Sunday, August 29, 2010

Be or Become?

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact: Be - don't try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.


Thursday, August 26, 2010


A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return

-Bhagavad Gita

Thursday, August 19, 2010

And you know that its no fantasy

Draped in the warm blue sky
Lying bare on the green grass
snugged in a pillow of clouds
does she ever need to cry?

Stretching, she touches the sea
And you know its no fantasy
The water is pristine and cool
And you know that she no fool

In leisure she flies with a free spirit
Strong and smooth are her wings
And she is so proud of her fins
She swims with love in the heart

And you know that its no fantasy
And you know that she no fool...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Temple

I see this small temple in the crowded market area and I quickly bow my head every morning sitting in my car on the way to work. I usually read a book, currently reading the "Mystic Masseur" and yesterday I missed the temple as I was so engrossed in the story of "Ganesh" in the book. Today I made it a point not to miss the temple. It gives me a good feel and a motivating start to the day at work.

I aint a very religious person. I dont pray to God because I fear him and neither do poojas so that I can please him. My style is more spiritual, its about the experience. When I see the temple, the sound of bhajans, the ringing of temple bells, the decorated God/Goddesses, the lighted lamps and the bright flowers, I am in a spiritual experience for a few seconds. Reminds me of the teacher at AOL (Art of Living) course mentioning Sri Ravishankar's words that these are ways to bring us to the present moment. Further makes me think of Sadhguru's saying at Isha that even a few moments of living in the present moment in our entire life time is being enlightened. We so cant live in the present moment, our mind perpetually living in the past or the future..The places of worship brings us to this present moment if we let that awareness be alive.

Lets not miss the now..thats all we have !!