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 thank the Infinite?

Someone asked me how to thank that infinite power? What could I do for God that would be the closest possible thanks to him? I answered, “God does not need your prayer, rites, rituals. He really does not need your flowers, fruit, coconut, etc. God wants every individual to be happy. So if you can […]

Bhakti leads to the flowering of Gnyana

Question: Hello Ektaji, I read on one of the Facebook post where Guruji says “Devotion destroys all the karma”.  Could you please explain this with reference to what we have learnt so far in Ashtavakra Gita? Answer: Ashtavakra is the path of Gnyana [knowledge]. Devotion is the path of Bhakti. Gnyana takes one to Bhakti & […]

Are you going to GOD as a beggar?

Question: Are all Puranas mythological stories with an underlying message?  What about fasting, holy dips, lighting of lamps prescribed in those Puranas, especially Kartika Purana, that millions of people religiously follow – is there any benefit., that is are we adding punya/positive karma by doing these even though our intent is self benefit.  When prayer/rituals […]

God is a thorough businessman!

Question: Jai gurudev! I understand that ‘Hari’ and ‘Hara’ are one and the same. Yet I want to know wearing of what is scientifically more beneficial, the rudraksha that is connected to lord shiva or the tulasi beads that are associated with lord vishnu. Kindly throw some light. Answer: It is more beneficial for you to […]