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 […]

Srimad Bhagwatam condemns Con-Men!

Question: Didi, This verse is from the Srimad Bhagwatam. It criticises the people who earn a livelihood by accepting money on behalf of the Lord. All the new-age spiritual Gurus and Masters are doing the same except for a few. Doesn’t Enlightenment mean that all desires are destroyed? If it does mean that, then why […]

Ego is a major pitfall on the Spiritual path!

Question : Dear Didi, I tend to be influenced by those who are having too much fun and less awareness and don’t take the spiritual path seriously. I feel that we are not even eligible to learn this beautiful knowledge from Gurudev. He is so compassionate towards us in giving it, and yet we take […]

HAPPY BUDDHA POORNIMA

Transcript: Jai Guru Dev! Happy Vesak. What is Vesak? It is a Pali word for Vesākha or Buddha Poornima. Buddha was born, he got enlightened and he died, all on the same day. It is called Vesak in Pali. That was the language of those times. Buddha spoke in that language. If you noticed your day […]

Interview topic – Enlightened Beings

Question: I am deeply interested to understand the meaning of “Enlightenment”. Answer: Interest in knowing something is called curiosity. It is not sufficient to help one attain the highest possible goal for a human called ‘Awakening’. So what you understand will only be intellectual at the moment. Once you start walking the path, you might hit […]

Want to spend an afternoon interacting with a fully enlightened person… How to find one?

Question: I have a very deep thirst for knowing the Truth of ‘Who am I?’ I follow Ramana Maharshi’s teachings but it is so difficult to find a fully enlightened being to spend some time with and learn the Truth. I want to spend an afternoon speaking with a person who was once a layman […]

Buddha became globally popular because…

Question: Why is Buddha globally popular even though he was criticized by Vedic sages? Answer: Buddha, born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama had everything – money, name, fame, position, power, wife, everything one could wish for. He renounced all that to look for a cure for the disease called ‘The Mind’. Everyone was suffering from this […]

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 […]