Gossipmongers on the spiritual path are wrong numbers!

Question: I just figured that one of my spiritual world colleagues is jealous because I am meditating longer hours and have become quieter than her. She herself acknowledges that she is a loose cannon. She gossips a lot even about her own family life. She tried to dissuade me with her gossiping and back-biting. I […]

Being Aware!

Question: Dear Ekta Didi, I observe a habit of talking to myself. I try hard not to speak, but I can’t stop it and then I join the conversation again! I have experienced a state of not talking to myself and just being, but I find it a very new thing and cannot remain long in it. Please help […]

Why some people cannot meditate?

Question: Why some people cannot meditate? Answer: Many people asked the Buddha why they couldn’t meditate? Here’s what Buddha said… Many spiritual practitioners during Buddha’s time were following the Vedic techniques of meditation and Samadhi. They could still their minds only during meditation. But soon after, the mind would come back to its noisy state […]

Spiritual sabbatical

Question: How to do a few days of Spiritual sabbatical? Answer: Spirituality is about looking within and finding that peace within. For beginners, who have not yet learnt to be with their own selves, every Teacher/Guru/Master gives processes/techniques so one finally goes within and enjoys the taste of ‘BEING’. All techniques/processes/courses are just a tool to […]

Was Ravana enlightened?

Question: Why did the enlightened Ravana slip and commit an error in lust? An enlightened person knows for sure that he is not the body nor the mind. But, there is still the possibility of lust taking charge. Why so?  Is the enlightenment not firm enough? Secondly, any error can only happen in a non-enlightened […]

YogaMaaya can be a hurdle on the spiritual path

Question: I have a strange experience to share. Today in my meditation I felt like I was distanced from myself when I got carried away in my thoughts and the moment I came back to the breath I felt like that distance was gone. It is a strange kind of knowingness. Or am I now […]