Mourn Birth & Celebrate Death!

Question: Didi, we usually cry when a close one dies. There is a high possibility that he/she has finished his/her karma bag and will not take birth again.  Instead of crying we should be happy for them.  We cry for our own selfish reasons as we can’t see and interact with them.  Similarly, if someone […]

Tamasic food attacks your spiritual health!

Question: Is it OK to eat Tamasic or left-over food because it’s easy for me to cook once and then consume it for 2 to 3 days? Isn’t running around to cook food everyday Rajasic? How to prepare and keep food Sattvic? Answer: First let’s understand what determines the Rajasic, Tamasic or Sattvic nature of food. Every food […]

In sickness and in health!

Question: Ekta ji, during Vyadhi, even as small as a headache, the Prana takes a hit and is focused only on the body. Should one wait for the phase to finish, and take it as tapas to come back and settle in the Self, what do you suggest? Answer: No dear, what’s the point of […]

Is there a benefit in knowing about planetary movements?

Question: What is the point of knowing that it is the Mercury retrograde going on right now? I have only been on the watch since yesterday keeping a guard to prevent negativity. It makes me nervous. How is it helpful? Answer: Mercury Retrograde is just an apparent planetary retrograde movement that brings about changes in […]

Karma and Mercury Retrograde!

Question: Please explain what happens during Mercury Retrograde from the spiritual aspect. Answer: All cosmic bodies whether planets, stars, comets, etc affect us. E.g. The moon affects the water element on our Planet. It is a scientific fact that high tides and low tides occur in the oceans because of the gravitational effects of the waxing and waning […]

How does Prakriti cause turmoil in the body-mind complex ?

Question: ‘Janaka realizes that all events, all happenings, all people that were leading to all the feelings that were rising and falling was all on account of the Prakriti (3 Gunas – Rajas, Tamas and Satva and 3 doshas – vaata, pitta, kapha). Prakriti gets affected by food, atmosphere and associations. These were causing all […]

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, […]