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Meditation on the ultimate nature of things

When I was about ten years old, my friends and I would throw rocks at each other. This led to a kind of self-inquiry, as I later found out. Smack! My friend’s

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Find out who is the one who sees

Who are you? Where do you come from? Many times you came and many times you returned. You have never attempted to ask yourself who you are. If you had done so,

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Sorrow is a sane response to the human condition

Sorrow has been a constant companion for many of us, and yet we are content with the mind’s interpretation of what it is. What if sorrow is not what it appears to

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5 things I wish I had known when I began meditating

Before I began meditating I felt that I had two advantages: I came from India, and because of my medical background, I had looked into the health benefits of meditation. So

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A distinct shakti was guiding me: Sunyata

Sunyata’s most ‘Himalayan’ and transforming experience came through Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. On three occasions, Sunyata (born Alfred Julius Immanuel Sorenson in Denmark)

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Science has itself become a sort of superstition

To regard all material improve ments as a move away from spirituality, or to assert that science, and the industries are based

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Plan of nature is that fittest must survive

Vedanta did not hesitate to destroy men, even the nearest and dearest relatives of Arjuna, who were his preceptors, his uncles, his

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If God exists anywhere, He is feminine

Those who have looked upon God as mother – as Durga or Amba -their understanding is much deeper than those who look

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Ram’s war was not against Ravan

When Ram had defeated Ravan, the Demon king; Ram walked over and bowed to him as a person of immense knowledge. Albeit

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How to be intense without turning tense

Only one who knows how to be intense and relaxed at once will know the true joy of activity. Right now the

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