Category Archives: Spiritualism

Dying To Be Me.

This is a book by Anita Moorjani. I was led to this book by the same people who had persuaded me to read Proof Of Heaven by Eben Alexander about which I had written in my post Too Strange. The … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, People, Religion, Spiritualism, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Prose Vs Poetry.

“When you write in prose, you cook the rice. When you write poetry, you turn rice into rice wine. Cooked rice doesn’t change its shape, but rice wine changes both in quality and shape. Cooked rice makes one full so … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Family, Humor, Language, Spiritualism | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

OMG!

Oh My God! That is what the topic would be for the proposer of the topic Maria. Whenever we are in communication, when she says Oh My God, I inevitably say “He is mine too”. And if the topic is … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Humor, Spiritualism, Writing | 15 Comments

Simplicity.

Dada Vaswani is a much in demand person for the Sindhi diaspora. He is therefore a much travelled man who has seen more of the world than most of his followers would in a lifetime. He was once asked by … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, People, Philosophy, Spiritualism, Values | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Attitude Of Gratitude.

This post gets its inspiration from Cheerful Monk’s post “Taking Things For Granted.” One evening two monks arrived at their hut. For four months they had been away travelling but now, as it was the rainy season, they had returned … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Buddhism, Gratitude, Spiritualism | Tagged | 24 Comments

Stress Management.

Cheerful Monk has an interesting post on her blog on Stress. One of the most interesting takes on Stress that I have come across is this clip – and interview by Shekar Kapur and Satguru Jaggi Vasudev.

Posted in Blogging, People, Philosophy, Spiritualism | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Fear Of Death.

A young physician in Tokyo named Kusuda met a college friend who had been studying Zen. The young doctor asked him what Zen was.“I cannot tell you what it is,” the friend replied, “but one thing is certain. If you … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Spiritualism | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Education IV.

I think that with this post, I will stop writing anything more on this subject unless something else triggers a new thought process. In my blog post Education II, Pravin commented as: “What is the purpose of education? It is not … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Books / Reading, Philosophy, Spiritualism, Writing | Tagged | 14 Comments

The Old Monk.

When a friend sent me this to suggest that I am now nearing monkhood myself, I could not but remember the Cheerful one.   Readers of this blog are familiar with Cheerful Monk. She is one of the earliest cheerleaders … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Friendship, Humor, Meditation, Spiritualism | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

What Nondescript Item Had The Most Impact On Your Life (How/Why ?)

Two stones.  One black and the other white.  They are called Banalinga. These were gifted to me by a dear friend who alas is no more after he had learnt that I was getting interested in Vedanta. I had gone … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Buddhism, Friendship, Philosophy, Religion, Spiritualism | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments