The Four Purusharthas

A friend asked today: "I had a philosophical question for you:- On one hand, there is a school of thought that says that you should visualize what you want very clearly (to the point of obsession), and only then it would materialize; - On the other hand, there is another school of thought which states … Continue reading The Four Purusharthas

Ramana Maharshi on the Waking and the Dream States

(from Living by the Words of Bhagavan, p.232 and 236): Ramana Maharshi once made the following remarks about the waking and the dream states:"The world vision which appears in the waking state and the world vision which appears in the dream state are both the same. There is not even a trace of a difference. … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on the Waking and the Dream States

We Are All Ostriches

We all knowOnly too wellHow things can go wrongA fetus being stillbornA 25-year-oldDying of a rare cancerA 60-year-oldDiagnosed with Alzheimer'sAn 80-year-oldWith hip fractureA 20-year-oldBecoming heartbrokenA 40-year-old dadDying in a car accidentA summa-cum-laudeNot admitted at HarvardI think you get the pictureWe knowHow things can go wrongYet we cling to hopeBurying our head in sandLike an ostrich.