Dealing with Possessiveness

Question: What if it is not me who is possessive, but someone else is possessive of me , rather obsessive almost to the sick levels of possessing me, what is that I should or should not do. Answer: Recognize that it is just a play of the elements and that person’s karma exchange account that […]

Learn the skill to act without doer-ship

Question: How to deal with a dishonest business partner and at the same time be able to drop doer-ship and act without creating any Agami Karma [future karma]? Answer: First, let’s understand how Sanchita Karma becomes Agami Karma. What is Sanchita Karma?  Sanchita Karma is my PAST karma that I created in the past, maybe in […]

Is Ambition also a seeking?

Question: One of yesterday’s Yoga Vasishtha knowledge points and homework, that you gave was ‘not to seek and just be and live effortlessly through whatever transpires because of Sanchita karma.’  How do we differentiate seeking from ambition?  Or are they the same? One usually has an ambition to grow in one’s career, ambition to become someone, ambition to […]

Mahaa Maaya, Moha Maaya and Yoga Maaya

Question : The ball is rolling and we are not the doer. Whatever will happen will happen. How does free will fit in?  You have explained free will earlier, but somehow I am not able to connect it. We have the free will not to create agami karma but what has to happen will happen irrespectively.  […]

Vashistha talks about Fate and Self-effort

Question: I am reading the Yoga Vasistha these days, could you please explain to me pages 22-24 of the Supreme Yoga – by Swami Venkatesananda, where he talks about Fate and self effort? Answer: Vasistha says that ‘Self effort’ is of 2 types: 1 – Self effort of this birth – This is called Purushartha. What ever […]

How do we accumulate Karma?

Question: Do women accumulate Karma on a/c of behavior under the influence of changing hormones? Answer: Yes, you will accumulate karma if you get attached to anything. Your hormones are again part of your sanchita karma dear. Question: Also, recently you answered about a question on killing the insects- I was walking my younger son […]