Rita Khanna [rita]
What is your specialty? How do you help people find harmony?
Simplicity, teaching by personal example and personal touch. We can guide people find harmony within themselves by doing Yoga , Pranayama, Meditation, Introspection & Positive thinking.
Can you provide a link to a web site or blog where we can learn more about you?
See my blog. www.yogashaastra.blogspot.com
What were the circumstances that led you to choose the professional path you have chosen?
There were as such no circumstances that led me to choose the professional path I have chosen. Infact it has chosen me.
What is happiness, and the main obstacle to reaching it?
Happiness is our state of mind & the main obstacle to reachining it our mind only.
Do we think too much? Why is it so difficult to feel here and now?
Yes we think too much unnecessarily. Bu doing so we just waste our postive energies & start feeling weak mentally & physically. We start getting lots of undesirable thoughts in the mind. Then we not only start collecting the thoughts in the mind but focusing on these thoughts also. Mind becoms full of filth & then it becomes so difficult to feel here & now.
How do you deal with discouragement, despair, a sense of setback, etc.?
For that train your mind before time by Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Positive thinking. These willl teach you how to remain balanced in every situation. Then it will be easier to deal with any situation.
Are meditation and prayer cultural variants of the same thing?
Yes or no but the end results are same. Basically we do meditation or chanting to relax the mind or to awaken the inner strength. By doing so we feel good & lighter.
Is faith necessary for spirituality to work?
Yes inner faith is necessary for spirituality to work.
Is it necessary to have a teacher to find the way?
For most of the people it is yes, for some it is not. If you are aware all the time & have the capabilty to study yourself or to correct yourself, you can become your own teacher.
Is it necessary to have a purpose to find meaning in life?
It is necessary to have a purpose to find meaning in life otherwise we will go mad, depressed, lonely.
Is it wise to believe in things that do not exist if it helps you to be happy?
I do not think so. If those unexisted things make one happy then it's one's own wish.
How do you distinguish between spirituality and religion?
Spiritualty is a bonding between body, mind & soul & religion binds you with rules & regulations.
Is God an idea? Is God in the brain?
God is neither an idea nor in the brain. He is our love, devotion, strength & power
What is your concept of free will Vs destiny, fate, karma?
My concept of free will Vs destiny, fate and karma is very strong. It shows our skill & efficiency because we are not affected by success or failure.
Give us a simple proof for the existence of the soul.
A simple proof for the existence of the soul is one's own inner self, thoughts and personality.
What happens when you die?
I believe in rebirth. The human soul is reborn into a new body after death.
What is in a temple that isn't anywhere else?
You are right if you are asking about inner temple. Inner temple means purity of the mind, purity of the body & purity of the spirit.
Do you believe in the law of attraction: that we attract what we think about?
Yes I do believe in the law of attraction. Sometimes we attract what we think about & sometimes we do not. It all depends on our mood & mind.
How does one maintain body-mind harmony?
One maintains body mind harmony through Pranayama, meditation, postive thinking, reading holy books & self study.
Do creativity and positive thinking slow aging?
Oh Yes! creativity & positive thinking slow aging because both remove stress, depression & negitive emotions.
What is your short list of healthy habits?
Early to rise, early to bed
Take care of the diet & eat food consciously
In all the situations remain awkeful
Everyday Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation
Always ready to learn more
Do household duties & take care of the family
Always remember God
In what ways has your spiritual practice affected your creativity?
My spiritual practice has taught me how to do self-study, how to do everything consciously & how to be positve all the time.