Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Realize God

Like oil in sesame seeds, like butter
In cream, like water in springs, like fire
In firesticks, so dwells the Lord of Love,
The Self, in the very depths of consciousness.
Realize him through truth and meditation.

-Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Friday, November 23, 2007

Last Words

Things that are bad for you seduce you easily; you run towards them impatiently. But things that are actually good for you fail to attract you; you shun them creatively, finding powerful excuses to justify your procrastination. That is why i was impatient to abduct Sita, but avoided meeting you.

- A dying Ravana to Rama

How might a man overcome difficulties?
Bhishma (On his death bed): Never practise deceit. Behave with restraint, control all worldly desires. Do not speak when addressed in foul language, do not injure others; give, rather than take. Do not sin in thought, word or deed, never harm any creature. Always speak the truth even though your life may be at stake. Speak words which are agreeable, always spend your wealth well. Bow to all the gods, listen to the doctrines of all creeds, have Faith.

- Mahabharata

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Infinite Self

Now I have given up
The body and the world,
I have a special gift.

I see the infinite Self.

As a wave,
Seething and foaming,
Is only water.

So all creation, Streaming out of the Self,
Is only the Self.

- Ashtavakra Gita