Pictures of the Gurus on the Altar?


Is it better to meditate with pictures of the Gurus or meditate without sitting infront of pictures of the gurus ?

Or does it not really matter ?

—IK, World


Dear IK,

If you think of the pictures as “just pictures,” then it won’t matter much whether you have them or not. But if they are sources of inspiration for you, and if you try to draw the vibrations of the Gurus from those pictures (as Paramhansa Yogananda recommended), then they can be very helpful for your meditation. It’s up to you.

Nayaswami Gyandev