THE SPIRITUAL CALL

WHAT IS IT ABOUT DYING IN VARANASI?

What is it about dying in Varanasi (or Banaras or Kashi)? Death is an event in life that though sums up everything for a life, leaves a lifetime of thoughts and afterthoughts for others who are associated with the departed. It leaves a void that remains there, throughout. The pain, that is unbearable initially, becomes a way of life with ...

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THE KOLLAM QUESTIONS

THE QUESTIONS Are we religious or are we ‘religious zealots’, the fanatics, who don’t care even for other lives? Was it a man-made accident or a massacre? When a ‘man-made common sense’ said bursting firecrackers was dangerous when there were thousands of people around, what made those so-called custodians of Hinduism go ahead with the recipe of disaster? Are temples ...

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II HAR HAR MAHADEV II

II The absolute essence of everything II II The sole conscious of every being II II The wisdom of every scripture II II The freedom of every future II II The creator of all humankinds II II The destroyer of all that binds II II I am blessed I come from there II II O Shiva, a city that you ...

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DICHOTOMY OF THOUGHTS (ON FAITH)

Without God’s will, nothing moves. Without God’s sanction, nothing happens. Whatever happens – happens because it is God’s wish. Therefore – whatever happens – happens for good. But what good can we see in others’ suffering? But what good can we find in a world that is forced to suffer by the bad deeds of human – corruption, crime, terrorism, ...

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THEY EVEN COMPROMISE THEIR IMMEDIATE TOMORROW..

This is being human, this is being natural. Most of us all are like that. And in any lifetime, there cannot be a uniform way to go along than this. This is the most pragmatic way to look at human life in today’s context – the context that is not solely self-defined for most. Yes, people define it so – ...

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JUNE 21: INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY AND EXISTENTIALISM

International Yoga Day is on June 21, the day when Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris. It may be a coincident but a day to celebrate the ancient Indian tradition that has become a global ‘good health element’ with time, is also a day when the world remembers the most influential mind behind ‘Existentialism’. Yoga in India goes beyond its ...

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DO WE FOLLOW PRE-DESTINED PATHS?

COLORES INFINITUM Do we follow pre-destined paths? Do we follow pre-designated plans? Do we follow pre-laid patterns? ‘Does life follow pre-designated events as it moves’ is a question that we all ask consistently in our lives. It is a proposition that comes to us varyingly – a suggestion, an intention, and eventuality, a possibility – as we question the life ...

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TIME FLIES..WELL YES..AS LIFE EVOLVES..

COLORES INFINITUM Excerpts from a conversation with a close friend, a source of inspiration while randomly talking – thought to share it here 🙂 Time flies, yes we all know. And like most aspects of life, it elates, as well as pushes us to go for some deep retrospective thinking, taking stock of the hindsight, taking stock of the days ...

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GIVE THE GREATS SOULS THE LIBERTY TO REMAIN HUMANS

All the true Greats who have walked so far, who influenced humanity in different ages to change the world positively by altering definitions and functional paradigms of societies never claimed to be perfect human beings or God-like souls. Throughout lives they all lived, they remained human beings, like you and me, never out of our reach. And being the human ...

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CONTINUITY OF LIFE: BEYOND LIFE AND BEYOND DEATH AND BEYOND ‘I’

My reflections on life – in quotes “If one realizes to realize, ..the continuity of life, beyond life and beyond death, ..is one of the basic quests of life, ..before ‘I’ and after ‘I’, ..and the questions on the existence of ‘I’, ..seeking the answers, ..that take the existentialist beyond this life, ..beyond the realms of ‘I’, ..to the mysteries ...

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