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Selling Good Vibes

Selling Good Vibes

One is literally bombarded by an advertisement selling something or the other every step of the way – billboards on […]

Love

Love

When love is brewed to its richest, It exceeds words and becomes silence. Then there can be no acts of […]

True Spirit of Renunciation

True Spirit of Renunciation

A wealthy couple renounced the world and set out to visit places of pilgrimage. Once, as they were passing through […]

A Rainbow in the Making

A Rainbow in the Making

Contrary to what many of us feel a lot of the time, Man carries a lot of goodness within. We […]

The Divine Call

The Divine Call

Don’t sleep for just one night, my beautiful friend. And the treasure of eternity will appear before you. The sun […]

Throw out the Garbage

Throw out the Garbage

Have you noticed how instinctive some of our reactions are? No one has to tell us to behave in such […]

The Year

The Year

WHAT can be said in New Year rhymes, That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the […]

The Boon of Struggle

The Boon of Struggle

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly […]

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

What kind of a year has it been for us? All hailing from different corners of the country and the […]

Who said Wisdom comes with Age?

Who said Wisdom comes with Age?

I’m chatting with Srila, presently the vice-principal of the school and an ashramite who has been living and teaching here […]

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

(Steve Jobs (1955-2011) truly did take our world forward and we thank him for it. To celebrate his life, we […]

Jumping Hurdles

Jumping Hurdles

Life is so incredibly interesting. Every step of the way, one comes across something new that challenges our very being. […]

Meditating with a Blue Heron

Meditating with a Blue Heron

I got up refreshed at 6 am. As usual, I sat on a chair on our outdoor deck to meditate. […]

Stating the Obvious

Stating the Obvious

I spot Subu outside the ‘living museum’ struggling to put his shoes on, quite alone as usual. I run to […]

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

We find the play of gravity as a constant in every dimension of our life. Most of us take it […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around

What Goes Around, Comes Around

A young, 18-year-old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, and not knowing where to turn […]

Free Minds Think Alike

Free Minds Think Alike

Boris Pasternak’s classic novel Doctor Zhivago is set in a turbulent period in Russia, beginning before the First World War and ending […]

In the Moment

In the Moment

Moment by moment. Years upon years. Life after life. The cycle repeats itself ad infinitum. Some things change, some don’t. […]

Nationalism in India

Nationalism in India

(Rabindranath Tagore was undoubtedly one of the greatest intellects of India. He was a poet, writer, educationist, and India’s ‘conscience […]

Maya

Maya

Silence appearing as thought, The formless assuming a form, Infinity playing at being in time, The voiceless wearing a voice, […]

The Test

The Test

The Guru once wished to put his disciples through a test. Giving a coconut to each one of them, he […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

It’s exhausting sometimes to try and keep up with life and the demands it makes of us. Just when we […]

Useless Words

Useless Words

Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young […]

Breathing it in…

Breathing it in…

When you think of wisdom and those who are wise, is there a stereotype – wise old man (or woman) […]

A Ph.D. in Polo

A Ph.D. in Polo

Polo and Me When I tell people, “I wouldn’t have a Ph.D. if I didn’t play polo,” they either tilt […]

Worship

Worship

What can I worship you with? I tried songs woven with words But the words themselves became a veil behind […]

A Single Vibration

A Single Vibration

Everything has a vibration. We have all been told that or have read that. And most of us would have […]

A River and a Lake

A River and a Lake

A river is a lake that is in a hurry to reach the ocean; A lake is a river that […]

Where does God Live?

Where does God Live?

The other morning, as my six year old daughter was watching me shave, she suddenly asked, “Daddy, where does God […]

Understanding Love

Understanding Love

Love is so misunderstood. Be it with friends or family or companions, it still remains fraught with ambiguity and tension. […]