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 […]

So many spiritual techniques! So much confusion!

Question: Before coming on to the spiritual path, life was simple. You study, you pass the exam. You don’t study, you fail. Now with the half-baked Knowledge, for anything you worry a thousand things: Whether I am witness consciousness or working with Raaga-Dvesha? Good karma? Bad karma? State of mind – Sattvik, Rajasik, Tamasik Planets […]

How to experience the spiritual knowledge?

Question: I am starting to get to a point of reading/listening/understanding this spiritual knowledge where I am “making it a concept” as Guruji puts it. How do I “experience” the knowledge rather than “learn” it? Just wait out prarabdha? It almost feels like I can ‘speak the language’ by taking courses/reading etc. I even believe […]

Hollow and empty!

Question: Dear Ektaji, referring to “I am hollow and empty” – does this mean if I remind myself that I am nothing, I will automatically modify my speech and eventually it will become pure? Answer: “I am hollow and empty” is a meditation that we do in the Advanced course also called as the ‘Art […]

Choicelessness is freedom!

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 maintain an absolutely clean and pure consciousness within. Rumi said, “Beyond the realm of right and wrong, there […]

Karma Cornering

Questions: Right now my office situation is extremely difficult I am overloaded, there is a lot of politics. I want to leave the job but I can’t because of my personal situation. The stress is affecting my health and I am taking sleeping pills. I am struggling to get out of this situation. Please help! […]