Send Spiritual Questions and Comments to: email@example.com
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Spiritual questions and comments are welcome. The questions will be answered during the Sunday Anil Kumar Satsang at Prashanti Nilayam and published on this website. Kindly refer to Questions & Answers to see if your spiritual question has already been answered.
I have one important announcement to make. Not the one that I usually make on the veranda! So many friends, brothers and sisters, are approaching me with doubts, seeking answers to their questions. I have been galloping for want of time. The constraint of time is a big factor, and meeting with you only once a week is another limiting factor.
Within the time limitations, without any grudge over matters beyond our control, I thought of a media method email: < firstname.lastname@example.org > . Please pass along your questions on paper for those who attend the satsangs at Prashanti Nilayam or by email for those who are not here. We will pool them. The questions that have already been answered will be omitted. The questions posed for the first time will be answered.
In other words, we have to screen all the questions. If it is a matter of repetition, we’ll be wasting our time. Since all the information is already available by way of transcriptions, audiocassettes and other ways besides, let us not waste our time. I beg of you to co-operate. Gather your questions on a paper and pass them on so that we can screen them. We will avoid questions that have already been answered during our sessions. That will maintain the time factor.
Secondly, your comments are also most welcome. I would be failing in my duty if I did not take into account your comments for improvement. Your comments are most welcome. Negative comments don’t matter. Negative comments will also help for a constructive process and progressive development. I welcome your comments also.
If it is a comment, put that as the heading. Then give the comment. If it is a question, put the question down and underline it. I will appreciate you mentioning your name and the place where you belong. The questions need not be anonymous.
I can also tell you that the questions you ask will help me to collect information from the Sai literature. I do not believe in answering as per the stretch of my imagination; I don’t believe in that. I call that nonsense! If you interpret in your own way, there will be another man who will interpret in his own way. Let it not be like that.
I will try to gather answers from the Sai literature and try to answer the questions. Those that I fail to answer, I will pray to Bhagavan to provide a satisfactory answer at an appropriate time. The only thing that we have to do is pray to our Lord that He will give me a time to ask these questions. This is not a thing to be taken for granted. I eagerly look forward to a day when I can ask these questions on your behalf and solicit answers at an appropriate time. From this week onward, that is our job.
Not to Put Personal Questions
I shall not break my promise to answer some of the questions that I received, some of the questions that were sent to me. A formal request has been made to our friends not to ask personal questions. Questions which are of general use, questions which are of common interest, questions which would help us to grow spiritually are welcome, but not personal questions.
I received some personal questions: “We want to go to Canada. Will Swami permit us or not? Please find out from Him.” (Laughter) Nobody can find this out for you from Swami!
Then somebody said, “We want to settle in Australia, but my wife says ‘no’. My son says ‘yes’. What does Swami want me to do? Find out from Bhagavan.” (Laughter) We don’t need to find out from Bhagavan! All of you need to meet and settle the matter between yourselves and Swami.
I request you again not to ask personal questions. I have no solution to my own personal problems. (Laughter) How can I give you a solution to your problems? Impossible! Here everyone has a head-load of problems. Who am I to give a solution to you? I am not competent enough to give you any solution to your problems and I would not take the Divine risk of bringing these problems to Swami’s notice. That would be the last and final day. Well, that I don’t want to happen. (Laughter) Kindly bear with me and do not ask such questions. No personal questions!