Don’t help people who are suffering

Question: Guruji says that, “Do not help anyone unless he or she asks for help”.  My assumption is Guruji is saying this because we will feel hurt when he/she do not appreciate us but I feel like helping others who suffer. Can I drop expectation and just help? I am very confused. Am I doing right? Answer: […]

Yardstick to measure spiritual progress

Question: What is the yardstick to measure my spiritual progress? How do I know if I am progressing spiritually? Answer: The yardstick to measure your spiritual progress is: ‘Equanimity + Awareness’. *Equanimity = [Internal Non-Reaction + External Non-Reaction] in any situation come what may. [Sambhava] *Awareness = Being in the present moment at all times. [Sakshi […]

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 […]

To Facebook or not?

Question:   With the advent of social media and uncontrolled use of it, we have added immensely to the list of Raagas and Dveshas especially on viewing people’s profiles, photos or posting messages.  In a very subtle way, it impacts the mind and adds to my cravings & aversions silently. To fix this, I quit Facebook […]

Fools blame others! Wise look inwards!

Question: After doing so many knowledge sessions with you, I have realized that I have a tendency to think that I am perfect and others are wrong.  My ways are correct and theirs are wrong.  I understand this is the cycle of Sanchita, Prarbdha and Agami Karma.  But what to do?  How to come out of […]

There is no happiness in this world!

Question: Why am I not happy with my-self? why am I continuously looking for someone/something/some situation to make me happy or make me feel that I am happy? Answer: There is no Happiness/Sukha in this world, but the mind does not want to recognize this truth. Life gives us a glimpse of this truth, every […]

What is Tapas?

Question: What exactly is tapas? Does it refer to a dissolved state? I understand that the words: burn, cook are used here as metaphor but what do they actually refer to? Answer: Tapas means endurance. Tapas is how strong are you mentally to be able to go through the ups and downs of life with a […]