Life

Of math and life…

In mathematics, summation is the addition of a sequence of any kind of numbers, called addends or summands; the result is their sum or total. So is life – a summation of many moments that we experience. The result of all these moments and experiences is what we call living, isn’t it? So, do you want the summation to consist mostly instances of scrolling through social media and …

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And the day is near…

One of my favorite times of the year is a couple of days away. श्री कृष्ण जनमाष्टमी is on Friday. It’s a bit odd- I really don’t have any over-the-top celebration. Maybe it isn’t even as per vidhi. I just clean the temple thoroughly, decorate it with flowers and perform a simple Aarti, then eat …

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On focus…

यतो यतो निश्चलति मनश्चञ्चलमस्थिरम् ।ततस्ततो नियम्यैतदात्मन्येव वशं नयेत् ॥ २६ ॥ yato yato niścalatimanaś cañcalam asthiramtatas tato niyamyaitadātmany eva vaśaṁ nayet From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the Self. बन्धुरात्मात्मनस्तस्य येनात्मैवात्मना जित: ।अनात्मनस्तु शत्रुत्वे वर्तेतात्मैव शत्रुवत् …

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Do you intend to buy a car?

Have you noticed the changes in how we move around? The next generation is not big on ownership – be it houses or cars. They prefer experiences instead, and so instead of having a burden of EMIs hanging over their heads, they prefer the more lighter “pay-as-you-go” option. In a short span of a little …

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The search for God…

या निशा सर्वभूतानां तस्यां जागर्ति संयमी |यस्यां जाग्रति भूतानि सा निशा पश्यतो मुने: || 69|| yā niśhā sarva-bhūtānāṁ tasyāṁ jāgarti sanyamīyasyāṁ jāgrati bhūtāni sā niśhā paśhyato muneḥ What all beings consider as day is the night of ignorance for the wise, and what all creatures see as night is the day for the introspective yogi. …

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Of earth days and earth hours…

ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् । तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥ īśāvāsyamidaṃ sarvaṃ yatkiñca jagatyāṃ jagat | tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā mā gṛdhaḥ kasyasviddhanam || Īśopaniṣad Verse 1 Whatever exists in this Universe, is pervaded by the eternal Truth of the Self. Protect your Self through detachment. Or – Do not covet, for whose is wealth? …

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Of productivity and Putin…

Today was not a very productive day. When I say productive, I mean that kind – the LinkedIn motivator kind. I wake up at 4.30 and don’t waste a minute of my time kind. It’s almost as if one has to wake up and set out on this roller coaster throughout the day, ensuring that …

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Of abilities and attitudes…

What matters more? The ability to learn, or the attitude towards learning? Some might argue that we don’t have the ability to learn anything and everything. After all, mental capacities differ. Maybe, but that is not the point. The ability to learn is a factor of the attitude towards learning. our educational system makes us …

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