How does Prakriti cause turmoil in the body-mind complex ?

Question: ‘Janaka realizes that all events, all happenings, all people that were leading to all the feelings that were rising and falling was all on account of the Prakriti (3 Gunas – Rajas, Tamas and Satva and 3 doshas – vaata, pitta, kapha). Prakriti gets affected by food, atmosphere and associations. These were causing all […]

Family obstructing Spiritual progress?

Question: Didi based on one’s karma – will the family karma be so that it can take a toll on spiritual activities – disturb one’s spiritual process/progress ? Is there something one can do? Or the only option is to be accepting and equanimous. I just wanted to know is there any extra self effort […]

Karma and Karmaphalam

Question: Is karma about keeping your intentions positive or is it about keeping your intention and thoughts neutral? Answer: Karma is not created just by action, it is created by speech, it is created by thoughts too. But not by every thought/action/speech. If there is an emotion of raaga(likes)/dvesha(dislikes) attached to either, speech or action, […]

Buddha’s Legendary Enlightenment

Question: Why is Buddha’s enlightenment considered legendary. Are there categories in enlightenment? Answer: Have questions? Reach out to Ekta by clicking on the “Ask a Question” button on the left sidebar. Transcription: JGD. The question is: Why is Buddha’s enlightenment considered legendary. Are there categories in enlightenment? Answer: Yes, Buddha was a legend. If we […]

Krishna, Shiva, Buddha – They are all just ONE!

Question: I am not able to understand the line – “The bestower of dispassion is Shiva, that Consciousness that is bliss, innocence, and omnipresence. Krishna is the outer manifestation of Shiva. And the inner silence of Krishna is Shiva. Shiva is called Chandrashekhara means that the mind that is in Shiva (transcendence) is always above the […]

Dusangha sarvathaiva tyajaha – Shun bad company at all costs!

Question: Di, there is tremendous change in the society in India…everyone is so much into alcohol and stuff. There are special afternoon get together of females where all of them go to pubs…I am always the odd one out not going or not drinking…as a result I feel cut off from the social group. Which sometimes […]

Drop Judging!

Question: I attended a family reunion last week, first time in a long time being in such a large gathering for an extended period. I noticed that even though I could let go of judging externally, i.e. expressing my judgements, I still found myself judging internally. The lifestyle I observed was very different from mine, […]