Chapter 1. Death.

न जायते म्रियते वा विपश्चिन्नायं कुतश्चिन्न बभूव कश्चित् । अजो नित्यः शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे ॥ १८ ॥ The atman is not born nor dies; nor did it come from anywhere; nor was it anything. The atman is unborn, eternal, ancient, ever present and not slain though the body is slain – Katopanishad….

The spinning wheel

Physical things are cyclical in nature and cease to exist at a point in time.  The universe is physical in nature and undergoes endless creation and destruction within a span of time. This is the cyclical nature of the universe. All manifestations in the physical universe are also cyclical in nature. For example the Earth,…

Flames of Life

Cemeteries are peaceful places that I have always admired. I have been to cemeteries number of times and twice during the past two years. The term graveyard and cemetery are often used interchangeably. Graveyard is the older of the two terms. Graveyards used to be burial grounds adjoining the church where people preferred to be buried….

Transcendental Wisdom

You can feel the power of nature up here high on the shoulder of the hill. I had reached the summit at 6 PM. The place was empty of the usual crowds. The temple at the summit has thousand years of historical importance and is neatly maintained. I spent time in the sanctorum witnessing the…

Coffee Tales

Last week while in Bangalore, I caught up with a friend of mine at Coffee Day in Indiranagar to discuss business activities of mutual interest. The temperature outside was hovering at 37 degree Celsius. The abnormal temperature is becoming the norm in Bangalore and you may blame it on global warming or the relentless destruction…