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 […]

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 […]

Can your thoughts change your karma ?

Question: I read a book called “The Secret”. In that book, the author says that whatever is your dominant thought and whatever you visualize you attract that in your life. So does it mean your thoughts can change your Karma? Answer: We learn this in the Happiness program/ Part 1 course/ Art of Living basic […]

How do thoughts generate in the mind?

Questions: How does the thought generate in our mind? Answer: Thoughts generate out of the subconscious. Now what is the quality of your subconscious? It depends on the conditioning of your mind from: Associations [people] – associations are the types of people you hangout with/live with/work with. If they are competitive & jealous kind, for e.g. […]

When “I” watch my thoughts, who is doing the watching?

Question: When “I” watch my thoughts, is it my consciousness that’s doing the watching? Or another layer of the burrito altogether? Answer: You are watching the thoughts. You are not the mind, you are not the body, you have a mind, you have a body, they are just your tools. You are watching the thoughts coming […]

Are you responsible for your own thoughts & feelings or not?

Question: I saw this below knowledge, I am kind of confused 🤔 There is a contradiction between his two statements. 1] Your worries, your feelings, your thoughts arise in your own mind. You are totally responsible for all your feelings – how you feel, what you think, what you do… You are responsible. ~~Gurudev HH Sri Sri Ravi […]

Fear of the ‘last thoughts at death’

Question: Ektaji – Is it fair to have Dvesha to control the last impression (not to think certain thing)? If it is something out of control why not make it like “come as it comes” like spontaneously? Can we train our subconscious brain to think- not to think (e.g. people do chant to train their subconscious mind)? […]

Thought waves are recorded in Space!

Question: Are thoughts recorded in Space? They say that whatever the Rishis and Yogis have said is recorded in Space and the most aware mind can download this in the deepest of the meditation. Please explain how this works? Answer: The first law of thermodynamics is “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed”. If energy […]

Why do we all have same thought patterns?

Question: Recently I had this thought (1 is allowed!) that maybe it is better to unlearn some of my mind’s bad habits than to have no mind at all.  But then I thought (fine, 2!) how did these habits get learnt at all? Which leads to my actual question — if a human’s true nature […]