#vipassana

Who Do You Want To Be? Master Or Slave

I just finished watching a Netflix Dark Comedy – ‘Darlings’. It is an excellent movie – I recommend it. Without giving away too much, the story has a revenge element. One person aggravates the other person so much so that person wants to take revenge. When I watched the movie, I was rooting for the …

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Why do we love stale stuff so much?

The lesson about mould (fungal growth) is one that we have all had first-hand experience with – right. I remember as a kid we had gone on a trip, and when we returned, we found the entire bread loaf covered in grey/blue/black things. Cheese is another such example. I am sure we have all had …

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(How To) Stop The War Within to Stop The War Outside

I am sure most of us are following the Russia-Ukraine situation. And that probably brings up a range of emotions from fear to outrage, disbelief to despair. For me, I cannot get over the fact that we have humans (like you and me) in this day and age who believe that marching tanks into the …

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Inner Peace In A World Full Of Chaos

We are all busy. People have so much going on in their lives that they have no time to stop and stare. You meet people on Monday, and the most common comment is that the weekend went by so quick. It can be personal stuff like kids, groceries, household chores, work stuff, or global like …

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How To Get Rid Of Thoughts?

As some of you know, I have a daily meditation practice – and I follow the Vipassana technique for meditation. When I tell people about meditation, one of the most commonly asked questions is, so can you stop thinking? Do thoughts go away when you meditate?  The answer to that question is NO. And the goal of …

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WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get

WYSIWYG – is the acronym for What You See Is What You Get. In the old days of web design, the web page’s appearance is precisely the way you see it in your editing tool. Of course, technology has evolved into apps and so on, but the acronym has remained. So, Why am I writing …

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I am here to serve.

‘I am here to serve’. I remember saying that when I went for my first meditation course as a server in London, Hereford. I had been doing Vipassana for the last three years before the desire to serve arose in me. Since then, I have been doing a sit and serve every other year. For …

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It is so noisy – No Wonder we cannot hear anything

I spent the weekend over in Maine – in the midst of nature. The more time I spend in nature, the more I begin to appreciate the wisdom nature has to impart. For example, every morning, we would go for a kayak ride in the lake. It is so beautiful in the morning, sounds of …

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If you see something as good, you have created bad.

When people see some things as beautiful,other things become ugly.When people see some things as good,other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other.Difficult and easy support each other.Long and short define each other.High and low depend on each other.Before and after, follow each other. The above verse is an excerpt from the book …

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How To Evolve-Human Beings 2.0

My parents and I were reminiscing on the old days. We had just moved to Delhi when I was about four years old. And none of us except my dad knew the language Hindi. And my mom mentioned that she had done a correspondence course to learn Hindi. I expressed my shock that I had …

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