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 […]

Karma and Karmaphalam

Question: Is karma about keeping your intentions positive or is it about keeping your intention and thoughts neutral? Answer: Karma is not created just by action, it is created by speech, it is created by thoughts too. But not by every thought/action/speech. If there is an emotion of raaga(likes)/dvesha(dislikes) attached to either, speech or action, […]

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 […]