Religion: not a good path.

I had been a religious or would rather say ‘a spiritual person’ at a point in my life. You know, the idea that there is some supernatural thing or there’s more to life than just the material world is, indeed, a very pleasant and appealing idea but as I moved forward I explored much more…

woman mystic, Rabiya

There was a woman mystic whose name was Rabiya. She was a unique woman mystic. In the Koran she read the statement, “Hate the Devil,” and she erased it. Hassan was a travelling mystic of those days, and once he was a guest at her home. In the early morning he wanted to read the…

Thinking is philosophy.

During the second world war a very famous philosopher was recruited for military service because there was a shortage of soldiers. Enlistment was compulsory, and so he was recruited against his will. He was a great philosopher. He had spent his life thinking and thinking, he had never put anything into practice, he had simply…

Hindu mystic Eknath.

Once the Hindu mystic Eknath was going on a pilgrimage. His brother said to him, “You are lucky to be going on a pilgrimage. I have no time to go with you. But since you are going and you are my brother, it is enough for me. Take this gourd with you. Dip it in…

Maternal attachment

Today I came across research which quite fascinated me. It was done somewhere in 1950s by Lorenz. I won’t write the whole research here but I will give you an idea and my conclusion on that. It was an experiment on goslings (young goose) when the young ducklings were about to hatch their mother was…

There is only one poverty and that poverty is a heart that cannot love.

Life can only be lived dangerously– There is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life attains to maturity, growth. One needs to be an adventurer, always ready to risk the known for the unknown. And once one has tasted the joys of freedom and fearlessness, one never repents because…

The experience does not depend on the object. The experience depends on the experiencer, on the quality of experiencing.

A joke.

Hymie Goldberg was visiting his friend, Mr. Cohen, who was dying. “Do us a favor,” said Hymie Goldberg, “when you go to heaven could you find a way of letting me know whether they play baseball up there?” Mr. Cohen said he would certainly try to contact him if at all possible. Only a few…