Category Archives: Rambling

A time to reflect….

Completed 47 years of my life today…. Recollected many events from the past, relived many of them. Tried to peek in to the future. Re-evaluated the present. All said and done, I can say that I have been very fortunate … Continue reading

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Restlessness….

The inevitable happened on the night of 23rd. Babuji, as we siblings used to call our father, left for heavenly abode. The misfortune of discovering it befell on my shoulders. I will never forget the moments on the morning of … Continue reading

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Just an update…

10:05 PM Tonight is going to be extremely difficult. The signs are not good in the least. I have planned a very important session of meditation with three friends, but the sense of dread I have today for my own … Continue reading

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Pretensions…

How adept I am becoming in pretending these days! It must be the result of the practice of last ten months or so! I have been sending jokes to my friends, cringing every time I sent those jokes even at … Continue reading

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Watching a person die…

Have you ever watched life slowly ebbing out of a person very dear to you? It is a peculiar kind of experience. You run through the whole gamut of extreme emotions. I have been experiencing it for the last two … Continue reading

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Losing a friend…

Yesterday, I lost a very dear friend of mine, known as V. It was not because of death or some mishap, but because of pure and silly misunderstanding between us. I truly was shocked to learn of the complaints my … Continue reading

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Bearable vs unbearable pain…

In my experience, pain is always bearable no matter what its intensity or depth. I would call a pain unbearable only if it renders you senseless or mad. What I am going through at present is probably something existential; it … Continue reading

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Sensitivity…

You will read everywhere that sensitivity is a virtue, that it is a must if we need to learn and experience the joys of the world and the self, that it is one of the most desired trait on a … Continue reading

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The Chasm…

A few years back, I wrote an article titled “What is Happiness” in which I talked about the ancient idea that the root cause of all unhappiness is desire. It is not very difficult to understand how “desire” or “expectation” or “attachment” causes misery … Continue reading

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Getting stupid:

Think about it, when has someone ever told you that you were too damn smart? People don’t ask you where you went to college or what your job is because they want to see how dumb you are. They ask … Continue reading

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