Monthly Archives: June 2013

Zen: The Master’s Name

In Tibet, there is a beautiful story about Marpa. It may not be factual, but it is tremendously significant. I don’t care much about facts. My emphasis is on the significance and the truth, which is a totally different thing. … Continue reading

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Search for a master to teach meditation

Thank you Anand Zen! There is an ancient story: A man was very much interested in self-knowledge, in self-realization. His whole search had been to find a master who could teach him meditation. He went from one master to another, … Continue reading

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My First Kiss (no confessions)

  My first Kiss Now Delirious! You can’t ask a nice and nearly 64 year old Madrasi Matron these kind of questions! But I can tell you a lot about kisses! When we moved to Mauritius, the French custom in … Continue reading

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The Prince’s Awakening

Another beautiful Zen story from  Osho, courtesy my friend Anand Zen. I am reminded of one of the most beautiful stories that I have come across in my life. A king in Japan sends his son to a mystic, to a master, … Continue reading

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Never allow a cat in your life

A great saint was dying and he said to his successor, a young man, “Remember one thing: never allow a cat in your life,” and he died. A big crowd had gathered to listen to the last statement of this … Continue reading

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What I did and do for a living

I breathe–that is a super achievement for me, Conrad! I have been a homemaker all my life! I have also been a caregiver to various elders in the family. The rest that follows is my spiel that I dish out … Continue reading

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NATIONAL HEALTHCARE vs PRIVATE MEDICAL CARE

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, Gaelikaa,  Grannymar, Magpie11, Paul, Maria the Silver Fox, Rummuser , Will Knott, Shackman and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get  different flavours of the … Continue reading

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