How to handle joy?

Question: Ektaji, at present, I am on the verge of going through a big change in life. Whatever I have known till now is suddenly being metamorphosed into something larger. All three aspects of people, situation and things are in transition. From a materialistic and familial point of view, everything is great. I should be […]

Scriptures are not history!

Question: I am a humble learner with a multi-variate interest in scriptures and vedas since my school days. There was this Shastrarth that took place between sage Astavakra and Acharya Bandi in presence of King Janaka. Can I assume that at this point Janaka did not know Astavakra? In the Astavakra videos by Sri Sri, in […]

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: […]

I and You

Question: With every episode, this knowledge is going in circles. Everything feeds off of the other. Ego dissolves in Love, now Ashtavakra says move from love to knowledge and then drop knowledge to move to love in which you dissolve. The example, that sometimes ignorance (where there is no mind or in other words no […]

Your nature is Gratefulness!

Question: I have a question on Ashtavakra 30 – Your nature is gratefulness! Being grateful is your very nature and I totally understand that. What is confusing is, in earlier Ashtavakra, Guruji says if you are grateful to me that means you recognize myself as someone other than yourself (not seeing myself in you and yourself […]

Go beyond Curiosity to be in the state of Wonder !

Question: Dear Ekta, I am in the middle of reading Ashtavakra Gita #12 – Nature of the mind. I am actually having a bit of difficulty understanding Wonder. What is wonder? How do I identify wonder? How do I know that I am using wonder? Answer: Wonder is a translation of aascharya. So more appropriately, […]