Monthly Archives: July 2013


I sit at the train window seeingThe world pass by flashingA panorama of landscapesPeople, stations and places Linked together by continuousShining, steel parallel linesTrees, plants and bushesAloe, scrub, thorns and palms, Green and brown shadedUndulating hill peaks tintedJagged stones, monolith … Continue reading

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Botanical name: Cucumis sativus; Ayurvedakoshatakikul Vellarikkai (Tamizh); karkati , trapush (Sanskrit); kheera (Hindi); kaakadi (Marathi); tansali (Gujrathi): teoh (Assamese); taushe(Konkani); southekayi (Kannada); keerakai (Telugu). In Ayurveda, the tender cucumber balances all the three doshas of vata, pitha and kapha. Cucumbers are considered … Continue reading

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Buy One, Take One Free

The right to consume has become a fundamental right, never mind the consequences. The mantra today is to maximise profit at any cost. Innovative selling and advertising have made the gullible customer ready to buy anything, if attractively packaged. The ultimate king … Continue reading

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Prayer and Love

Ramanuja was a Hindu theologian, philosopher, and expert in the Vedas. He was born in a Tamil Brahmin family in the village of Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. He is also known as Sri Ramanujacharya, Udayavar, Ethirajar, Emberumannar and Lakshmana Muni. He … Continue reading

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CONTRADICTION: The Genesis Story Retold…

The Genesis Story Retold… And God populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower andspinach, green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. And Satan created McDonald’s. And McDonald’s brought forth the … Continue reading

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Nina rang the bell and stood in the foyer of the apartment block waiting for the door to open. She turned her back to the door for she was afraid to even show her face. She waited for a minute … Continue reading

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Indirect guidance-Zen

A gem of a story from my guru Anand Zen. It happened in Upanishadic days that one young boy, Svetaketu, was sent by his father to a gurukul, to a family of an enlightened master, to learn. He learned everything … Continue reading

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The Next in Line

Mahakashyapa became the first patriarch of the Zen tradition. After him there have been six others. Again and again from master to disciple the flame has been transferred in silence. The sixth was a woman, and Bodhidharma was her disciple. … Continue reading

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