Dealing with disrespectful people using Buddha’s principles of observing sensations!

Question: At work, few people are disrespectful in team meetings. I understand emotions arise due to 1] my dvesha [I do not have a powerful physical voice or authoritative position, etc]. 2] my fear of “trump effect” that the authoritative figure is disrespecting, everyone will think, it’s ok to disrespect. My ‘identity’ is questioned. I am struggling with self-management. […]

Bhavanga – The flow!

Question: I started recognizing doing things naturally without application of the mind (application of the mind feels like there is a raaga/dvesha). There is a flow outside the involvement of the mind. I come to work because I have to work and it is my current karma. There is no good or bad day, but […]

Is there a benefit in knowing about planetary movements?

Question: What is the point of knowing that it is the Mercury retrograde going on right now? I have only been on the watch since yesterday keeping a guard to prevent negativity. It makes me nervous. How is it helpful? Answer: Mercury Retrograde is just an apparent planetary retrograde movement that brings about changes in […]

Does Karma have a say in Greencard processing ?

Question: How should I look at this situation. We have filed for Green Card in 2013 and the labor is still in Audit since the response sent in Nov 2013. Don’t know when the Audit would be cleared. According to the Immigration rules they have to respond within 2 years of the response given i.e. […]

Dwindling of desires!

Question: There is an expectation to take up additional tasks (at work) as the role requires it. As a spiritual practitioner, I have noticed desires reducing in me automatically and now I have no desire to do extra/more tasks aiming at promotion or to please the management unless I am assigned a task. Is not […]

Anger burns you NOT the other person

Question: Didi one silly question Is doing unwholesome behavior with unwholesome people justified? I got angry with a person at work who was gossiping and was very harmful towards me, so I gave her a taste of her own medicine, but since that incident I am feeling so bad that why I got angry why […]

HAPPY BUDDHA POORNIMA

Transcript: Jai Guru Dev! Happy Vesak. What is Vesak? It is a Pali word for Vesākha or Buddha Poornima. Buddha was born, he got enlightened and he died, all on the same day. It is called Vesak in Pali. That was the language of those times. Buddha spoke in that language. If you noticed your day […]