My dear ones, I have been wanting to write about how we all are waging a private war within ourselves. Today I came across what J Krishnamurti had said about the subject. It is so brilliant that I cannot add anything more to it. Continue reading
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
What I cannot understand is that why should we seek forgiveness and grant forgiveness only on special days. In reality, my dear ones we should be practicing this three hundred and sixty-five days of the year. Forgiveness means different things to different people. It involves an intentional decision to become free of resentment and anger. It also means ridding oneself of hurts and offences. Continue reading
Laughter is far more sacred than prayer, because prayer can be done by anyone, it does not require much intelligence. Laughter requires intelligence, it requires presence of mind, a quickness of seeing into things. In deep laughter the ego disappears if the ego is there it will keep you serious. – Osho
Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed as a romantic poet. Romanticism in poetry is defined as the development of the individual and embracing of the natural world in poetic form. “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer,” is attributed to Percy Bysshe Shelley. He further wrote that “to him that hath, more shall be given; and from him that hath not, the little that hath shall be taken away.” Continue reading
Where is the silence that I am seeking?
Is it in my mind? Is it in my heart? Do I have to go into the forest? Shall I look for a cave in the mountains? So many questions… Continue reading
Declaration of Freedom
Whatever may seem to bind or limit you
Declare yourself free from it now.
There is nothing in the outer world
No person, no condition, no circumstance
That can take away the freedom
Which is yours in spirit.
Instead of wishing that you were free
To live your life differently
Accept the truth that right now
You are free, free to change your thinking
Free to change your outlook on life
Free to be all that you long to be.
Make this day of freedom, spiritual freedom,
Declare yourself free from anxiety and fear
Free from any belief in luck or limitation.
1977, Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Continue reading
“Tis a secret: none knows how it comes, how it goes but the name of the secret is love.”
“Oh, tis love that makes the world go round.”
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. – William Faulkner
And not a drop to drink.
Water, water everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water everywhere
Nor any drop to drink. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
We are always told to tell the truth and most of us respect it. Have you considered the definitions of truth. Half-truth means that only part of the truth is told and it is used deliberately in order to mislead someone. It is also described as a cowardly lie. White lie means an exaggeration for a half truth. Other words which are used to describe a half-truth are story, stratagem, fiction, rumor etc. It is what we chose to believe. Continue reading
How does one gain the state of bliss, ever devoid of misery.
Ramanna Maharishi said that apart from the statement in the Vedas that wherever there is body there is misery, that is also the direct experience of all people. Therefore, one should enquire into one’s true nature and one should remain as such. This is the means to gain that state. Continue reading
Why does one have to explain?
The Same God
Now there are varieties of gifts, the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord: and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common God.
1 Corinthians 12. 4-7 Continue reading
I watched a documentary on Penguins. I learnt so much from it, that I felt that I should share with you. They have a very strong sense of commitment to their chicks (baby penguins). Let me begin from the beginning. Continue reading