I do not have the universal truth, so please take my answers with a grain of salt. It is simply my personal perception.
Q: are you a guru or a spiritual teacher?
A: No, I am neither a guru nor a spiritual teacher and I do not seek to be one. I am only, but fully, a being who through love has found inner well-being and happiness. I share my findings, but I do not teach them. We are ourselves, the most qualified teachers to help us. All the answers to our questions are within us. But sometimes, a few words can help us to see more clearly on the inside.
Q: what comes after death?
A: It’s so mysterious what happens after we die isn’t? Even sometimes terrifying! Unfortunately, this question can only be answered with certainty once our heart has stopped beating. If there is truly something after death, almost all near-death experiences speak of a peaceful place where we truly feel good. I could tell you what I think, but that would only be the reflection of my beliefs. At the cost of not fully answering your question, I think we need to focus not on what happens after life, but rather what we do with our time before death. Is this time spent towards love, gratitude, and inner well-being? Because in the end, that’s what we can really have an impact on!
Q: I Tried so hard to have my awakening and I have not succeeded... Why?
A: Stop trying, and you will get there. The awakening happens when you let go completely of all desires. The hardest desire to let go is the desire to experience the awakening. Have you ever managed to fall asleep by forcing yourself? No, the opposite actually happens, it keeps you awake. But if you let go the desire to sleep, you will find it easily. Spiritual awakening works in the same way.
Q: Is it necessary to have a spiritual practice to raise our consciousness?
A: It depends on what you mean by “spiritual practice”. If one speaks of meditation, yoga, prayers, mantras or any other practice of this kind, the answer is no. The only thing you need to raise your consciousness is simply, inner questioning. Most spiritual practice is a guide to this state of awareness. It is by daring to question our actions, thoughts, words, sensations, feelings, emotions and by deepening our understanding of their roots that we elevate our consciousness. It is this inner work that drives the seeker in us. If this inner questioning is included in the spiritual practice of your question, then the answer is yes.
Q: What is the difference between what you call “a glimpse of consciousness” and the awakening?
A: Both of them are the same experience, the only difference is the ignorance one has. I call a glimpse of consciousness an awakening when we realize while being in the core of the experience that the state we are in is what we were looking for (enlightenment or call it as you want). Now the difference between enlightenment and awakening is little. An abiding awakening is an enlightenment. So basically, an awakening is a temporary state of enlightenment.
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