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Quick Answers to Life’s Questions

What is the fastest way to enlightenment? Is there a way to cure fear? What is a guru? What is the difference between an ordinary man and a sage? How can I become more loving? Does reincarnation really exist?

In this previously unreleased, digitally remastered satsang from Hansda Ashram in ​Nepal, Swami Rama answers 9 timeless questions that are every bit as ​relevant today as they were when his students asked them in 1984. Even if you​ have just​ a few minutes to spare, you can enjoy a quick burst of inspiration and wisdom. Tune in for this short and crisp Q&A as Swamiji offers sage advice on spiritual and worldly life!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 27 mins

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Source: Spiritual Discipline lectures: Q&A (Himalayan Institute's Hansda Ashram, Nepal, 1984)

About the Teacher

Swami Rama

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925–1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. Under the guidance of his master, he traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster, who was living in a remote region of Tibet. In addition to this intense spiritual training, Swami Rama received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham in South India. Thereafter, he returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery, and finally, in 1969, came to the United States, where he founded the Himalayan Institute. His best-known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.

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