YogaMaaya can be a hurdle on the spiritual path

Question: I have a strange experience to share. Today in my meditation I felt like I was distanced from myself when I got carried away in my thoughts and the moment I came back to the breath I felt like that distance was gone. It is a strange kind of knowingness. Or am I now […]

Sensation Vs Thought

Question: If a craving (or aversion) arises in my mind, would it be more strategic to observe that thought itself objectively, or to just direct my attention to my body for an observation round? My guess is the former…..but I’ve been finding more recently the latter is easier to observe objectively, which creates just enough […]

Is it Karma or me?

Question: Guruji said that we are living our thoughts and that we are responsible for our thoughts. During the last few months thoughts came to me of what we would do if we were in a difficult situation & now that has happened. So now I am here wondering, was it me and my fear-based thoughts […]

Can your thoughts change your karma ?

Question: I read a book called “The Secret”. In that book, the author says that whatever is your dominant thought and whatever you visualize you attract that in your life. So does it mean your thoughts can change your Karma? Answer: We learn this in the Happiness program/ Part 1 course/ Art of Living basic […]

How do thoughts generate in the mind?

Questions: How does the thought generate in our mind? Answer: Thoughts generate out of the subconscious. Now what is the quality of your subconscious? It depends on the conditioning of your mind from: Associations [people] – associations are the types of people you hangout with/live with/work with. If they are competitive & jealous kind, for e.g. […]

How to experience the spiritual knowledge?

Question: I am starting to get to a point of reading/listening/understanding this spiritual knowledge where I am “making it a concept” as Guruji puts it. How do I “experience” the knowledge rather than “learn” it? Just wait out prarabdha? It almost feels like I can ‘speak the language’ by taking courses/reading etc. I even believe […]