Vasanas

Question: Can you clarify what vasana means? Answer: The mind is stuck in 3 factors – People Situations and Things The association with all these 3 will lead to impressions in the mind. Association with people leads to – Impressions of entanglement, jealousy, lust, anger, hatred, joy, expectation, love, fear, grief, irritation, annoyance, discomfort, longing, […]

How do we stop negative thoughts at unpleasant moments?

Question: I agree and have experienced that daily regular sadhana, pranayama, meditation, chanting helps to bring awareness and stay focused. However, there are times when we go through unpleasant moments how do we stop negative thoughts right at that moment? Answer: Meditation, chanting helps but again you are hopping on one foot. You have forgotten […]

How to give it back to the evil people in life?

Question: I’m following the Buddha’s path of compassion but I need advice on how to treat people who treat you unfairly, cold-heartedly or are just evil people? I have been running into a lot of problems with it. I’ve been ignoring people. But I’m starting to feel anger come up & want to tell people […]

Your raagas [likes] and dveshas [dislikes] create future

Question: In yesterday’s YV, he talks about not creating future because of thoughts. So all along we try to think of how to shape the future but it seems that’s counter-intuitive to what’s to be done. The focus should be on the present and not creating the future. This doesn’t mean not planning for retirement […]

Choices – what is right and wrong?

Question: Is applying viveka, a kind of seeking? Because choosing/deciding right from wrong is so relative to this mind? Answer: Actually Viveka is deeper than just plain discrimination between right and wrong. Viveka is the ability to help maintain an absolutely clean and pure consciousness within. When you do something which could leave you feeling […]