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Q & A: Can I practice QiGong and devotion to Swami Samarth?
 
I have been imitated by a Tirth master. Can I practice QiGong (Chinese energetic gymnastic)? Can I have devotion to Shree Swami Samarth and do mantra, meditation?

Gabriel (Name changed), France

I do not know exactly which Tirth master you were initiated by and in which path. I assume it was Shaktipat initiation.

Anyway, whichever initiation it was, devotion to Shri Swami Samarth will always be conductive to your spiritual progress. So yes, absolutely, you can do Swami Samarth Bhakti, Mantra (mystic formula) and meditation. This includes Japa (repetition of Swami Samarth’s name), Swami Mantra and Naam, readings of Swami Charitra (biography or life story of Swami) and Seva (service at Swami Math) if possible. Every bit of this effort will add to your spiritual progress. In my view Bhakti Yoga (devotion towards God or Guru) is the supreme form of Yoga. Bhakti (devotion) will always help calm the mind during meditation and strengthen progress of Sadhak (seeker or spiritual practitioner) in the path of Kundalini Yoga or Siddha Yoga.

If you were initiated in Shaktipat tradition, then practice of QiGong (Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention) would not make any difference. The same applies to Yoga-Asanas (postures). Both may help a little bit on health side. The fact is - Kundalini meditation will take care of all the Kriyas you need for physical healing as well as for your spiritual development. Therefore, support from the spiritual systems like QiGong or Hatha Yoga, Pranayama is not necessary. But they won’t hurt either, so you are okay with doing that.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.
Mahendra Joshi

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