Who is an Adult, who's an Elder?


Today Gurudeva answers two questions from Sudir in Memphis Tennessee. First he asks why we would touch an elder's feet when the feet represent the chakras of lower consciousness. Gurudeva explains that one would not want to touch the feet of someone functioning in those states of consciousness, but that we touch the feet of those who have closed off those areas within themselves. Then Gurudeva responds to the practice in the Asian community of considering someone a child until age 30. Gurudeva's advice is strong and clear to the youth out thereat 17 you are a young adult and at 21 you are a full-fledged adult. Stand on your own two feet.

Photo of  Gurudeva
One who performs japa properly will realize what he knows. You see, japa opens up the inner mind and focuses the energies of certain chakras, which are consciousness encased within the psychic nerve ganglia of the nadi network.
—Gurudeva