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Q: I can't sit cross legged. Can I meditate?

SNG- Certainly. Chairs are provided for those unable to sit comfortably on the floor because of age or a physical problem.
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03/22/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
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Q: Are you an atheist?

SNG- (Laughs). If by 'atheist' you mean one who does not believe in God, then no, I am not. For me, God is not an imaginary person. For me, truth is God. The ultimate truth is ultimate God.
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03/21/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
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Q: Are you an atheist?

SNG- (Laughs). If by 'atheist' you mean one who does not believe in God, then no, I am not. For me, God is not an imaginary person. For me, truth is God. The ultimate truth is ultimate God.
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03/20/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Q: Is there a God who created earth?

SNG- I have not seen such a God. If you have, you are welcome to believe. For me, truth is God, the law of nature is God, Dhamma is God, and everything is evolving because of Dhamma, because of this law of nature. If you understand this, and live according to the law of Dhamma, you live a good life. Whether you believe in a supernatural God or not, makes...
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03/18/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
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Q: What is the relevance of Dhamma to a person on the street, whose stomach is empty?

SNG-A large number of people living in slums come to Vipassana courses and find it very helpful. Their stomachs are empty, but their minds also are so agitated. With Vipassana, they learn how to be calm and equanimous. Then they can face their problems. It is noticed their...
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03/17/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
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Q: I want to know if I can fast?

SNG- No, no. Total fasting is not good for this technique. Neither total fasting nor overeating. It is a middle path. Eat less - what is necessary for the body - that's all. Fasting you can do later on just for your body's sake - that's another question. But for meditation, fasting is not necessary.
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Q: Aren’t there any chance happenings, random occurrences without a cause ?

SNG- Nothing happens without a cause. It is not possible. Sometimes our limited senses and intellects cannot clearly find it, but that does not mean that there is no cause.
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Q: Can you describe in practical terms what is happening in the body and in the mind, how this law of cause and effect works, and how this change can help us?

SNG- The Buddha said that understanding the Dhamma is nothing other than understanding the law of cause and effect. You have to realize this truth within yourself. In a ten-day course you have the...
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Q: All Buddhist meditation techniques were already known in yoga. What was new in meditation as taught by the Buddha?

SNG- What is called yoga today is actually a later development. Patanjali lived about 500 years after the time of the Buddha, and naturally his Yoga Sutra shows the influence of the Buddha's teachings. Of course, yogic practices were known in India even before the Buddha, and...
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Q: You spoke about non-attachment to things. What about persons?

SNG- Yes, persons also. You have true love for the person, compassionate love for this person, this is totally different. But when you have attachment, then you don't have love, you only love yourself, because you expect something -material, emotionaletc - from this person. With whomever you...
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Q: I am always full of anxiety. Can Vipassana help me?

SNG- Certainly. This is the purpose of Vipassana - to liberate you from all miseries. Anxiety and worry are the biggest miseries, and they are there because of certain impurities deep within you. With practise of Vipassana, these impurities will come on the surface and gradually pass away. Of course, it...
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