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Who is an Adult, who's an Elder?


Today Gurudeva answers two questions from Sudir in Memphis Tennessee. First he asks why we would touch an elder's feet when the feet represent the chakras of lower consciousness. Gurudeva explains that one would not want to touch the feet of someone functioning in those states of consciousness, but that we touch the feet of those who have closed off those areas within themselves. Then Gurudeva responds to the practice in the Asian community of considering someone a child until age 30. Gurudeva's advice is strong and clear to the youth out thereat 17 you are a young adult and at 21 you are a full-fledged adult. Stand on your own two feet.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Those of you who are wrestling with the mind in your many endeavors to try to concentrate the mind, to try to meditate, to try to become quiet, to try to relax, keep trying. Every positive effort that you make is not in vain.
—Gurudeva