Category Archives: buddhism

The Space Between

What do you do when you are between things? When you are waiting for the elevator, do you fiddle with your phone? When sitting in traffic, do you keep changing radio stations until the traffic signal turns green? Or, when … Continue reading

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A bird makes me thoughtful

It is the dusk hour, and a bird twitters outside my window. I can’t tell what kind of a bird it is. Its voice is big and confident and yet, the high pitch conjures up the image of a sparrow … Continue reading

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Munnar’s Magical River

Across from my hotel, a small river flows by. It is a river, insists the hotel manager, although it looks more like a stream to me. I believe him and feel saddened by the visibly depleting ravages of climate change. … Continue reading

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The New Vacation: Exile

Lately, I’ve been thinking about vacations. It’s about that time of the year when I need a respite from the usual grind, when my batteries go into the amber zone and send out a plaintive signal to be recharged. As … Continue reading

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Life From A Thousand Strokes

I’m sure you’ve heard of the expression death by a thousand cuts.┬áIt’s a way to convey the persistent, unrelenting pressure that ultimately break us down, bearing down on us from all sorts of angles and in all sorts of forms. … Continue reading

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Dealing With Life’s Ups and Downs

How well do you deal with life’s ups and downs? If you’re anything like me (and you’re honest about it), the probable answer is, not very well. When unexpected and undesired things happen, the inevitable first reaction is, “No! I … Continue reading

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Receiving is as important as giving

Giving is a good thing. These days, the world feels like it is getting more and more mean-spirited and selfish, so in such a hostile setting it is a soothing balm to find people who are thinking about others and … Continue reading

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