Tag Archives: vedanta

Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional.

Pain is of two kinds, mental and physical. Both are experienced by all living beings and we humans are no exception. While most people can handle physical pain with medicines or by learning to live with it, almost all, cannot … Continue reading

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Meaning / Purpose / Happiness.

This Mark Twain quote was shared by a friend on facebook and led me to muse over it and the result is this post. In Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search For Meaning, Frankl often quotes Nietzsche: “He who has a … Continue reading

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Religion Vs Spirituality.

‘Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience. Atheism is no experience, only measurement.’ ~ Deepak Chopra. As most of my readers know, I call myself a Vedantin. Vedanta is the system of philosophy that … Continue reading

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What Nondescript Item Had The Most Impact On Your Life (How/Why ?)

Two stones.  One black and the other white.  They are called Banalinga. These were gifted to me by a dear friend who alas is no more after he had learnt that I was getting interested in Vedanta. I had gone … Continue reading

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Education.

There are as many definitions for ‘education’ as there are people interested in some aspect of it. My own is simple and one that I have found to be effective.  Education is learning to learn. My own education followed more … Continue reading

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As You Like It.

When one is a busy housewife with four children and a long distance commuting husband, living in a joint family in India, finding time to spare for intellectual kite flying is difficult. So, when I urged Maria G for some … Continue reading

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