What is the difference between tolerance and surrender?

Question: What is the difference between tolerance and surrender? Answer: Tolerance is like a potential volcano. There is a dislike hidden within which just churns and burns inside and can erupt at any time. Tolerance is just a temporary cover-up. When you are tolerating something, you do not recognize that the harm that you cause […]

Buddha’s Legendary Enlightenment

Question: Why is Buddha’s enlightenment considered legendary. Are there categories in enlightenment? Answer: Have questions? Reach out to Ekta by clicking on the “Ask a Question” button on the left sidebar. Transcription: JGD. The question is: Why is Buddha’s enlightenment considered legendary. Are there categories in enlightenment? Answer: Yes, Buddha was a legend. If we […]

Is being a witness and being 100% aware the same?

Question 1: I was practicing 100% awareness for most of the day. But it seemed to me that as I was 100% aware, I was also totally aware of what I was experiencing through the senses – I was totally aware of what my body and mind were doing. It seemed to be an excellent […]

Birthday message!

Question: JGD didi, many happy returns of the day. Please could you give us a message on your birthday about how to celebrate a birthday. Answer: Life is a school. We all are here to learn some lessons. There are several classrooms- relationship class, career class, social class, etc. Every day is a new lesson.  […]

Hollow and empty!

Question: Dear Ektaji, referring to “I am hollow and empty” – does this mean if I remind myself that I am nothing, I will automatically modify my speech and eventually it will become pure? Answer: “I am hollow and empty” is a meditation that we do in the Advanced course also called as the ‘Art […]

Fear of the ‘last thoughts at death’

Question: Ektaji – Is it fair to have Dvesha to control the last impression (not to think certain thing)? If it is something out of control why not make it like “come as it comes” like spontaneously? Can we train our subconscious brain to think- not to think (e.g. people do chant to train their subconscious mind)? […]

A beautiful poem on Advait (non duality)

Question: I really liked the Sufi poem about the stranger who knocks on the door, and then last time says “I am you”, etc etc. Can you send a link to this poem? Answer: It is a poem by Rumi, that I heard in Urdu long ago. Here is the English translation: “There came one […]

Why do Hindus worship cows ?

Question: When someone asks, “Do Hindus worship cows,” what is the answer? What is the connection between Hinduism and cows? Answer: We must understand that in ancient India, predominantly an agricultural country, the cow was a symbol of wealth because it was expensive to buy a cow and maintain it. Only a few fortunate folks could afford multiple cows. It was an […]

What can I do to increase Awareness?

Question: You mentioned law of attraction in our discussion. Is there anything we can do for the numerous times we have had knowingly/unknowingly grumbled upon others behavior and had bad thoughts about them? I am sorry for my ill thoughts and wondering if I can do anything about it. In one discussion, you said there needs […]