Science, Religion and spirituality

Science celebrates the intellect. It teaches us to create things and make life better. Religion gives us a framework for living It consoles, connects and uplifts the heart. Most importantly, it imbues a sense of belonging. Spirituality helps us with perspective and acceptance of paradox. It teaches us to experience life without filters. We need…

Deepavali – the Festival that everyone loves

Deepavali elevates goodwill to a whole new level. Deepavali - often called the festival of lights - is very special - it oozes goodwill and gratitude. You share sweets, gifts and greetings with your neighbours, relatives and every one involved in your life (yeah - dont forget the security folks who ensure your life is…

Autobiography in Five chapters – a poem

Sogyal Rinpoche illustrates how we keep failing repeatedly by getting into a pattern and finally realize truth and wisdom through this beautiful poem authored by Portia Nelson: 1) I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in I am lost...I am hopeless. It isn't my fault. It takes…

Musings on Life’s purpose

The last few weeks have brought on smiles, chuckles, frowns - a rainbow of emotions - an invariable event when the World Cup is on. This blog too tended to stay away from brooding for a few weeks, however a question from a friend got me reflecting back on more heady matters. The question was…