Wish, Desires and Attachment

There have been many discussions on desires and attachment, and many eloquence has been delved deep into these concepts. So what I am going to say is nothing new or any new addition to the existing knowledge. However, since it is a wish to share my thoughts, I am expressing what I personally felt about…

Do we need Godmen to reach God?

Before one goes into the role of what Godmen play in one’s life, one needs to go into the various aspects of what actually one means by God and why at all one should reach God. So, the emphasis shifts really towards, what is God? The concept of God varies from person to person and…

Life Interwoven with Thoughts

Thoughts come like waves in the ocean. Human thoughts travel very fast, in fact, faster than sound and light. The moment we imagine things, we reach there. We can reach anywhere with multitudes of thoughts. However, there is what is called our real self. It is like an ocean. No thoughts reach there. It is…

Is Simplicity the best form of life?

Simplicity is the best form of life. But it should not be so simple as to make other people believe that simplicity can be taken for granted. Once there lived a snake in a small village under a banyan tree. The snake was very proud of its poisonous capacity. Sometimes it used to bite people…

Do we really care for anything?

Generally talking about our society, we find, with exceptions apart, we do not care for anything seriously. Talking casually, telling things without meaning them, passing comments even without knowing the subject, assuming knowledge on subjects where one has no competence, bragging about oneself and one’s own qualities, undermining others even without knowing their worth, and…

Frames that Stare at Us

I went to an art museum recently, where I found lots of frames hung on the wall. I could not understand the pictures drawn on them. There were quite a few of them. I thought I will understand at least one of them. But to my disappointment, I could not figure out anything. However, there…

Make living Simple

We do many things in life – from morning till night. Even in the night, we dream. So we go on doing something or the other. When not doing, or while doing things, we do think a lot, sometimes intentionally and some other times naturally. At times, the flow of thoughts is such that suddenly…

We were Strangers Once

While delivering his speech on November 21, 2014, the then US President Barack Obama had, in his 15 minute address from the White House, said in relation to the new policies of US immigration — that deporting millions is “who we are” and cited Scripture, saying: “We shall not oppress a stranger for we know…

Changing Times

More often than not we get into the feeling that the times have changed. Times changed either for the better or for the worst, depending upon the experience of the person in his own situation. An introspection into this thought is worthwhile as to what one means by the change. In fact, nothing has changed…

So close, but still so far

The human mind is very intriguingly complicated. It has a tremendous capacity to reach out far and wide, but at the same time not able to get the grasp of things so close at many times. Be it the relationship among the family members, colleagues or anyone in the social milieu, there is a pattern…

Bridging the Generation Gap

We are facing the generation gap problems among individuals, families, neighborhoods, and society at large. Many a time, we do not reflect upon what actually is happening when problems arise, but just go on blaming one another without going into the basic issues. Without addressing them to the core, these issues create differences between generations…

Fate and Destiny

Fate is normally understood as a certain course of happenings. Destiny is the culmination of the results as a consequence of these happenings. There can be various approaches and theories as to these two terms. But in essence, in common understanding, fate is inevitable and the destiny falls upon the person according to the developments…

Manapullikavu

There is a beautiful and aesthetic looking temple just at the outskirts of Palakkad Town, Kerala (India). The entire atmosphere surrounding the temple is so serene that just sitting there for some time makes one feel the sanctity and divinity. The presiding deity is Goddess Bhagavathy, considered to be Lord Siva’s daughter, Bhadrakaali, born out…

Prisoners

The grandfather was asked by the grandson, what is the colour of the rays of the sun? replied the grandfather, Oh dear! why do you want to know about this here? I am heartened with intensity, when I see the colours of diversity, through the prism into the sunlight of divinity, and enjoy all the…