Hymns to Dawn are simple and full of imagery and hope. These hymns are 3,500 years old, and they symbolize the eternal beginning. Dawn is the goddess Ushas, who gives life, beauty and purity. She is the silence at daybreak and grants us hope, dreams and blessings. She infuses one with prana. Dawn symbolizes the passage from darkness to light. Continue reading
The smell of blooming flowers.
The smell of ripening fruits, mangoes, apples, apricots, and cherries.
The smell of rain.
The smell of sunshine on sun dried clothes.
The smell of freshly bake bread, cakes and pies.
The smell of pure, cooked food with a hint of cilantro, ginger and tomatoes.
Smell can make one happy. Continue reading
A name gives you power and strength.
Remember when you were little, you were told to tell the truth. I am not going there because we have been through it and we ask of our children the same thing. Continue reading
There is so much happening around and yet at the same time one feels overwhelmed or underwhelmed. The newspaper has just come and each of us has our own paper. Glancing at the newspaper and reading the news, induces a sense of deep sadness. War has taken the front pages, and the reporters are eager to tell us. The more distressing it is, the better it is for the ratings. Continue reading
Addressing and repeating to herself what was spoken by the Buddha to her.
Tissa, hold fast to good things, don’t let the moment escape.
Those who end up in hell cry over moments now past.
How are you all, my dear ones? The cold is arriving in the northern hemisphere, and it is also becoming a little less warm where I am.
I forgot today is World Vegan Day. It is November 1st. How should we celebrate it? By fine dining or by treating our mind and body? Continue reading
Spoken by the Buddha.
Tissa, train yourself strictly, don’t let
What can hold you back overwhelm you.
When you are free from everything that hold you back you can live in the world.
Without the depravities that ooze from within.
Happiness depends on unhappiness. Bliss is transcendence: one move beyond the duality of being happy and unhappy. One watches both; happiness comes, one does not become identified with it. One does not say, I am happy. Peace, it is wonderful. One watches a white cloud passing. And the one watches a black cloud passing. You are the witness, the watcher.
Dear ones, after my emergency surgery, I got burning fever which leaves one in a trance. I think of the great musicians, who were in a state of trance when creating music. I am barely conscious but my favourite hymn comes into my mind “Morning has Broken”. Please listen to it. Continue reading
What does it mean to be liberated? When we speak about liberation, we think of freedom from tradition and escape from conservative ideas. I have been thinking about this word my dear ones, and my understanding of it is to be free from fear. Continue reading
Goodness and Righteousness go hand in hand. Goodness means being honest and morally right. Righteousness means pure, spiritual and upright.
My dear ones let us look into the mirror and what do we see? I will not tell you, because each of us knows exactly who we are. Continue reading
The black cat sat
In the fat man’s hat;
“Oh dear! “The fat man said,
“May the great, grey bat
Catch the bad, black cat
Who has left me no hat
For my head.”- Anonymous