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
(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
Please stop the earthI want to step off it nowAnd float away, far awayInto the wide blue spaceAnd hide among the starsSo God cannot find meTo mete out my karmaAs I see how He makesFar too many of us sufferFor some mistakesThat we could not avoidGiven our finite minds.
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.
Try as hard as you may Figure out you cannot Why things happen The way they do Who'll carry the cross Who the laurel wreath Sorry, Wayne Dyer, You cannot pull Your own strings Pulled as they are By God himself Submit to this mystery And do not complain Everything that happens Is what is … Continue reading Who Pulls Our Strings?
“You will learn more by being silent for an hour than by reading all the books in the world.”—D. Samarender Reddy
Ah, the mistakes I’ve committedTo ask for forgivenessWould itself seemLike another mistakePerhaps it suffices to knowThey were mistakes.
Love ain't enough No, it ain't enough Neither is reason Nor words of any kind Nor memories fresh Nothing calms the soul Other than a wistful withdrawal Into one's own Being To find therein An erasure of every longing Intertwined inextricably With a non-lonely aloneness.
There seems to be such a thing as "greed" (some may prefer to call it "hunger") for knowledge. One seeks to accumulate it just like any material possessions. This "greed" or "hunger" arises because one is too identified with the mind, and the mind being ignorant for the most part about the world and its … Continue reading “Greed” for Knowledge