Q and A: How important is satsangha for…

We are what we accumulate: at the level of body and mind When we say Satsangha, sangha means basically we are picking things up from the environment and then integrating it. But here, Truth means…

Q & A: How does an ashram support…

A place just for Ashraya? Now what is meant by an ashrama? Ashrama is a place that provides ashraya and is also the place where intense srama takes place. Ashraya means that which supports us…

Q & A: What is Enlightenment Some people…

Q : What is Enlightenment? So the question is “What is enlightenment?” There seems a lot of mystery shrouding this term “enlightenment”. Some people look at it as some light in your head, behind your…

Q & A : Governance in Ancient India…

(In the Mahabharata, after the return of the Pandavas to Hastinapura following their marriage to Draupadi, they are told to set up their capital at Khandavaprastha, a desert, and rule from there, while the Kauravas…

Q & A : What is death? The…

The story of Rishi Mandavya’s impalement and his curse of Yamadharmaraja (because of which he is born as Vidura on earth during the Mahabharata period) marks the time when “juvenile leniency” came into existence. Through…

What is right for me? How do I…

Through the story of his own life, the qualities he embodied and the intuitive reasoning behind his decisions, Adi ji offers insight into the practical question everybody faces, “How do you know whether what you…

Q & A : On Raaga and Dwesha…

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) The objective reality of the world is the same for all of us. But how is it that each one of us experiences it differently? What is…