Frequently Asked Questions
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Maha/Siddha Yoga, Shaktipat, Kundalini etc.
Mahayoga and Other Yoga Practices
What Deeksha Is?
Where and how to sit for Deeksha?
Who may apply for Deeksha?
Doubts about Deeksha happening
On the designated day for Deeksha, as instructed, I sat for Sadhana at 6:00 am for an hour. However I did not have any of the Shaktipat experiences described at the website or at other locations. Did I not do something right or did I miss something?
I am a student and I received Shaktipat Deeksha (Maha Yoga initiation) a few months ago. However, I sometimes worry whether or not P. P. Kaka Maharaj has accepted me as his disciple and whether I will ever get enlightened?
Introductory Approach and Global Trials
Does the experience a Sadhak gets during the Global Trial Day or during Purva-abhyas (introductory approach to Maha Yoga) constitute a glimpse, or “zalak”, of Shaktipat? Is the Global Trial Day or Purva-abhyas a type of Deeksha?
I participated in the 'Global Mahayoga Meditation' earlier today. As directed, I sat for meditation at around 6 am. Initially I was expecting something to happen physically, so I was scanning my back to see what happens. But except for some vague sensation in the middle of my back, nothing happened.
Where, when and how to sit for Sadhan?
What to do and not do during Sadhan?
Kriyas and Experiences during Sadhan?
I do Sadhana regularly for 30 to 40 minutes everyday. But I do not get any of the divine experiences I have heard others describe, or are written in books about Maha Yoga. And even after doing Sadhana, sometimes I experience an unexplained fear in my mind. Please advise.
How/whether to judge progress?
I received Shaktipat Deeksha through my application to your website and continue sitting for Sadhan for an hour a day. It is a calming experience and I like it, but I have been wondering whether or not I am developing spiritually as one would expect, because I am not really experiencing many Kriyas.
Rules & Restrictions
I am a heartfelt seeker who would love to receive Shaktipat Deeksha. However, I have certain medical conditions that make it hard for me to quit eating meat or eggs. For the past several months I have been working on reducing my egg and meat consumption and in fixing my medical problems, which would enable me to become a complete vegetarian which is a whole hearted intention of mine. May I still qualify to receive Shaktipat Deeksha?
Are there any restrictions on the timing of food intake before and after Sadhan? Do these restrictions also apply to Sadhaks who have not received formal Deeksha (initiation) but are following Maha Yoga Purvabhyas (introductory approach to Maha Yoga)?
Although I have given up eating fish, meat, onion and garlic, there are a few occasions when I am forced to eat preparations where onion and garlic are used, especially when I go for social occasions such as weddings, birthday parties, visits to friends and relatives or an occasional visit to a restaurant. Though I scrupulously avoid non-vegetarian food, I sometimes cannot avoid food, which though vegetarian may contain onions and/or garlic. What is the remedy for this?