These are times for new beginnings. Beginnings are not events that can be taken for granted. They are offerings to us for our past Karma's and we are then held responsible to seize the offering, nurture it, worship it, and see in them immensity that we are, not letting the petty ups and downs blind [...]
Category: The search for the self
Are we the product of the contradictions of the Universe ?
Deepak Rajgor sent this post, and I wonder if anyone has any comments before I try and answer him ? "Many a times in your blog you have mentioned that universe is amoral. It exists in unending contradictions. Are we the cause of those contradiction sir? As we try to understand onself, we get to [...]
The song, not the singer
Thank you HSK for reminding me "A simple lesson: problems arise when artist becomes bigger than the art" Yes, absolutely words that dissolve the speaker or colors that overwhelm the artist films, where the director is merely the gardener tending to the process, and praying for rain and sunshine and watching the film grow organically [...]
TED :Getting rid of Shekhar Kapur to break with the past and make the moment a purer adventure
At the TED conference, when I got up to speak - the first thing I did on the podium was tear up the notes I had made over two days on what I would say. I think many thought this to be a dramatic gesture for effect - but it was completely true for me. [...]
Simplicity of action
and He spoke these words : were you in control of your birth and will you be in control of your death ? or the birth and death of your loved ones could you even control the lives of those you loved dearly or even you children ? did you think in your arrogance that [...]
in those first moments of waking in the morning of extreme vulnerability and extreme clarity of extreme potential for true insight and action just for a few moments before the ego battles back with addiction to memories not real but false interpretations with waves of fear of the loss of control hitting against the clarity [...]
The search for Yoga
The following question from Deepak R is very valid : who is saying it (yoga) is higher? does the one who says it has a higher goal experience life from a lower place? is such a higher goal which draws compassion from us momentarily the one to chase? do we chase another fleeting experience in [...]
Why does ‘the moment’ not last ?
In response to Kavita's inspiring story of how she is meeting the challenges of battle against Cancer, Trupti asks a very valid question : "You live as routine... You breath as routine.. One day you come across such inspiring story and it stirs your soul and makes you feel inferior, you get excited and restless. [...]
If you want peace, take a pill
And the Sage said to me : The search for the self is not a search for peace for if you want peace take a pill listen to great music meditate or breath deeply have sex or make compromises stillness and peace are not the same thing peace is the opposite of turmoil and in [...]
And I thought judging “India’s Got Talent’ would be easy !
I thought, hey ! this should be fun. Go in and sit on a chair and just say whether you liked an act or not, and get paid for it. I saw other directors do it and it looked pretty easy. Just shows how little I know myself. For all my writings on the search [...]