When “I” watch my thoughts, who is doing the watching?

Question: When “I” watch my thoughts, is it my consciousness that’s doing the watching? Or another layer of the burrito altogether? Answer: You are watching the thoughts. You are not the mind, you are not the body, you have a mind, you have a body, they are just your tools. You are watching the thoughts coming […]

Gnyana leads to Dhyana

Question:   JGD didi, I have been listening to the knowledge and applying the knowledge points in my life and I have started feeling the nothingness/the consciousness.  It is strange. It does not happen in meditation but it happens in knowledge.  Earlier I used to think that knowledge is only for the super intelligent but now […]

Ego is a major pitfall on the Spiritual path!

Question : Dear Didi, I tend to be influenced by those who are having too much fun and less awareness and don’t take the spiritual path seriously. I feel that we are not even eligible to learn this beautiful knowledge from Gurudev. He is so compassionate towards us in giving it, and yet we take […]

The door that leads you ‘IN’ also leads you ‘OUT’!

Question: I am a very competitive and jealous person in the office, at home, with family & friends and especially in my volunteer activities. Now this competition is coming into my spiritual side also. In Art of living now, I want to be a teacher like you. Nothing less than you will suffice. I have […]

How to let go of Karmaphalam / fruit of action?

Question: What is the difference between tolerance and surrender? Answer: Tolerance is like a potential volcano. There is a dislike hidden within which just churns and burns inside and can erupt at any time. Tolerance is just a temporary cover-up. When you are tolerating something, you do not recognize that the harm that you cause […]

A beautiful poem on Advait (non duality)

Question: I really liked the Sufi poem about the stranger who knocks on the door, and then last time says “I am you”, etc etc. Can you send a link to this poem? Answer: It is a poem by Rumi, that I heard in Urdu long ago. Here is the English translation: “There came one […]

Seva or Serving the Ego!

Question: What is seva really? And from what space should an individual come from when he or she wants to do pure seva? I have noticed that I get into the same power struggle that I would, in a corporate office. I need some clarity there, please help. Answer: There is a big difference between […]