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 […]

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 […]

Your well is full of negativity, it’s not the bucket’s fault!

Question: I never look at other person as he/she is. I am always looking for negativity in others. Is it my mental conditioning that is causing me to be judgmental of others? How do I come out of this? I have this problem I have recognized it but when it grips me it is hard to […]

Vashistha talks about Fate and Self-effort

Question: I am reading the Yoga Vasistha these days, could you please explain to me pages 22-24 of the Supreme Yoga – by Swami Venkatesananda, where he talks about Fate and self effort? Answer: Vasistha says that ‘Self effort’ is of 2 types: 1 – Self effort of this birth – This is called Purushartha. What ever […]

Consistent effort is the only way out!

Question: JGD Ektaji, I have seen many of your videos. Needless to say I loved them all . Sometimes I feel that I should first be very regular with my Kriya and stuff. Because the knowledge that you  explain is so very good that I feel as if I first need to clear to be able to […]

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 […]