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 […]

How to handle joy?

Question: Ektaji, at present, I am on the verge of going through a big change in life. Whatever I have known till now is suddenly being metamorphosed into something larger. All three aspects of people, situation and things are in transition. From a materialistic and familial point of view, everything is great. I should be […]

Scriptures are not history!

Question: I am a humble learner with a multi-variate interest in scriptures and vedas since my school days. There was this Shastrarth that took place between sage Astavakra and Acharya Bandi in presence of King Janaka. Can I assume that at this point Janaka did not know Astavakra? In the Astavakra videos by Sri Sri, in […]