Love, hate and indifference

This weekend, I was lazily leafing through one of the all time great books (walden) when I came across this quote: 'A man is rich in proportion to the amount of things he can afford to leave alone.' When you think about it, its a profound quote. It doesn't say you are rich if you…

A Sri Sri evening in chennai…..

Yesterday I was faced with a peculiar dilemma. I could stay back home and watch tv - a pretty interesting t20 cricket match was on - or I could stroll down the street and partake of a satsang organized by the "the art of living. And yes, the foundation's very personable guru Sri Sri Ravi…

How wealthy are you?

I guess it depends on which currency you measure your wealth in. If you asked the uncle next door, he would lookup your bank balance and total up the USD, GNP, Euro (but with a prayer!), INR (with a bigger prayer!)..This wealth ages well - you can live off your grandfathers’ savings even today. The…

Cherish the friend with the alarm clock

I remember hearing this story: A zen master had a neighbour who always critiqued everything the master did. While this got on the disciples’ nerves, the master himself smiled on hearing the criticism, contemplated it awhile and went on his way. One day, the neighbour died and much to their surprise, the master began crying.…