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 […]

Enlightenment makes me greedy!

Question: JGD Ektaji, Thanks for sharing this beautiful thought, but I believe thinking about enlightenment itself is a kind of suffering. You constantly work hard towards it reminding yourself that enlightenment is your end goal. I have read it somewhere that Enlightenment is just a by-product; you cannot do anything about it. This is the beauty of by-products: […]

Direct realization or instant enlightenment!

Question: JGD Ekta ji, I am trying to understand difference between direct realization and contemplation. I thought contemplation is by doing self inquiry one is trying to abandon ego, and direct realization is experiencing the truth. But he categorized Janaka under contemplation, but Janaka was first using contemplation but he also realized the truth and had […]

Was Ravana enlightened?

Question: Why did the enlightened Ravana slip and commit an error in lust? An enlightened person knows for sure that he is not the body nor the mind. But, there is still the possibility of lust taking charge. Why so?  Is the enlightenment not firm enough? Secondly, any error can only happen in a non-enlightened […]

Why everyone cannot meditate?

Question: Didi – due to some recent experiences I have been wondering about this. Why is it so hard for people to understand this spiritual aspect of life and not meditate? which can help live a stress-free life in the general sense. Why isn’t this knowledge to meditate readily available like other habits that we […]

Intellectualization of Spiritual Knowledge is a MAJOR obstacle!

Question: Ekta ji, can you point to any references in scriptures or your own experience on how to identify the symptoms of being half baked in vedanta knowledge or being caught up just in the theory of advaita? Answer: It is a big danger if you are caught up in the theory of the spiritual […]

How to make sure not to be born again?

Question: How to make sure not to be born again? How to stop the cyclical nonsense of birth and death? Answer: That’s an invaluable question, dear. But, It does not have a straight answer. There is NO way to ensure not to be born again.  At the most, you can work hard on your spiritual growth and […]

Animal Sacrifice for Peace & Goodluck!

Question: Dear Ekta Ji, I am constructing a new house and it has reached the end stage. I have heard that we need to do animal sacrifice at home and put its blood on the walls of the new house to do peace for the new house. Somehow I am not convinced with this concept […]

When “I” watch my thoughts, who is doing the watching?

Question: When “I” watch my thoughts, is it my consciousness that’s doing the watching? Or another layer of the burrito altogether? Answer: You are watching the thoughts. You are not the mind, you are not the body, you have a mind, you have a body, they are just your tools. You are watching the thoughts coming […]

Marriage or Seva?

Question: I want to do seva to progress spiritually. I feel I will progress much more if I were at my master’s feet than being at home. I also do not want to get married, but my mother wants me to get married.  I am in a quandary. Should I focus on my spiritual path, dropping my […]