Krishna, Shiva, Buddha – They are all just ONE!

Question: I am not able to understand the line – “The bestower of dispassion is Shiva, that Consciousness that is bliss, innocence, and omnipresence. Krishna is the outer manifestation of Shiva. And the inner silence of Krishna is Shiva. Shiva is called Chandrashekhara means that the mind that is in Shiva (transcendence) is always above the […]

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 […]

Dusangha sarvathaiva tyajaha – Shun bad company at all costs!

Question: Di, there is tremendous change in the society in India…everyone is so much into alcohol and stuff. There are special afternoon get together of females where all of them go to pubs…I am always the odd one out not going or not drinking…as a result I feel cut off from the social group. Which sometimes […]

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 […]

Spiritual Significance of Ramayana on the occasion of Dussera!

Ramayana is an epic story about King Dasharatha, who had three wives, but no children. Along with his wife Kaushalya, he performed a yagya called Ashwamedha, after which they got four sons. Dasharatha means one who can run ten chariots at a time; You are Dasharatha; Your body-mind complex is Dasharatha. The ten chariots are the five organs […]