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 […]

You are not the body!

Question: Are Purusha and Brahman the same? Since both are energy, does it mean they are the same? Answer: Brahman is that supreme energy out of which everything is born. It is also called the supreme consciousness. This everything that was born of Brahman is matter [Prakriti] and the energy running that matter, we can […]

Is karma responsible for significant number of deaths due to natural calamities?

Question: So if body is inside prana, when we hear about suppose earthquake or any other natural phenomenon where so many people die, is it because the prana of that area was low or is it karma or is it due to the devas ? Answer: There are weather devas who are responsible for thunder, […]

Your nature is Gratefulness!

Question: I have a question on Ashtavakra 30 – Your nature is gratefulness!¬†Being grateful is your very nature and I totally understand that. What is confusing is, in earlier Ashtavakra, Guruji says if you are grateful to me that means you recognize myself as someone other than yourself (not seeing myself in you and yourself […]

Is it possible to go into a complete thoughtless state while meditating?

Question: When meditating, I sometime get down to a very relaxed clear state, where I feel only peace (there really isn’t any word for it though) but there are usually one or two thoughts that remain there, sometimes it is Guruji speaking a simple sentence. The thoughts are always knowledge based, and sometimes completely new […]

Consciousness in animals and immaterial objects

Question: Since immaterial objects and animals have no mind, are they pure consciousness? (I feel like I’ve asked this before and you gave a simple answer, but not simple enough for me to remember!) Answer: The mind started developing with the first janma (birth) itself. Remember, how one gets out of the pool of consciousness? […]