Hukam and the Surrender Experiment

What is ‘Divine Will’ really? The concept is omnipresent in most spiritual philosophies, but often so misunderstood. Mostly, we treat it is as some form of a diktat from a guy in the sky and hence are either fearful or indifferent to it, depending on one’s disposition. I read Mickey Singer’s book The Surrender Experiment... Continue Reading →

Divine Nonchalance

I came across this exciting phrase in the TV show "Dispatches from Elsewhere," a quirky, feel-good, mystery comedy, sort of in the spirit of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. So the narrator, towards the end of the first episode, says - "Follow your Divine Nonchalance, and what do we really mean by it anyway?" "It is... Continue Reading →

Self-Love and Ram-ness

Have you ever caught lamenting your self? "I shouldn't have done that" or "I shouldn't have said that" or "Man, I lost my temper again." If not, then this post is not for you. It is for us lesser mortals who are struggling to improve and be a better version of ourselves. It turns out... Continue Reading →

Virah – Love through separation – Song

I've been watching this TV Series on Amazon Prime - Bandish Bandits - which follows the journey of a young man who, through his hard work, struggles, failures, and overcoming his insecurities, reaches the pinnacle of success.   While the series was an entertaining watch, the music itself was astounding and never thought I'd be mesmerized... Continue Reading →

Meditate through movies – The Prophet

I first read the book The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran about a decade back, and it left a lasting impression on me. The verses and thoughts on wide-ranging topics like life, children, work, death, and more; intuitively resonated with me. I have tried to subconsciously emulate his ideas and style in my writing and poetry.... Continue Reading →

Nurture the Body, heal the Soul

Have you ever nurtured a house plant or a garden. If you give it too less water, it dies. But there are also plants which will die if you give it too much water, same for manure, sunlight. Each living creature has a delicate balance as dictated by nature. Humans are no different, but lot... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Guru Sutra

Hingori ji has written in a lighthearted, simple and engaging manner about his journey from the first discovery of his Gurudev to his own realization as a Guru. It is rare in current times to read such a frank and matter of fact account, peppered with self-deprecating humor and pearls of wisdom alike. The fragrance... Continue Reading →

Guru Prem: Loving the Master

It has been a decade since I last wrote here and the practice has brought me back. In the meantime, I have got married, had a kid, changed careers, jobs, houses and states of mind, many times over. Almost seems a different lifetime. But such is the circle of life, it tends to find its... Continue Reading →

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