YogaMaaya can be a hurdle on the spiritual path

Question: I have a strange experience to share. Today in my meditation I felt like I was distanced from myself when I got carried away in my thoughts and the moment I came back to the breath I felt like that distance was gone. It is a strange kind of knowingness. Or am I now […]

Mahaa Maaya, Moha Maaya and Yoga Maaya

Question : The ball is rolling and we are not the doer. Whatever will happen will happen. How does free will fit in?  You have explained free will earlier, but somehow I am not able to connect it. We have the free will not to create agami karma but what has to happen will happen irrespectively.  […]

Was Ravana enlightened?

Question: Why did the enlightened Ravana slip and commit an error in lust? An enlightened person knows for sure that he is not the body nor the mind. But, there is still the possibility of lust taking charge. Why so?  Is the enlightenment not firm enough? Secondly, any error can only happen in a non-enlightened […]

Churning in the fire of insults/criticism? Burn!

Question: JGD Ekta Didi, Lately I have been inundated with thoughts of intimidating people in my family. My mind rewinds and plays the incident and cajoles me to react. While I was in this war in my mind, I realized that these are just sensations bothering me. I got swayed by thoughts and rehearsed my spiteful […]

How to come out of the dream?

Question: When I don’t know/realize that I’m living in a dream then how do I come out of the dream? – is it right to even think that I should come out (is there something outside of this ) OR think that it’s a dream n nothing matters & live in the dream? Answer: Understand […]

Who is the designer of the Mind?

Question: Didi I was just in wonder why is my mind so cunning / playing games all the time and not letting me be at peace / be a Sakshi? Why is it designed so? Answer: Design of the Mind: Mind is ruled by the inherent power of Nature called Maaya! Mind is born out […]

Your mother-in-law is one of your very strong past Karma !

Question: I am not very talkative and like to be in knowledge. My Mother in law is the opposite and whenever she is around she keeps talking a lot. I try to stay quiet but she expects me to talk too. And if I am quite she will not stop trying until she makes me […]

Guilt of spiritual insincerity

JGD Dear Let go of the past! Have you heard that saying in Hindi – jab jago tab savera! When you wake up, it’s morning. [Sounds silly in English but hopefully it conveyed the meaning]. The grip of Maaya is so strong that it is extremely difficult for a person to easily wriggle out of […]

Gnyana leads to Dhyana

Question:   JGD didi, I have been listening to the knowledge and applying the knowledge points in my life and I have started feeling the nothingness/the consciousness.  It is strange. It does not happen in meditation but it happens in knowledge.  Earlier I used to think that knowledge is only for the super intelligent but now […]