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

July 23, 2008


Today and yesterday, a very close friend of mine, an old spiritual seeker has been spending extended time with me for the addressal of a personal problem.
A few years back, the same problem had crippled him and disrupted his personal and family life threatening to rupture his core relationships.
He had managed his situation then.
But the suffering lingered only to resurface recently.
Is it not true of many of our lives that so many of us brush off uncomfortable situations of our lives under the carpet, only to see them resurface at inopportune moments.
We manage our sufferings by running away from their apparent causes.This is only a cosmetic redressal.
We need to face our real situations and our lives on an as is where is basis and accept our realities.
Acceptance is the foremost aspect of healing while denial is the strengthening of the very forces we try to overcome.
Let us see our lives and the patterns that characterize it. Events occur to enable our patterns and conditionings to surface.
Let us breathe the air of freedom.

July 09, 2008

liberation - a necessity....

given the degree of uncertainty in our lives and our general groping in the dark for the most basic of things, i perceive liberation and declutching to be a fundamental need in our lives, not a past-time pursuit or a hobby as spiritual pursuits seem to have become of late.
Our ignorance of basic principles of life which govern us is astonishing. We equip ourselves with skills to live with but seem to have really nothing worthwhile to live for.
Most of us are very knowledgeable but hardly intelligent.
Our entire lives are an escape from our intrinsic boredom. We want to keep ourselves occupied.
But keeping ourselves occupied does not fill us, nourish us.The emptiness only expands.
and we wear our masks, pretending to smile and laugh while our hearts are heavy...
The fundamental meaninglessness and boredom is crying for addressal, we are afraid to pause and see.We would like to occupy ourselves , escape from the void and find meaning in various things.
But then, the momentary diversions flatter to deceive...we are soon back to square one, seeking new toys/activities to hide behind...
The fundamental pain deep within us persists...
Liberation is the answer, de-clutching from the mind, the need of the hour....
Let us awaken to our basic realities hidden behind our elaborate masks....

July 08, 2008


Enlightenment is always through surrender, but surrender is achieved through intelligence.To surrender, you need great intelligence.To see the point of surrender is the climax of insight , to see the point that you are not separate from existence is the highest that intelligence can give to you.
- Osho