Deepavali elevates goodwill to a whole new level. Deepavali – often called the festival of lights – is very special – it oozes goodwill and gratitude. You share sweets, gifts and greetings with your neighbours, relatives and every one involved in your life (yeah – dont forget the security folks who ensure your life is […]Read More Deepavali – the Festival that everyone loves
My experiences from the isha shoonya course – you come back not just with a practice but with a new way of looking at life itselfRead More An emptiness that’s fulfilling – my experience with the isha shoonya program
I feel we need the comfort food offered by religion more than ever today – and here’s why.Read More Why we need the comfort food of religion and tribes more than ever today
Why do we go to a temple? *To pray of course. *Everytime? *Yes. Well maybe there are other answers too… a. I go for finding a sense of peace. Unadulterated, spacious calm – it soothes me. b. I go because it’s the right thing to do. The scriptures ordain it. I promised my grandma I’d go! […]Read More A musing on why we visit temples….
The week saw a dear colleague suffer a loss – a sibling passed away suddenly. Disbelief, grief, anger – all the reactions that death triggers were on display. As always, when you meet Death, you have to pause. This is true every single time. And this post arises out of that pause. For Death makes […]Read More Death and the lessons it teaches us..
Musing on a recent tragedy – and what we can – and cannot do.Read More A life passes away too soon…
Sogyal Rinpoche illustrates how we keep failing repeatedly by getting into a pattern and finally realize truth and wisdom through this beautiful poem authored by Portia Nelson: 1) I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in I am lost…I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes […]Read More Autobiography in Five chapters – a poem
Words and the “spaces between words”….Read More Of Words and Spaces
Rumi’s “The Guest House” – come partake of infinite wisdom…Read More The Guest House
The last few weeks have brought on smiles, chuckles, frowns – a rainbow of emotions – an invariable event when the World Cup is on. This blog too tended to stay away from brooding for a few weeks, however a question from a friend got me reflecting back on more heady matters. The question was […]Read More Musings on Life’s purpose
A quiet weekend sees me doing nothing in particular but ruminating on how ancient man seems to have been inspired by nature, with some enormously beneficial outcomes: 1. Yoga asanas and martial arts inspired by our animal kingdom to tone the body and keep the mind alert. Cobra pose, monkey style kungfu..you get the idea […]Read More On the brink of something special – an immersive future
So here it is, first true blog post of 2013 for me. A lots happened over the course of the week, perhaps better to mull over the few books that have come my way this year. Devdutt pattanaik’s book 7 secrets of Shivais a must read for anyone who is curious about Hindu symbolism. He […]Read More A book review post