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: […]

Buddha taught that there is NO SOUL!

Question: Buddha taught that there is NO SOUL! Please, can you enlighten us on this? Answer: To understand Buddha first, we have to understand his basic teachings. Buddha was a prince, who saw riches/name/fame/relationships but did not find True Sukha in that. His did not know what he was really searching for. He renounced his […]

Why this? Why that? Why? Why?…. It’s all Maaya!

Question: JGD Didi, I had a nasty marriage and even nastier divorce in past. I have two adorable children though. I have promised them they will never have any stepfather in their  life, that is the reason why I have turned down many instances. I have found myself often thinking marriages are pointless. I wonder […]

Mind retaliates to your answer on craving for Guru!

Question: Ektaji, My bhakti kicked in and did a little revolt against the answer – https://ektabathija.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/craving-for-guru/ Divine craving (for the physical guru or the tattva) is in my faith a blessing..does Mukti not happen through Grace? Once we reach a stage in Bhakti won’t the rest automatically drop off? Answer: No dear. Nothing happens automatically. The question […]

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 […]

Direct realization or instant enlightenment!

Question: JGD Ekta ji, I am trying to understand difference between direct realization and contemplation. I thought contemplation is by doing self inquiry one is trying to abandon ego, and direct realization is experiencing the truth. But he categorized Janaka under contemplation, but Janaka was first using contemplation but he also realized the truth and had […]

Do enlightened beings feel sadness? Do they actually feel sick?

Question: I have a question, although it may sound silly.  I was wondering, do enlightened beings feel sadness?  Do they actually feel sick?  As I look at Guruji, I see consciousness and whatever is emanating from him is just natural.   Since hes in a human form, hes not restricted to physical or mental limitations right? Or he doesn’t choose […]