Category Archive for 'listen'

license to kill

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

A license to kill gives one a legal immunity, where one can kill someone else without it being considered as a crime. James Bond has no qualms in shooting down ‘bad’ guys with a gun, and gets away without it without a trace of any criminal record 🙂 Now James Bond may be just some […]

eckhart tolle's talk

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Particular relevant to many many many common everyday situations… The video and audio seem to have gone out of sync. (But I remember having watched it properly the first time I saw ti around a year ago, seems its got corrupted later) The ‘pain body’ he refers I relate it exactly to the ‘false center’ […]

video: children full of life

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

When I first saw this video tweeted by @charityfocus, I wondered how sensible these children are. But then I had to remind myself from my own experience interacting with kids, that any child can be so, as long as they’re treated with respect. This video is really the perfect living world example of the earlier […]

common man in the mirror

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Friday evening I started off on a bus journey for the long weekend as I’d applied for leave on Monday. The bus was crowded and as I’d gotten on early, I was sitting down. A couple with a baby boy got on. Its somewhat tough carrying a kid in a crowded rattling swering bus. Being […]

silence and nature

Friday, March 20th, 2009

sulochanosho’s striking post Dead Scripture and Live Nature reminds us about learning from live nature… but most of the time we miss this, like this guy in this story from Paulo Coelho’s short stories for parents and grand parents… A Sufi master and his disciple were walking across a desert in Africa. When night fell, they […]

waiting in a queue could be a blessing in disguise!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Usually in the West we see everyone forming a disciplined queue, whereas in India even for a plate of idli in a self-serviced cafe, its not unusual to find people crowding around the counter, elbowing each other out as if there was some impending famine and its some urgent fight for survival for the last […]

how to be a good listener?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

With one of my friends, sometimes after we’ve had a good conversation, I feel that my heart feels so light and unburdened. In fact some conversations are so absoulutely fulfilling that I become so happy at the end of it, irrespective of any outcome (or lack of it) of the conversation! How come this happens? […]

dealing with common ailments

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Here I detail the results of my investigation with meditation over the past five years in dealing with common ailments… First some clarifications. I’m an engineer and not a qualified medical practioner. This post isn’t any claim of some hocus-focus miracle. Nor is it anything to do with mystic or psychic healing power. And one […]

listening to the rain

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Here is something I’d written on Thu Sep 1, 2005… (not published on blog but sent to some personal friends) ———- Its not something that I thought about but something that just struck me. It was around 8:30 PM – a typical Bangalore rainy evening – TVs were on, people were talking, it was drizzling […]


Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Recalling some words from Kichu Krishnan (one workshop I’d done around 1998)… The minute we come across a new idea, or a circumstance, or a person… anyThing… what typically happens is we try and match this Thing with all the concepts we has accumulated over time.