The trap of Maaya

Question: Dear Ektaji, why do we respect only greatness? Why do we set goals by comparing with bigger and better only? However our benchmarks of Greatness keep changing as we ourselves evolve, and we keep chasing one or other desires. What is a right way to look upon people, their work and its importance, and […]

Guilt of spiritual insincerity

JGD Dear Let go of the past! Have you heard that saying in Hindi – jab jago tab savera! When you wake up, it’s morning. [Sounds silly in English but hopefully it conveyed the meaning]. The grip of Maaya is so strong that it is extremely difficult for a person to easily wriggle out of […]

To Facebook or not?

Question:   With the advent of social media and uncontrolled use of it, we have added immensely to the list of Raagas and Dveshas especially on viewing people’s profiles, photos or posting messages.  In a very subtle way, it impacts the mind and adds to my cravings & aversions silently. To fix this, I quit Facebook […]

The truth is that you really don’t want to wake up!

Question: If I have to get enlighten, it seems so difficult.  I have to get over my attachment to my spouse, children, parents, friends, job, aspirations, power, position, company, money, house, car, friends, phone, laptop.  It seems like such a difficult thing to do to get over this endless list.  Please help.  Am I understanding […]

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 […]

Free will is caught in the network of Maaya, and therefore “free will” is a misnomer !

Question: Ekta Ji, Please can you elaborate on this. Is there no free will? I thought only few things like birth, death, longevity of life, source of birth are predetermined. Others, we can change our karmas. The statement below contradicts. Please share! “As long as you are in the network of time, space and causation, […]

Your name does not belong to you!

Question: Didi, I am 30 +. My Mom has nothing but to give advice every day and scold me. She always says negative about me and no encouragement. I cannot ignore them and I am getting angry at them and I decided not to call her for months. Even after many years they continue the same. How much […]