Bhavanga – The flow!

Question: I started recognizing doing things naturally without application of the mind (application of the mind feels like there is a raaga/dvesha). There is a flow outside the involvement of the mind. I come to work because I have to work and it is my current karma. There is no good or bad day, but […]

Non-application of the Mind is Equanimity!

Question: When there is a wave of strong Maaya that makes me become unaware and lose myself, what is the best approach to sail though this? Is it the application of equanimity & awareness with the determination to let Maaya pass without affecting my true Self? Answer: Correct! Only Equanimity will help you sail through […]

How to make sure not to be born again?

Question: How to make sure not to be born again? How to stop the cyclical nonsense of birth and death? Answer: That’s an invaluable question, dear. But, It does not have a straight answer. There is NO way to ensure not to be born again.  At the most, you can work hard on your spiritual growth and […]

Marriage or Seva?

Question: I want to do seva to progress spiritually. I feel I will progress much more if I were at my master’s feet than being at home. I also do not want to get married, but my mother wants me to get married.  I am in a quandary. Should I focus on my spiritual path, dropping my […]

Yardstick to measure spiritual progress

Question: What is the yardstick to measure my spiritual progress? How do I know if I am progressing spiritually? Answer: The yardstick to measure your spiritual progress is: ‘Equanimity + Awareness’. *Equanimity = [Internal Non-Reaction + External Non-Reaction] in any situation come what may. [Sambhava] *Awareness = Being in the present moment at all times. [Sakshi […]

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 […]

Dispassion is not suppressing desires

Question: Is dispassion accepting what has come our way and not longing for a certain outcome? Answer: Dispassion is a natural maturity of the intellect that comes after dissolving yourself in self-introspection or spiritual knowledge and meditation. It is just like the maturity that comes to a child when he grows a little older, he […]