asks why Gurudeva advises not to become involved in past life remembering and other occult practices. These, Gurudeva explains, are a sidetrack on the path to Self Realization. Only for the fully realized Satgurus and Swamis do these powers and abilities become simply "tools of the trade."

Photo of  Gurudeva
The uninitiated might ask: "What is it like to be in the clear white light?" The young aspirant may reply, "It is as simple as sitting in a darkened room, closing the eyes in deep concentration and finding the entire inside of the cranium turning into light."
—Gurudeva