Gnyana leads to Dhyana

Question:   JGD didi, I have been listening to the knowledge and applying the knowledge points in my life and I have started feeling the nothingness/the consciousness.  It is strange. It does not happen in meditation but it happens in knowledge.  Earlier I used to think that knowledge is only for the super intelligent but now […]

Bhakti leads to the flowering of Gnyana

Question: Hello Ektaji, I read on one of the Facebook post where Guruji says “Devotion destroys all the karma”.  Could you please explain this with reference to what we have learnt so far in Ashtavakra Gita? Answer: Ashtavakra is the path of Gnyana [knowledge]. Devotion is the path of Bhakti. Gnyana takes one to Bhakti & […]

Go beyond Curiosity to be in the state of Wonder !

Question: Dear Ekta, I am in the middle of reading Ashtavakra Gita #12 – Nature of the mind. I am actually having a bit of difficulty understanding Wonder. What is wonder? How do I identify wonder? How do I know that I am using wonder? Answer: Wonder is a translation of aascharya. So more appropriately, […]

Faith, is it required?

Question: Didi, what is the meaning of faith? An experience, made me think about what faith means to me anymore. From my understanding I think there are no Gods up there in the sky, there is nobody to hold onto. I see the flow brings situations into life and just like in the game of […]

The collapse of craving!

Question: I have searched with many schools of thoughts and still cannot figure out why I still crave for things. In fact, I understand when you explain about the feverishness that arises because of craving. I totally experience its turmoil within me. But then why do I still relish craving? Answer: First, let’s understand clearly […]

A thought is just a JOKER!

Question: When I am in the silent state during meditation and shift my object of meditation from sensations to the silence/ pure awareness I am experiencing, how to prolong that state? It feels like the mind is waiting behind the bushes like a tiger and as soon as the stillness is achieved it takes a […]

God is on a morning walk!

Question:  You said life has no purpose. Does God also have no purpose? Why did he create us? Why did he make this entire creation? Is it all purposeless? Maybe God has some purpose. Please clarify if I am thinking correctly. Answer: That is such a cute question! – Does God have a purpose? 🙂 God is just on a morning […]