Your well is full of negativity, it’s not the bucket’s fault!

Question: I never look at other person as he/she is. I am always looking for negativity in others. Is it my mental conditioning that is causing me to be judgmental of others? How do I come out of this? I have this problem I have recognized it but when it grips me it is hard to […]

How are karma impressions formed?

Question: Is there any science on how impressions form in the mind? What are impressions exactly? Answer: Impressions are formed by multiple exposure of the mind to the same stimulus repeatedly. For example: You feel that you are Abhishek, this is an impression. You were repeatedly called Abhishek when you were a toddler, initially you did […]

Baby dying in womb attains liberation or not?

The key to liberation is ‘awareness’. Being ‘Aware at the point of death is the secret code! For an ‘unenlightened soul’, birth and death both happen in a ‘deep sleep state devoid of awareness’. Because of this lack of awareness, one is stuck in the vicious cycle of birth-death-birth-death. If a baby dies in the […]

Vashistha talks about Fate and Self-effort

Question: I am reading the Yoga Vasistha these days, could you please explain to me pages 22-24 of the Supreme Yoga – by Swami Venkatesananda, where he talks about Fate and self effort? Answer: Vasistha says that ‘Self effort’ is of 2 types: 1 – Self effort of this birth – This is called Purushartha. What ever […]

Spiritual Significance of Ramayana on the occasion of Dussera!

Ramayana is an epic story about King Dasharatha, who had three wives, but no children. Along with his wife Kaushalya, he performed a yagya called Ashwamedha, after which they got four sons. Dasharatha means one who can run ten chariots at a time; You are Dasharatha; Your body-mind complex is Dasharatha. The ten chariots are the five organs […]