Archive for the category ‘Knowledge’

Jul 11

Elusion

Possibly the biggest mistake you make in your life is to get great marks in your 10th standard board exams. In India, if you get great marks in 10th standard, you automatically study science. Mediocre marks means commerce, and terrible marks means arts. Never mind that you may be interested in Shakespeare. You got 90% […]

Jan 10

What is Stillness?

According to Ayurveda, the three doshas are basically the manifestations of the interactions of the five elements air, water, fire, earth and ether or space. Good health is simply balancing all the elements. It is interesting to note that the four elements air, water, fire and earth exist in space. That space is all pervading. Everything […]

Dec 21

A Quick Note on Grace

Q. How do Grace and Seva make things work? Shouldn’t commitment and hard work also be taken into account? I am a big believer of commitment and perseverance. For example, if I have done a lot of Seva, which is supposed to make Grace flow in my life but if I do not study much, […]

Sep 30

Navaratri 2014

It’s always the same. And it’s always different. This year seems to be more different than same. Gurudev is not speaking any Knowledge at all. This year it’s all about sit back and experience. No one is saying anything much on the mike. It’s just the chants of the Poojas. On Dinesh’s birthday, Gurudev gave […]

Sep 27

What to do during Navaratri?

The ultra super best thing to do is come on over to Bangalore Ashram and be part of the Navaratri celebrations here. There is absolutely nothing quite like it. Gurudev in silence is some ethereal, exquisite Being. Words cannot possibly convey what I feel as He seemingly floats in and out of the Poojas every […]

Jun 11

Aghori

Aghori… That word has such a connotation. Brings up images of graveyards, naked people bodies smeared with ash, black magic, atrocious sex, voodoo … Aghori actually means the absolute opposite of all this. Ghor means frightening, terrifying – Aghor means beautiful, pleasant, delightful. Aghori is one who takes life as a wonder filled, beautiful journey. […]

Feb 17

Should I copy?

Quick answer? NO! What is an exam? An exam is a way for you to figure out how much you know and have understood a particular subject. It is a way to match your wits against your teacher. The teacher also realises how good he has been in teaching the subject to the students. It’s […]

Jan 29

Asking Gurudev…

The other day in the middle of a discussion, someone said, let’s just ask Gurudev. And that lead to my experiences with asking Gurudev questions… The first thing to remember when asking Him a question is, it should be specific and well researched. You cannot ask Him, Gurudev what should I do next? You need […]

Jan 3

A New Year’s Resolution and a bit of Gyan!

I will write at least 2 posts every month on this blog! This is the first one for January 😉 When you hear bad news, don’t be too quick to believe it. It will usually not be as bad as it is made out to be. And by having faith in that news, your own […]

May 5

Give me more!

Wealth or Money can bring laziness, misery, arrogance, disease, greed, insecurity, jealousy, anger, fear, indulgence, ego and enemies. So, a more precise prayer to the Guru/God would be… God give me Money; Money that brings Enterprise and not laziness, Joy and not misery, Confidence and not arrogance, Good health and not disease, Discrimination and not […]

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