A New You in 2020

For any individual (and for any society), real change happens inside. Changes made outside, without an inner change, are superficial, skin-deep and are bound to fail in transforming life in the long-term. If, on the other hand, there is a real change inside, then a change outside is bound to happen and is only a […]

5 Revolutionary Lessons In Life

Following are some of the things I found most fundamental, and very challenging, to learn and realize in life (I still stumble every day in their application): Seeing The World As One: I have written many posts on this, but it is still a daily challenge for me to remember the oneness of everything and […]

The Voice In The Wilderness

Saint John the Baptist By Anton Raphael Mengs – wikipedia.org John, Jesus and Ramana: Who Am I Lets take a look at three great teachers, two from Palestine of 2000 yrs ago and one from 20th century Tamil Nadu, India, teaching the same thing, in different words. They searched, and found, who the self / […]

End The War Within: Balance The Pole

Yes, there is a civil war raging inside all of us, including those who look very happy or materially and financially very well-off or very spiritual. In fact, especially those falling in these three categories, they have a terrible war going on inside. All of us fall prey to this war. No one, except the […]

Family: A Poisonous Gift From The Ego

This post is not going to make me very popular, especially with those who hold very sweet, romantic concepts of one’s own ‘family’, but what to do. I’ve got to write what I’ve got to write. So, here goes… What is family? 1 generation back, I had 2 ancestors.  2 generations back, I had 6 […]

Mindfulness Or Mindlessness?

We have seen the terms ‘mindfulness’ and ‘mindful’ being prescribed for spiritual development and also being used to describe people who are more ‘aware’ than others. It is an interesting term. Lets look at it more deeply.  Lets start with the mind. What is the mind? I equate ‘mind’ with ‘consciousness’. So, then, what is […]

The Beginning And End Of Conflict

Why is there so much conflict in our lives about everything, from conflicts in our own personality to conflicts in our family and community to conflicts with other countries and other regional and global conflicts? Can these conflicts be avoided and, if so, how? And is it possible to create a society which is free […]

When The One Spoke And I Listened

The One speaks to us every day. Sometimes we listen, sometimes we are unable to listen. And sometimes we listen loud and clear. This morning it was loud and clear for me. This is what I heard: People, including you, are images and parts of me. They are machines, like computers, that I have created. […]