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Question: Didi, we usually cry when a close one dies. There is a high possibility that he/she has finished his/her karma bag and will not take birth again. Instead of crying we should be happy for them. We cry for our own selfish reasons as we can’t see and interact with them. Similarly, if someone […]
Question: Please would you explain what is taught in the Buddha retreats? I have statues of Buddha at home but am totally unaware of his teachings. Please enlighten me about what is Vipassana, Samatha, Jhanas, etc. Answer: Here is a Pali Sutta, given by the Buddha explaining the techniques taught by him. Samatha and Vipassana […]
Question: Can you clarify what vasana means? Answer: The mind is stuck in 3 factors – People Situations and Things The association with all these 3 will lead to impressions in the mind. Association with people leads to – Impressions of entanglement, jealousy, lust, anger, hatred, joy, expectation, love, fear, grief, irritation, annoyance, discomfort, longing, […]
Question: The memory and intellect are not associated with the physical body correct? So if someone were to have a brain transplant, the transplanted brain should not come with any memories and karma of the donor. Is that right? Answer: Yes, that’s correct dear. The brain is an organ of the physical body. The mind […]
Question: I am practicing being more and more aware. In spite of being aware that my particular Karma or action will create a future karma, my mind gets stuck suddenly and I land up creating an aagami karma seed. How is it that some events create deep Impressions and some do not? Please help me […]
Question: JGD Ekta di, we acquire certain belief systems and patterns from our past birth as a result of Sanchita karma and these are strong impressions embedded in us that makes us act and react in a certain manner. The objective is to develop awareness to clearly see these patterns with the help of regular […]
Question: I agree and have experienced that daily regular sadhana, pranayama, meditation, chanting helps to bring awareness and stay focused. However, there are times when we go through unpleasant moments how do we stop negative thoughts right at that moment? Answer: Meditation, chanting helps but again you are hopping on one foot. You have forgotten […]