The mind is a monkey

I have heard people refer to the mind as a monkey in many a spiritual discourse. And there is no disputing that! I have a monkey for a head most of the times. But while watching the cartoon 'The new adventures of Hanuman' with Pranav with the other day, I had yet another epiphany. (Seem …

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Burning our batteries

Two months ago my 8-month-old laptop battery decided it didn't want to work as hard anymore. 10 minutes after it has been charged fully, it began to warn me that the battery was empty. S quickly blamed me for it, saying I probably left it plugged in on charge for too long. Instead of having …

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Building our own pyramids

I wrote this sometime in August, saved it as a draft and forgot about it. Then in the ensuing three months, I went on to bury myself inside a pyramid and let myself suffocate. Today reading this, I realized that most of us are wise to our weaknesses and yet, we choose to indulge it, …

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Oblique rants 1

From where you look, you see a world which seems daunting, imposing, bewildering and you wonder how can you, so tiny an object in the microcosm of existence, be an object of wonder. Insignificance overwhelms you with its voice and the pounding you feel inside, as you wonder about your role in the greater scheme …

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To my children

For Sairam,  Pranav,  Aanya,  Nethra,  Rishab,  Parv,  Jathin, Ved and all kids I Pray That you find courage, to be brave That you nurture compassion, to be kind That you choose honest,y to be truthful That you believe in goodness, to be virtuous That you encourage innovation, to be different That you discover meditation, to …

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Coming back here

Life- both creating it and experiencing it; Health- mine and of family Emotions- plenty of them, that run the entire spectrum from elation, gratitude, humility to despair and grief; Growth- when I let go of what I wanted, accepted that which causes me pain and welcomed the power I possess to make what I want …

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