Does planning happen in present or future?

Question: Some more explanation on ‘planning happens in the present moment’ will be helpful to me.  Often, when I am walking [morning walk] or meditating, a thought or an idea arises on what needs to be done to resolve a current issue, without any intentional planning/thinking. Answer: Did you notice that you said that a […]

Samagra in a state of anger

Question: What is meant by ‘being Samagra’ in the flow when one gets angry and reacts? Answer: Samagra means ‘being immersed totally in the present moment as it is, devoid of thought or logic’. The moment you use the word ‘I am reacting’ in your head, you know that you were not ‘samagra’. The moment […]

Family obstructing Spiritual progress?

Question: Didi based on one’s karma – will the family karma be so that it can take a toll on spiritual activities – disturb one’s spiritual process/progress ? Is there something one can do? Or the only option is to be accepting and equanimous. I just wanted to know is there any extra self effort […]

Dealing with Sexual desires on the spiritual path!

Question: What should be the effort from our side to get over sexual desire on the spiritual path, if we should not suppress it? If we express it aren’t we making those impressions stronger? What should be our attitude towards it? Answer: Have you played with a bow and arrow? You pick up the bow […]

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 […]

Mind creates the illusion of Time! Time does not really exist!

Question: Time in addition to raaga/ dvesha or thoughts creates a barrier in meditation. Mind and Time seem undetachable unless consciousness goes in the silent core. Do you have tips to get over this Mind-Time obstacle when sitting down for meditation? Answer: Time does not exist dear. Mind creates Time. Until the mind exists, time […]

Sensation Vs Thought

Question: If a craving (or aversion) arises in my mind, would it be more strategic to observe that thought itself objectively, or to just direct my attention to my body for an observation round? My guess is the former…..but I’ve been finding more recently the latter is easier to observe objectively, which creates just enough […]