How does raaga(likes) and dvesha(dislikes) become an impression ?

Question: JGD Ektaji, About Ragaa and Dwesha, it is natural to have a feeling of like and dislike.  Is it a problem if we have a ragaa and dwesha as a fleeting impression or something that lasts few hours or a day etc. I understand rubbing the impression in creates the karma but just a […]

How are karma impressions formed?

Question: Is there any science on how impressions form in the mind? What are impressions exactly? Answer: Impressions are formed by multiple exposure of the mind to the same stimulus repeatedly. For example: You feel that you are Abhishek, this is an impression. You were repeatedly called Abhishek when you were a toddler, initially you did […]

Vasanas

Question: Can you clarify what vasana means? Answer: The mind is stuck in 3 factors – People Situations and Things The association with all these 3 will lead to impressions in the mind. Association with people leads to – Impressions of entanglement, jealousy, lust, anger, hatred, joy, expectation, love, fear, grief, irritation, annoyance, discomfort, longing, […]

How to work on erasing past patterns?

Question: JGD Ekta di, we acquire certain belief systems and patterns from our past birth as a result of Sanchita karma and these are strong impressions embedded in us that makes us act and react in a certain manner. The objective is to develop awareness to clearly see these patterns with the help of regular […]

How do we stop negative thoughts at unpleasant moments?

Question: I agree and have experienced that daily regular sadhana, pranayama, meditation, chanting helps to bring awareness and stay focused. However, there are times when we go through unpleasant moments how do we stop negative thoughts right at that moment? Answer: Meditation, chanting helps but again you are hopping on one foot. You have forgotten […]

Benefits of Vipassana or Satipatthana

Question: I went for the 10 days retreat. The experience was very fulfilling. On day 4 of the Vipassana program during meditation, I was vividly seeing the events from my childhood more than 35 years ago which upset me very much and I was unable to sleep that night. I was finally able to put […]