Wednesday, August 28, 2013


After having spent close to a lifetime of experiences and still awaiting more, I agree with Buddha. There is in fact a lot of suffering in this world. As one of my brilliant friend, a senior from engineering college proclaims,  "Manushya ke jeevan mein bahut kasht hain". The principle of attraction hardly matters in this regard as this suffering is of a different level and does not concern itself with the day to day sufferings of having say meeting daily needs or achieving materialistic goals in life. What Buddha talks about is the process of having to go through the sorrow and happiness cycle in life. We are caught in this vicious cycle to which there seems to be no escape. Happiness as also mentioned earlier, is also a sad state to be in as it arises out of attachment. Although I am still contemplating on whether every happiness is followed by sadness and vice versa, but I believe there also exists a state of more happiness than sorrow for some people. Although, these people have definitely made themselves unattached towards certain emotions which gives them this advantage otherwise there is an equal amount of sadness and happiness if seen objectively. I say objectively because certain people have a habit of focusing more on a particular kind and this is individualistic and therefore can not be discussed here.

I am working on this post to make it a little less confusing. I wonder why writings of infamous authors are claimed confusing while those by famous ones are accepted as difficult passages for competitive exams. 


There are so many things I want to be thankful about each day, so many people without whom I would never have achieved whatever it is that I have. All the people that I have come across and have taught me a lesson in their own unique way and many still keep coming and continue to calibrate my learnings. All the things people write and share as wisdom for others to learn and grow from. All the luxuries of life. All the challenges. Seeking more and more each day and feeling even more gratified. Thank you all the beautiful people in the world! For everything! 

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ecstasy, Bliss, Purpose!

As one reaches bliss, it becomes very difficult to conceal that state of intense ecstasy. There is a common desire at this point in time to share this state with others and to use it for benefiting all. This is the stage where you smile incessantly. Where you rise above the trivial dealings of the world and observe everything unattached. This feeling remains but only for a few moments. But these moments are so blissful, that purpose of an entire life can be dedicated to experiencing such a moment. 
I sought to be ordinary, because being ordinary in and of itself is an expression of divinity.

Just be

Individuality of a person is only an illusion and it is only this that leads to suffering or for that matter, happiness. But, as you become one with the universe, complete and at one with all that is, you realize, there is nothing beyond being 'just being'. And it is in this state through which Nature/God truly expresses itself which we come to identify as Soul. While just being, you start living in the present. It is silent and conveys a state of peace. It is here when you do not carry with you any burden from the past or any expectation for the future. It is infinitely gentle, flexible as water and yet like a rock. With it, all fear disappears, and spiritual joy occurs on quiet level of inexplicable ecstasy.
(inspired from the book 'The Power of Now' )

Commentary on Krishna

As I looked into each one, my self shone forth from their eyes. I wondered, how did I get into all these bodies?
- Anonymous (Commenting on Krishna during Mahabharata)