Interview topic – Enlightened Beings

Question: I am deeply interested to understand the meaning of “Enlightenment”. Answer: Interest in knowing something is called curiosity. It is not sufficient to help one attain the highest possible goal for a human called ‘Awakening’. So what you understand will only be intellectual at the moment. Once you start walking the path, you might hit […]

Killing microbes accrues Karma or not?

Question: I am a novice Buddhist. I admit that killing any living beings leads to negative karma production. Is there any explanation in karma formation in killing microorganisms? I had this debate with my friend, he claims microbes have some sort of intelligence, that sustains life in them. While I said, they generally lack consciousness. […]

Desire is the root cause of suffering!

Question: Desires and tendencies – it’s one thing being aware as they come up, suppress them, reduce them, possibly even eliminate them. But there is always a danger lurking of reviving them. I am going through one right now. It’s a line in stone, not on water or sand. And it’s become a demon. Even […]

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 […]

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 […]