Your raagas [likes] and dveshas [dislikes] create future

Question: In yesterday’s YV, he talks about not creating future because of thoughts. So all along we try to think of how to shape the future but it seems that’s counter-intuitive to what’s to be done. The focus should be on the present and not creating the future. This doesn’t mean not planning for retirement […]

Is it a Raaga or a mere preference ?

Question: Ektaji, It is difficult to completely drop raaga and dvesha. For example, I interview several candidates for a job and based on my likes and dislikes within professional guidelines I select or reject a candidate. Within first 5 minutes of interview I conclude that I like this candidate or dislike this candidate. Please help. Answer: You […]

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 […]

No decision is wrong if it is devoid of raaga/dvesha!

Question: I have a very difficult marriage and a temperamental husband who drinks and blames me for his drinking. I am lonely and in pain. I understand this knowledge. I know everything is temporary but I still crave for a good supportive husband and companion. What do I do? How can I get a good […]

Wanting to look good….. Raaga or not?

Question: I have a desire to have clear pretty skin. I was wondering if it is Raaga or it is part of nature? Is it a bad karma or a bad desire to want to look pretty not with make-up but with normal skin? Answer: You are the best judge, dear! Only you would know whether […]

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: […]

How is ‘human life’ different from ‘animal life’?

Question: I am wondering that the ideal way to live is: be in the present moment without worrying. No desires even desire for liberation is not necessary as it may become a craving ragga /dvesha. Everything is a happening. Then what is the difference between us and animals? Yes, we have VIVEKA ability to discriminate […]