Do we accumulate karma if we scold loved ones or try to correct them when they do something wrong?

Question: Do we accumulate karma if we scold loved ones or try to correct them when they do something wrong? Answer: Again Karmas are not caused out of the action or thought, but Karmas are caused by the attachment/emotion associated with the action or thought. Therefore, if you scold a child to prevent him from […]

The trap of Maaya

Question: Dear Ektaji, why do we respect only greatness? Why do we set goals by comparing with bigger and better only? However our benchmarks of Greatness keep changing as we ourselves evolve, and we keep chasing one or other desires. What is a right way to look upon people, their work and its importance, and […]


Question: Please explain the sentences Excerpt 1 -The space is not afflicted by any action. Similarly, you are free from karma.  Answer: Look around you right now. You are surrounded by space from all angles. Can you touch the space around you? Can you wet the space around you? Can anyone stain space? No! Space is not […]

When “I” watch my thoughts, who is doing the watching?

Question: When “I” watch my thoughts, is it my consciousness that’s doing the watching? Or another layer of the burrito altogether? Answer: You are watching the thoughts. You are not the mind, you are not the body, you have a mind, you have a body, they are just your tools. You are watching the thoughts coming […]

Are you in good company?

Question: If the people around me are not good, will it affect my spiritual growth? Answer: The company you keep matters a lot, especially on the spiritual path. For e.g. if a group of people is sitting and laughing, you are passing from there and decide to just join them. You suddenly start laughing, you […]

Guilt of spiritual insincerity

JGD Dear Let go of the past! Have you heard that saying in Hindi – jab jago tab savera! When you wake up, it’s morning. [Sounds silly in English but hopefully it conveyed the meaning]. The grip of Maaya is so strong that it is extremely difficult for a person to easily wriggle out of […]

Marriage or Seva?

Question: I want to do seva to progress spiritually. I feel I will progress much more if I were at my master’s feet than being at home. I also do not want to get married, but my mother wants me to get married.  I am in a quandary. Should I focus on my spiritual path, dropping my […]