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Life is not a straight line

Life is not a straight line. It’s a meandering stream, Spilling down a mountain with no regard for direction or destiny, Gurgling its way this way and that way and back to this way only to go that way. Life … Continue reading

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Stillness in Kyoto

The ultimate zen aspiration is stillness. This appeals to me. When I am still, I see things as they are. When I am churned, everything is confused. In such a state, how is it possible to take the right action? … Continue reading

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Quiet As A Still Pond

A few days ago, I wrote about How To Calm Down when we feel agitated. It’s a tough task, to say the least. At the moment of aggravation, giving in to the hot flush of self-righteous indignation is so tempting. And … Continue reading

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How To Calm Down

We all have those moments when we blow our top. When a rogue auto rickshaw barrels into us at a suicidal speed for the umpteenth time. When people brusquely cut in front of us even as we wait obediently for … Continue reading

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