On vak shakti…

Had a short discussion on vāk shakti today. There have been a lot of things said about good speech, but the first phrase that comes to mind is Kabir’s famous doha – बोली एक अनमोल है, जो कोई भी बोले जानि । हिये तराजू तौलि के, तब मुख बाहर आनि।। – words are priceless, and so weigh …

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Of Air and Suvidhas…

Went to the airport to drop off my parents. Since it was their first time flying out of Dubai, I accompanied them to the checkin counters. Good that I did. Turned out that they had to fill out a detailed Air Suvidha form, complete with uploading attachments (in PDF, less than 1 MB in size), …

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Of tables and debates…

Came across a post that I had made earlier. On debates – mostly the kinds that take place around the dinner table. Where everyone tries to score a point, even though there is nothing to win. Nevertheless, most of such debates are interesting, engaging and sometimes enraging too! How many debates did you have last …

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Are you at your very best?

We underestimate our own capabilities. And by we, I mean everyone. Without exception. I have seen this in various fields – be it martial arts, studies or work. We think that we aim high, but we aim a lot lower than we are capable of. No, I don’t want to sound like one of those hyper …

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The art of doing nothing…

Ok, everyone has their lazy days. I mean everyone – even the productivity pundits have days when they just don’t feel like doing much. If it comes on the weekend, great. If mid-week, well, a lot of guilt accompanies the laziness. And even more so when this work-from-home thing is on…because now, you can be …

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Of rewards and families…

I think I had written about this before, but it has gotten worse now. The clinic that me (and my family) go to, has initiated a ‘rewards’ program. Yes, being rewarded to visit the clinic – the more often you visit, the more points you gather. Which can then be redeemed against meds and stuff …

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Of Sat, Sang and Satsang…

सत्संगत्वे निस्संगत्वं, निस्संगत्वे निर्मोहत्वं। निर्मोहत्वे निश्चलतत्त्वं, निश्चलतत्त्वे जीवन्मुक्तिः ॥९॥ Satsaṅgatve nissaṅgatvaṃ, niḥsaṅgatve nīrmohatvam  nirmohatve niścalitatvam, niścalitatve jīvanmuktiḥ from Bhaja Gōvindam, written by Jagadguru Adi Śaṅkarācārya Through good company arises non-attachment; from non-attachment comes freedom from delusion; when there is freedom from delusion, the mind becomes steady and unwavering, from a steady mind comes liberation.  This śloka is another …

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