Identifying yourself with your thoughts and emotions, thinking that you created them, is utter ignorance !

Question: Guruji dropped this tweet a few weeks ago (which I’ve since added to my “Daily Reminders”): “Identifying yourself with your thoughts and emotions, thinking that you created them, is utter ignorance. When you stop identifying with them/owning them, you become a witness. That is freedom.” But – in order to focus on your breathing, […]

How do you tell the difference between fear and intuition ?

Question: I have been chanting and meditating continuously. However I’ve been feeling extremely anxious (more than normal). I try to resist negative thoughts, but they keep coming up. How do I handle this? Somehow, I can’t shake off this anxious feeling. Also, intuition and fear are 2 different qualities, How can one tell the difference? […]

How do we stop negative thoughts at unpleasant moments?

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: The meditation, chanting helps but again you are hopping on one foot. You have […]

If someone were to have a brain transplant, the transplanted brain should not come with any memories n karma of the donor . Is that right ?

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. Brain is an organ of the physical body. The mind is […]

Your raagas and dveshas create future, not the thoughts!

Question: In yesterday’s YV, he talks about not creating future because of thoughts. So all along we try to think of how to shape the future but it seems that’s counter intuitive to what’s to be done. Focus should be on present n not creating the future. This doesn’t mean not planning for retirement per […]

Consciousness in animals and immaterial objects

Question: Since immaterial objects and animals have no mind, are they pure consciousness? (I feel like I’ve asked this before and you gave a simple answer, but not simple enough for me to remember!) Answer: The mind started developing with the first janma (birth) itself. Remember, how one gets out of the pool of consciousness? […]