Is it the Flow or my desire?

Question: How to account for business goals and personal goals you want to achieve ? It has to start with a desire, correct? Answer: When you recognize that the flow brings in all that is needed to run your life whether personal or business related, the feverishness of creating goals will drop off, doer-ship will […]

Bhavanga – The flow!

Question: I started recognizing doing things naturally without application of the mind (application of the mind feels like there is a raaga/dwesha). There is a flow outside the involvement of the mind. I come to work, because I have to work and it is my current karma. There is no good or bad day, but […]

Dispassion or Ego?

Question: Is it important for the outside world to accept my change in personality/ my growing dispassion? I don’t care about or see the outside world and when an ego of an external person/world comes up, I concentrate to focus on myself and the present moment and the external world dissolves. Does this make me […]

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 & […]

Karma affects both Material life and spiritual goals?

Question: We do not choose where we are born or what profession we choose, but we choose whom we get married to or have kids. Also, the kind of people who come into our life is a result of our past karmas – good or bad. If I did not have a choice in my […]

Life is flowing, just flow with a smile!

Question: I have to make a decision. How do I let “Life take its course”, how do I flow with it and where does my Purushartha come into play? What do I have to do to stop pretending to be a doer? With all the decision making and choices to choose from, how do I establish […]

There is only one possibility of the ball rolling ! Your life had no other way to go but that ONE way!

Question: You say – “There is only one possibility of the ball rolling. Your life had no other way to go but this way!” This makes me realize that if there is no other way my life could’ve gone, then there is no reason for thinking of “what if this had happened or what if […]

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, […]