The truth is that you really don’t want to wake up!

Question: If I have to get enlighten, it seems so difficult.  I have to get over my attachment to my spouse, children, parents, friends, job, aspirations, power, position, company, money, house, car, friends, phone, laptop.  It seems like such a difficult thing to do to get over this endless list.  Please help.  Am I understanding […]

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. […]

Want to spend an afternoon interacting with a fully enlightened person… How to find one?

Question: I have a very deep thirst for knowing the Truth of ‘Who am I?’ I follow Ramana Maharshi’s teachings but it is so difficult to find a fully enlightened being to spend some time with and learn the Truth. I want to spend an afternoon speaking with a person who was once a layman […]

Go beyond Curiosity to be in the state of Wonder !

Question: Dear Ekta, I am in the middle of reading Ashtavakra Gita #12 – Nature of the mind. I am actually having a bit of difficulty understanding Wonder. What is wonder? How do I identify wonder? How do I know that I am using wonder? Answer: Wonder is a translation of aascharya. So more appropriately, […]

A thought is just a JOKER!

Question: When I am in the silent state during meditation and shift my object of meditation from sensations to the silence/ pure awareness I am experiencing, how to prolong that state? It feels like the mind is waiting behind the bushes like a tiger and as soon as the stillness is achieved it takes a […]