At the end of winning a rat race, we are still a rat.

December 14, 2007

Pearls of wisdom...

The mind of man is dense and deep, with layers of ancient debris. You never question, you never explore what the mind is.Do you ever look to see how thought is generated?, why and from where it springs?

Is thought a valid instrument, an intelligent expression?

You choose between two thoughts. Who is making the choice?

Yet another thought, the third one?

Is the third one trying to choose between the first two?

do you ever stop to think that all three may be stupid?

yet you select and act.

You never seem to question this sort of thinking.

though the source and logic of thought are questionable....

- Dada

December 13, 2007

excellence - a parameter of quality

A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.
"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"
So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."
The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer....................... $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap.......................... $ 9,998.00
Moral: Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference!

November 24, 2007

Grace ...

Recently had an occasion to experience live GRACE ....
last week, was on my way from thane to chembur in a rick which was travelling at breakneck speed on the eastern express highway.
a car suddenly cut across from the right and hit our rick.The driver and his asst ( sometimes 2 guys sit in front) were thrown out of the rick while the rick turned on it's side.I was left squatting on the ground with the rick around me and was dragged alongwith the rick a few metres by the car. The car jerked us off and went on it's way.
The inner silenec that I have been experiencing did not desert me at the moment nor did my awareness. the rick came to a halt and people rushed to lift it from above me.I was able to climb to my feet and my clothes were badly torn and my right side of the body in great pain as I was dragged against the tar road.
A young college student drove me to a Dr near my house and miraculously i had suffered no fractures etc. A few bruises were there but they are manageable.My goggles, mobile phone, watch etc were unscathed.
Looking back, i cannot believe that I could get off so easily in a bad accident right in the middle of the expressway where vehicles coming behind me could have easily knocked me off.
Grace had made it's presence felt and a feeling of gratitude overpowered me.....

September 06, 2007

awe..the essence of living...

"If you can live in wonder, you will be capable of celebration. Don't live in knowledge, live in wonder. Life is surprising; everywhere, it is a continuous surprise.Live it as a surprise, an unpredictable phenomenon: every moment is new.Just give it a try! You will not lose anything yet you may gain everything. Look if you are addicted to misery. You cling to your misery as if it is something very precious.Look at your own clinging."
~ Osho
Knowledge is beautiful but can often lead to dryness.the quest for knowledge should also be from the perspective of an explorer, joyously going through discoveries and learnings in life.

September 04, 2007

Happy Janmashtami.... of my all time fav characters for the sheer variety of his persona...has played a vital role in de-mystifying Godhead for me.

and what about radha.....between them , i think they account for more than 50% creative expression in the indian ethos. Take song, dance and poetry and the link is unmistakable....

a beautiful expression from a poet:

Radha Na Hoti tho

Brindavan Na Hota....

Radha Ke payal na bajti tho Mohan aisi na raas rachate...

Radha ke naina na rote tho Jamuna itni kaali na hoti...

Prem ki bhasha jaanta na koi, kanhaiya ko yogi maanta na koi,

bina parinay ke woh prem ki pujaran kanha ki patrani ho gayi....
Have a great Janmashtami!!!!

the world changeth!!!!

When we were young kids growing up in America, we were told to eat our vegetables at dinner and not to leave them. Mothers said, "Think of the starving children in India and finish the dinner."
And now I tell my children: "Finish your maths homework. Think of the children in India who would make you starve, if you don't."
-Thomas Friedman in "The World Is Flat"


"Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being.Not that you are in love - now you are love.Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don't know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue."

August 28, 2007

scientist, poet or mystic or all and more....

"The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books---a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects."
- Albert Einstein

August 18, 2007

the power of questions.....the wise ones speaketh!!!!

"Some men see things as they are, and say, 'Why?'
I dream of things that never were, and say, 'Why not?' "

- George Bernard Shaw

"The important thing is not to stop questioning.Curiousity has it's own reason for existing.One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of teh marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiousity."

- Albert Einstein

August 10, 2007

the need to feel needed...

the need to feel needed...
trying my hand at comic strip creations....

click on the link below....

u need my help.....

August 06, 2007

experiencing..the key to joy

Normally, the perception filters prevent us from experiencing.The senses are under the grasp of the mind. When we are aware of the mind dialogues while responding to any event, we get de-clutched and enter the realms of pure experience unfettered by the mind's conditionings.
And the intrinsic nature of "experience" is bliss.It is a liberating experience.
It does not depend on the content of the experience.We have a tendency to focus on content and classify it as pleasureable or otherwise. Bliss lies in the process of experiencing, independent of content.

Needs of the mind...

Human lives across the planet show a distinct universality though not a uniformity of expression. The basic motivators and drivers are the same across cultures, religious denominations, economic statuses and other divisive factors. The underlying web of consciousness works through the universal mind which has a basic construct and format of expression.
Thus, no matter who you are or what you do, there is a common force that is driving you, that shapes your emotions and your basic behaviour. It determines how you live, the quality of life and ultimately your destiny.
This universal force is the human need. Irrespective of where you are in the world, what culture you are from, what colour, status, background, we are universally driven by our human needs. They are fundamental and unconscious needs that automatically drive us.
We can break it down to 6 areas of human needs.
An awareness of the nature of the mind and it’s fundamental motivations is the key to opening a million locks within us; we are able to navigate better through the myriad challenges and power games that life throws in front of us incessantly.

Powers within us get unleashed better and more effectively with a better understanding of our key drivers at any given point in our lives.

Decisive people are more successful and decision making is a factor of “need”. The universe naturally responds and assists pro-actively a state of need within a human. It is the dynamic presence of this need which distinguishes a successful person from a rank commoner or a failure.

Let us explore the world of the mind and it’s needs and co-relate it to our own life situations. A basic observance is that at any given moment in time, the mind is under the influence of two of these needs, prime-moving life at that instant. Each of these needs is a critical requirement of the human mind and is the feedline for it’s sustenance and survival.

The first of these needs is CERTAINTY.

The mind craves for a sense of security, a sense of stability. A fulfillment of this need brings a certain order, certain predictability to life which releases one momentarily from the vulnerability of drifting. It gives an illusionary sense of being in control over various aspects of our lives.

The positive aspect of this need is the sense of orderliness and discipline it brings about to our routine chores, a great advantage towards successful implementation of our functional routines and endeavours.An eg could be the need of a person to travel from Chennai to Delhi. This needs a certain degree of certainty to enable optimized travel scheduling and planning. Certainty and a sense of purpose gives direction and focus to the objective of travel and reduces unnecessary stress, conserving and releasing creative intelligences into the fundamental objective of travel. Else, a lot of energy is dissipated in administrative and travel related conflicts. Such certainty is an essential ingredient of success.

On the other hand, the need for CERTAINTY when it acquires POSITIONALITY can be a burden. A stickler for time management and punctuality more often than not spends more time ruing the loss of time that a missed appointment has caused him. There is a tendency to let the moment expand; he is unable to move on; he is stuck in the concept; the concept of CERTAINTY has ceased being a means to an end; it acquires the hue of an end in itself. Such a person is readily disturbed by any deviance from his “projected ideal” of how things should be and this often paralyzes him into inaction. He magnetizes situations that he resents and most of his time and energies are spent in indulging his resentments. Such a pattern can lead to failure.

The second need is the need for VARIETY.

It has been said that variety is the spice of life. The mind needs different toys at different moments. Irrespective of the content or the nature of the experience, the mind gets bored after a while. It seeks something different, something new. Be it surfing across television channels or across the worldwide web, be it the need for different styles of clothing or hair grooming, the mind constantly seeks change.

Contrary to popular belief, choices are not indicative of true freedom. Choices can make us go berserk, creating conflicts out of the smallest and most insignificant of events in our lives. People go mad trying to decide what clothes or footwear to wear to their next party.

While one is still within the confines of the mind, moderation is the key to sanity in addressing this need.

The third need is the need for SIGNIFICANCE.

Deep down, all of us know that we are nobody and nothing. Yet, the mind constantly strives to prove that it is somebody or something. We want to be recognized, want to be acknowledged. we constantly seek re-inforcement of our “selves”.

This need is a positive motivator in regular realms of existence, it makes a person strive for success in his endeavours.It is what drives a person to stand first in school or college , make a person to aspire to be the CEO of a company and so on.

On the other hand, it has the ability to create an Osama Bin Laden, the 25th child of his family who has gone to very desperate lengths to make his presence felt in the world.

The fourth need is the need to love, be loved and to feel a sense of connectedness.

The human mind has a need to feel needed. A sense of security is felt when we perceive the other’s need of us. Thus, an employee is thrilled when the boss finds him indispensable; the relationship between spouses thrives on this delicate balance. We are constantly striving to increase our utility or attraction quotient in the other’s life. A mature understanding of this need can lead to intelligent relationships in our functional areas. While addressing our needs, it makes us sensitively respond to the need of others. Colloquial relationships become less abusive and more accepting in such awareness.

When we see ourselves as incessant beggars for love and recognition, it paves the path for our discovery for higher realms of unconditional love.

The fifth need is the need for GROWTH.

Growth is an intrinsic need of the human mind. A mind which is not growing only decays to perish. Stagnation is death. Growth is an essential in all aspects of our lives. We cannot grow in our jobs while letting our relationships decay within the family. Every aspect of our lives should nourish and aid the growth process. While success at work is important, it is equally important for our relationship with spouse and our parents and children to grow with each passing day. We often skew ourselves in one aspect at the expense of other aspects. Such growth is not holistic, it is not nourishing and empowering. A weak tree trunk cannot bear huge fruit. Growth needs to be a conscious, incessant endeavor in whatever we do. Growth is a timeless journey; there is always scope for improvement in the domain of unlimited potentials that we all are parts of.

The sixth need is the need for CONTRIBUTION.

Growth and contribution are intrinsically connected. We grow as we contribute to the lives of those around us. We grow in self-esteem as our contributions are recognized and valued. A home-maker feels neglected if nobody appreciates her efforts in the kitchen or at home. She sees it as a thankless job and soon loses interest and motivation. It is the same at the workplace or even in voluntary aspects such as the Dharma. Each of us likes to see ourselves as significant and meaningful contributors to larger than life visions. We find anchor there and our life maps often find a sense of direction here.

We grow even as we contribute…….

While each of these needs are critical requirements of the mind, a dynamic drive emerging from 2 or 3 of the needs can create a reasonably successful life. When the addressal of these needs is impeded or crushed, it creates a failure.

A sick trunk or a branch can kill the whole tree. So can a leaf, a flower or a fruit. Each of these is critically important for the well-being of the tree.

Let us look at a practical everyday example applying the above concepts in a fundamental life situation. In evaluating what you are providing, look at if you are fulfilling any of these human needs and especially if you are able to meet at least 2 to 3 of the 6 at a high level. That is when you have a compelling story or offer that fulfils a person's strongest desire.

Look at how they market a high end car like a BMW. You are sold on just how great the engineering of the car and how its handling gives you unsurpassed confidence (CERTAINTY) in any condition on the road. It’s safety features protect you (CERTAINTY) like none other. Its various controls, gadgets and funky designs allows you to change your experience (VARIETY) whilst you are driving. The name of a BMW says something about you being an owner and driver who is discerning (SIGNIFICANCE) and accords you with some stature. You will be part of a BMW Club (CONNECTION) where you get to meet other owners and go on driving trips or specially, exclusive invited events (SIGNIFICANCE).

Another message that is put forward "By buying a BMW, you are actually doing yourself and your family a great favour by providing them the best technology and safety for their transport" (Contribution and Certainty). If you want to upgrade your skills as a driver, you can be provided a special free pass to BMW Driving School (Growth). They have showroom with high class touches like a private cafe and lounge (Significance) where staff greet you by name and cater to you one on one.

A successful strategy which delivers…a classic eg of mind management.

But nature also carries within itself the seeds of a divine conspiracy. Failure can in itself be the doorway to a greater success, if it enables an experience of the suffocation of the prison, be it of wood, iron or gold. It is an experience of this suffocation that sows the seed of genuine freedom in us. The mind is a wonderful faculty when we are able to drive it; when it is driven from the ancient realms of the unconscious; we are imprisoned, deeply entrapped in the snares of our blueprints.

De-clutching oneself from the unconscious and becoming liberated is the only solution .

De-clutching enables us to be masters of the mind, rather than the other way round.
In the words of Sri Bhagavan, “We see ourselves as spiritual beings having a human experience rather than human beings having a spiritual experience”.
- inspirations from Sri Bhagavan


When we meet or connect to another, we are infact merely meeting the perception of the other within ourselves and relating from there. Similarly with the other person seeing us. Thus, it is only images connecting and relating , not the people themselves.when a connectivity event happens, being aware of any mind dialogues of the moment - judging, labeling etc enables us to de-clutch of our perceptions and truly meet the other in a spontaneous and dynamic energy of the moment rather than from dead history.

To relate from the core is an action emerging from beyond mind recesses...

August 05, 2007

The unexpected..the seed of delight and awe!!!!

Came across a couple of great videos in Saira Mohan's posts on intent blog...

barriers : conceptual

Check out this extra-ordinary video where barriers between man and machine break!!!!!

The Power of thought

Many a times, in different phases of our lives when anything significant happens, the question that is uppermost in our minds is, "why me?" Why is it that I am faced with a particular set of situations in life? In particular when the situation is of negative nature the tendency of man is either to blame others or to blame God for whatever is happening. But in actuality who is responsible for what is happening to us? Are the external factors in control or are we responsible for it ourselves?
Sri Bhagavan says, "We are the architects of our life". We are completely and totally responsible for whatever is happening in our lives. Mind and matter are connected. Mind influences matter and matter influences mind. The power of mind over matter is the power of creative thought. This universe runs on certain laws and principles, which are the basis of human existence. For the external universe it is the laws of science and for life it is the laws of karma that are operational.
One of the principles of Karma says, "Yad bhavam Tad bhavathi" - (you become what you think). The world is a manifestation of our inner state. The situations we come across, the people we meet, the problems we confront, and the varieties of life experiences we have a projection of what lies with in. In other words we create our Reality. We are the architects of our Destiny. Perceptions are filters, filtering the experiences we have reality. And the perceived Reality eventually becomes a manifested Reality. You become what you think. We find what we perceived. Thought is immensely powerful. It has the power to create. Every time we perceive; harbour a thought containing a charge or emotion, the process of creation has been set into motion. An arrow has been released into the ethereal planes, the thought sphere. Once released the "law of attraction of homogeneous species" takes over. This thought attracts all similar thoughts. All the similar arrows bundle up and when the threshold is reached, the "law of Reciprocal action" is in motion. The thought you unleashed has now materialized into deed. You reap what you sow many times over. If the arrow you released was judgment, you will come across judgmental people. If it was betrayal you shall be betrayed, if it was hatred, you will be hated, if you have feared that situation will manifest and so on.
"Why did this happen to me?" is no more a paradox. You created it for yourself. We are not perceptive enough to see the relationship between the thought and deed. Perhaps the time lapse between the two is too much for us to keep a track. From thought to deed, it may take a week, a month, a year, a decade or more. As a young girl Seema always used to think that people don't realize her worth only if she falls sick or she is not around anymore. With the passage of time, as she got married those thoughts left her. But then just as the time came when she had a good life with her husband and children, she was struck down with cancer and no amount of treatment could cure her.
Constant review of our lives will help us see the connection. The speed of reciprocation depends upon the evolution of the individual. Sometimes reaching the threshold point could mean a lifetime or more. If we do not find answers to our questions even after examining our lives in the light of these cosmic principles, only the "theory of reincarnation" can explain the rest.
The whole process of the thought materializing into deed is a karmic cycle. Our life is a series of karmic cycles. An awareness of these eternal laws gives us the power to alter the course of karma but not while in the midst of a karmic cycle. We have the power of wisdom and choice of freewill to review and make changes to our life but not before the cycle comes to an end. A frog in mid air cannot alter the course of its flight. However, on landing it can choose the direction of its next leap.
When we ask the question "why is the world so bad?" the world we see is a manifestation of our negative thoughts and emotions. But then many a times we find that in spite of our best efforts to think positively, the mind tends to move towards the negative. What does one do then?
Ultimately as wise doctors always say, "Prevention is better than cure" - real prevention is possible only through true transformation or flowering of the heart. Sri Bhagavan says, "If you discover love you shall know exactly how to live". But this love is not a matter of cultivation but a happening that occurs only through the intervention of the Divine Grace. To discover love is to be enlightened.
- excerpted from talks of Anandagiri, Oneness univercity

July 30, 2007


mythology is fascinating......while there is a lot of talk these days about Ramsetu, to me, it is irrelevant...
what the mind can conceive, it can create!!!!!
watch this ...i enjoyed it....

June 28, 2007

from my inbox..amazing!!!!!

Only great minds can read

This is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

June 07, 2007

a mayan message.....

Check out

A recent communique from the mayan elders to the world community at large....

May 04, 2007

Peace and violence....

So much of discussion on this these days, especially after Virginia....
I identify with a school of thought that perceives the outer world to be a reflection of the inner....and all manifestations outside to be a factor of the consciousness level volunteering at my univercity for an interesting project on May 20.Dr Roger Nelson of The Global Consciousness Project in conjunction with The Club of Budapest and the Goi Foundation would be conducting a study at The Oneness Univercity in South India to measure the impact of a raising of consciousness levels on factors such as peace. The Univercity has already conducted processes with high violence groups in India with some amazing results.
Personally, see a lot of hope in the process which is secular and unconditional.....

April 24, 2007


"Embracing yourself as you are is the first step and the last step. You must be who you are. What you should be is not important. Whoever you are, you are unique. The universe has made you like that. God has made you like that. Why do you disturb His work? To surrender to God is to be yourself."
-Sri Bhagavan

March 21, 2007

Be there...

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

"Your son is here," she said to the old man.

She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw
the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The
Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones,
squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the
bed.All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward,holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength.Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was
oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the
laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said
nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now
lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to
do, he waited.

Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the
Marine interrupted her.

"Who was that man?" he asked. The nurse was startled, "He was your
father," she answered.
"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my

"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed
his son, and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick
to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I

The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay.



March 05, 2007


am out at my univercity , 80 kms off chennai from feb 27 to Mar 10...ciao soon...

February 18, 2007

at ease with oneself.....

"Each moment one has to be at ease with oneself - not trying to improve, not cultivating anything, not practicing anything. Talking or silent, moving, unmoving, the essence is at ease. The essence is at ease: that is the key statement. So do whatsoever you are doing, but at the deepest core remain at ease, cool, calm, centered."


January 30, 2007

KBC and other things...

been rather hectic off late..professional and social commitments...
posting takes a back seat at these times...
was on the sets of kbc recently , courtesy ajay(on my blogroll) ....a social movement of sorts...the public frenzy is still there..and the new host...well...he is a natural people's person though it sure must be tough to go through those episode shoots in quick succession and maintain a creative exuberance...
my profession takes me into a lot of live programming spaces...guess monotony is a natural emergence everywhere...but such shoots seem to be at a different level..couple of episodes daily in a shoot span of about 10-15 days can sure get tiring with it's monotony...
definitely would not grudge the man the monies he is reputed to have been paid for this...tough job....
and this one from my inbox....
This case happened in a hospital's intensive care ward where patients always died in the same bed and on all Sunday mornings at 11a.m, regardless of their medical condition.This puzzled the doctors and some even thought that it had something to do with the supernatural. No one could solve the mystery as to why the deaths took place at 11 AM. So a world-wide expert team was constituted and they decided to go down to the ward to investigate the cause of the incidents. So on the next Sunday morning few minutes before 11a.m. all doctors and nurses nervously waited outside the ward to see forthemselves what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses,prayer books and other holy objects to wardoff evil........
Just when the clock struck 11... and then...... then..... then........ John Galt, the part-time Sunday sweeper, entered the ward and unplugged the life support system & plugged
in the vacuum cleaner!!!!!!!!!!

January 18, 2007

neuro programme....

This is weird, but true! While sitting at your desk, make clockwise
circles with your right foot. (go ahead no one will see you) While
doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand.
lo and behold........................
Your foot will change direction.

January 11, 2007

Live, don't just exist....

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
And if you dare to dream to meet your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow,
If you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or Have become shriveled or closed from fear of further pain!
I want to know if you can sit with pain.
Mine or your own,
Without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy,

Mine or your own;
If you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
Without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you’re telling me is true.

I want to know if you can disappoint another.
To be true to yourself;If you can bear the accusation of betrayal.
And not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful.
And therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty every day,

and if you can source your life from God’s presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure,
yours and mine,
and still stand at the edge of a lakeand shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live

Or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up.
After the night of grief and despair,
Weary and bruised to the bone,
And do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you are,

how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand at the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It does not interest me where or what Or with whom you have studied.

I want to know what sustains you from inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,

and if you truly like the company You keep in the empty moments!”

- Oriah Mountain Dreamer (an Indian Elder)

January 10, 2007

Need of the Hour..

Lots of recent happenings are very disconcerting.The Noida episode gets prime billing in this regard.Whoever has done it, it speaks of the depravation of the human mind. It is a sickness that is all pervasive with varied manifests. And it is not about sexual depravation alone. It is about abuse, mental and otherwise.Blatant and subtle, both exist.It is a mind with a demonic thirst.Sometimes, when we observe people, the latent anger is very discernible.And ironically, more often than not, the same people may talk about world peace etc.Healing is required at the micro level for it to manifest at the macro level.
Punishment is a mere deterrent , liberation from the content of the mind is not an exotic is a need of the hour.