How to do a Spiritual Sabbatical?

Question: How to do a few days of Spiritual sabbatical? Answer: Spirituality is about looking within and finding that peace within. For beginners, who have not yet learnt to be with their own selves, every Teacher/Guru/Master gives processes/techniques so one finally goes within and enjoys the taste of ‘BEING’. All techniques/processes/courses are just a tool to […]

Longer retreats for advanced meditators!

Question: Please would you provide some insight into the need for longer retreats and how they help a spiritual seeker? Answer: In the longer retreats, a sincere spiritual seeker receives individual meditation instructions. This helps the meditator move higher quickly on the spiritual path compared to a mass general meditation instruction session. These individual meditation […]

In sickness and in health!

Question: Ekta ji, during Vyadhi, even as small as a headache, the Prana takes a hit and is focused only on the body. Should one wait for the phase to finish, and take it as tapas to come back and settle in the Self, what do you suggest? Answer: No dear, what’s the point of […]

Who are you?

Question: When we say ‘know yourself’ or ‘realize yourself’ who you or “your true nature” or real self, It looks like we are pointing towards the ONE Self who is SELF of all, our inner self or in other words the ocean in which waves are happening like individuals with unlimited names and forms. But […]

A thought is just a JOKER!

Question: When I am in the silent state during meditation and shift my object of meditation from sensations to the silence/ pure awareness I am experiencing, how to prolong that state? It feels like the mind is waiting behind the bushes like a tiger and as soon as the stillness is achieved it takes a […]

Why everyone cannot meditate?

Question: Didi – due to some recent experiences I have been wondering about this. Why is it so hard for people to understand this spiritual aspect of life and not meditate? which can help live a stress-free life in the general sense. Why isn’t this knowledge to meditate readily available like other habits that we […]

Are you responsible for your own thoughts & feelings or not?

Question: I saw this below knowledge, I am kind of confused 🤔 There is a contradiction between his two statements. 1] Your worries, your feelings, your thoughts arise in your own mind. You are totally responsible for all your feelings – how you feel, what you think, what you do… You are responsible. ~~Gurudev HH Sri Sri Ravi […]

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 […]

What is Personality?

Question: Is personality born from the soul or is it created by the ego? When we see others who are acting very differently than we ever would like ourselves to, even though they are part of our same consciousness, does that mean that they have the same personality except in different doses? (e.g. Person A […]

Journey from external to internal

Question: Dear Ektaji, I have been with Guruji for 15 yrs now, have done courses, seva, satsang( less of seva though :-), could be better) … However, one question that has never been understood is going within. Journey from external to internal. I am referring to your post – https://ektabathija.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/why-do-i-feel-stagnant-in-my-spiritual-growth/ Can you help understand what is […]