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, […]

So many spiritual techniques! So much confusion!

Question: Before coming on to the spiritual path, life was simple. You study, you pass the exam. You don’t study, you fail. Now with the half-baked Knowledge, for anything you worry a thousand things: Whether I am witness consciousness or working with Raaga-Dvesha? Good karma? Bad karma? State of mind – Sattvik, Rajasik, Tamasik Planets […]