Mourn Birth & Celebrate Death!

Question: Didi, we usually cry when a close one dies. There is a high possibility that he/she has finished his/her karma bag and will not take birth again.  Instead of crying we should be happy for them.  We cry for our own selfish reasons as we can’t see and interact with them.  Similarly, if someone […]

When someone blames you, they actually take away some negative karma from you!

Question: Jai Gurudev Ekta didi, “When someone blames you, they actually take away some negative karma from you. Understand this and don’t put up resistance. Feel happy and lighter about it. Outside you may resist, but inside if you don’t resist, and feel happy that somebody is there to blame me and take some negative karma, you […]

Law of Cause & Effect

Question: Ektaji JGD, I have over the years read many stories of children being brutally violated and it sickens me. I cannot believe or wrap my mind around the idea that these children are reaping the fruits of their past karma. Is it not possible that one is innocent and something atrocious happens to them and […]

Baby dying in womb attains liberation or not?

The key to liberation is ‘awareness’. Being ‘Aware at the point of death is the secret code! For an ‘unenlightened soul’, birth and death both happen in a ‘deep sleep state devoid of awareness’. Because of this lack of awareness, one is stuck in the vicious cycle of birth-death-birth-death. If a baby dies in the […]

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 […]