Question and Answer session lead by Swami Sarvapriyananda as part of a spiritual retreat at the Vedanta Society of New York on April 7, 2019. List of Questions with Timestamps: 0:00 - On Vedantic meditation. 9:20 - How to overcome the fear of unknown and revel in the silence. 19:36 - In Nirvanashatakam, bliss is first negated but then accepted. Which is it? Difference between Ananda and happiness. 28:47 - Do negative emotions persists after Enlightenment? 48:10 - Should we trust our own insights?
50:28 - How to combine Vedantic meditation with the practice of Mantra meditation. 58:20 - How can the universe come out of nothing? Does Advaita Vedanta recognize an Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent God? 1:10:18 - Which meditation should we practice - Vedantic or Mantra? 1:11:32 - Is the presence of a life force (Prana) an illusion?