467 – The rules of disengagement

The world is such a beautiful place. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the flowers are fragrant and dazzling with their colors, the fragrance is enveloping us and the taste of a fruit lingers in our mouth. The sound of the rustling of the leaves and the brushing of the breeze on our face. All our senses are tuned to these wondrous gifts of responses from mother earth. What happens our senses are very seductive; they ensnare us and we become their willing victims. Continue reading

101 – Change the quality of your mind

Swami Satyanananda Saraswati visited Mount Kailash, when he was still in Tibet. Lake Mansarover is at the foot of the mountain. There was no sign of life there. No chanting, no prayers, just total silence. Since eternity it had been like this. He was the only soul present thereon that day. His pony and his Tibetan guide were with him. He took his bath in the clear, blue freezing water. After his bath, he thought to himself what do I do next. His mind stopped functioning. Continue reading

061 – How to handle a domestic crisis

You will be surprised at my title. I have five outside cats living with me. They come and go and they consider themselves the owners of our balcony. This morning I had the mother and her daughter squabbling for space in the balcony and the mother was not allowing her daughter to eat her breakfast. The daughter was left by the mother, and she was raised by me on Meeow. Her name is Lulu Lola. Continue reading