Monthly Archives: August 2018

Seeing is Believing

“See things as they are, and all your suffering will end.” So says the Buddha. This same message is given by Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, and the Bhagavad Gita. My favourite American Zen Buddhist nun, Charlotte Joko-Beck, says it too. I … Continue reading

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Transform yourself, one written commitment at a time

About a year or so ago, I made a commitment to myself that I will write at least once a week in my blog. It came out of a realisation that, as much as I love keeping a blog, I … Continue reading

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Kerala Needs Us

Kerala, God’s own country, is getting lashed by Nature’s watery fury. The rains have been descending, wrathfully, unrelentingly, mercilessly until the whole state has been submerged under water. My tears add to the levels even as my heart breaks for … Continue reading

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Non-Actions Are Also Actions, Beware.

I read an article this evening that, hours later, is still reverberating in my head. To paraphrase its main thesis, Actions that we take have consequences. So do actions that we do not take.  (If you want to read the article, … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters

I was watching a rerun of New Girl on TV and there was a scene where one of the characters, Schmidt, thinks he may be becoming a father and he and his friend, Nick, are freaking out. Nick: I’m not ready … Continue reading

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A reflection about this blog

A few months ago, I committed to myself that I would write at least one post every week for my blog community. After all, we had found each other, spread out geographically, across all differences on the basis of a … Continue reading

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