Old Age Does Not Have To Cause Suffering

As I mentioned in my last blog, I completed a ten-day Vipassana course. This was a special ten-day course. And that means this was only for old students who have done the course before. And not just old students but students who had sat 20 days, 30 days, 40 days – and some veterans in the …

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Is Enjoying The Feeling Sadness Different From Being Sad?

‘I want to play various roles – I don’t want to be typecasted in one mould.’ You will hear this statement frequently from actors in interviews etc. Very rarely will you find an actor who wants to play only one kind of role. The audience may love them in that role, but secretly they all …

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Lost In Russian Dolls?

Have you ever seen a new-born baby? For the first six months or so they have no idea of who they are, they are not aware of their legs and arms. One of my nieces used to pull her hair as a baby and start crying – unable to tear her hand and stop the …

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At our village market a cow got free and was trying to eat the vegetables off the stalls – the owners and the customers shooed the cow away, and then life went back to normal. During the cyclone in Tamilnadu, a few of the trees just fell. During winter the trees shed their leaves, and …

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Yesterday Wild Tiger Tees (a social enterprise of which I am one of the co-founders) went to festival for good in Columbus Ohio. It is a cool festival about ‘Doing more good’ – all the booths in this festival have a social tinge to it like how Wild Tiger Tees empower youth experiencing homelessness, there …

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