Why do we often make the wrong decisions? I came across an incredible insight from contemplating on a few messages in the Gita recently – it talks about the two powerful approaches we all have for connecting/ making decisions. The first is using discriminatory intelligence (buddhi in sanskrit) where we use our reasoning power to […]Read More Better Decision making – The Gita and Proust to our rescue!
Why do we do things on email we wouldnt do in the physical world?!!Read More Emailing etiquette!
The audience is shifting its legs anxiously, “hey, where’s all the spiritual stuff, the wisdom and so on this blog used to churn out – have these topics gone on a long vacation?” OK – here goes, let me pull some stuff from a wonderful book by Ken McLeod named “An Arrow to the Heart: […]Read More Musings on perfection – From a commentary on the Heart Sutra
Think about a meeting. Pick anyone – a friend, a colleague, a casual acquaintance (for instance the postman!) or for that matter even an enemy you prefer to remember! Picture your meeting with him/her. The visuals, the sounds, the feel – everything. What do you remember from the meeting? Do you remember his hair was […]Read More Mirroring me on you””
I remember hearing this story: A zen master had a neighbour who always critiqued everything the master did. While this got on the disciples’ nerves, the master himself smiled on hearing the criticism, contemplated it awhile and went on his way. One day, the neighbour died and much to their surprise, the master began crying. […]Read More Cherish the friend with the alarm clock