Hollow and empty!

Question: Dear Ektaji, referring to “I am hollow and empty” – does this mean if I remind myself that I am nothing, I will automatically modify my speech and eventually it will become pure? Answer: “I am hollow and empty” is a meditation that we do in the Advanced course also called as the ‘Art […]

Bad karma with the opposite sex

Question: I just got out of a bad and abusive marriage, my parents helped me out. Seven years ago, I was in an abusive relationship too, at that time also my parents helped me out. I am trying to understand what kind of karma is this? And, how can I get out of my bad […]

All Fears are just the Fear of Death!

Question:  Guruji said that “All fears are actually the Fear of death”. I am confused. Please help. Answer: There is actually only one fear.  It is the fear of death.  There is no other fear.  All the other fears stem from this one fear of death.  They are all children of the same parent; fear […]

Choicelessness is freedom!

Question: Is applying viveka, a kind of seeking? Because choosing/deciding right from wrong is so relative to this mind? Answer: Actually, Viveka is deeper than just plain discrimination between right and wrong. Viveka is the ability to maintain an absolutely clean and pure consciousness within. Rumi said, “Beyond the realm of right and wrong, there […]

Desires put you in a catch 22 situation!

Question: How does one deal with desires? Whereas some desires may be frivolous like clothes, jewelry, material things and others seem to be existential like taking an extra leadership role at work or leading a volunteering project. But eventually, I have now realized that every desire seems to bring misery with it. At the same […]

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: […]