Does planning happen in present or future?

Question: Some more explanation on ‘planning happens in the present moment’ will be helpful to me.  Often, when I am walking [morning walk] or meditating, a thought or an idea arises on what needs to be done to resolve a current issue, without any intentional planning/thinking. Answer: Did you notice that you said that a […]

True meaning of dispassion!

Question: Jai guru dev Ekta didi, I am a student..How do I study dispassionately? Somehow i have had to create an impression that if i study well then i will get leisured lifestyle..And that causes little anxiety in me…What is the key to balance both Passion (where I have to give my 100% which is really […]

Happy NEW perspective!

Seeker: Can you help me make a firm new years resolution and stick to it? At this junction in life [new years], most people run after resolutions or they sit and sulk about the past years resolutions that they did not keep up to. Haven’t you learnt a lesson from repeating the same cycle year […]

Mindfulness in daily routine

Question: Should I apply 100% focus (be consciously aware / be in sakshi bhav / practice mindfulness) in whatever I am doing  moment to moment, even  to routine daily chores like washing, brushing, restroom, cleaning? MIND is going away with planning. I am having trouble focusing on same routine / mundane things or even multi-tasking. […]

What is the difference between intention and craving?

Question: Dear Ektaji, what is the difference between an intention and raaga/dvesha? Answer: Beautiful Question! Intention is a plan to do an action. Raaga/Dvesha is the emotion behind the action. Intention is a surface level desire essential for doing an action. It is devoid of feverishness. it is just focusing 100% on the action. There […]

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, […]