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
When we are selfish, self-centered and flare up and lose control of ourselves, we are like animals. When we reflect understanding, have control of ourselves and use our will to conquer our lower nature, we are using the Godly part of our mind.
—Gurudeva