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Freedom

Anger, pride, envy, gluttony, hate, covetousness, and the likes are vices that creep into our life. From the very beginning we were created, it is said that, “We are perfect beings”. Now one may ask, “Where does these vices come from? And how do I get rid of this vices?” Until we understand that there […]

What the Alcoholic Should Know

Some people have their alcohol intake under control. They hardly keep alcohol at home and drink moderately occasionally, maybe with friends  or people they know. Some may refer to them as social drinkers. These people who have their alcohol intake under control may not be referred to as alcoholics. They don’t drink too much. But […]

How Happiness Happens

The world is full of people who want to be happy, who are trying to be happy. So a good question will be, “How can I attain happiness?” Look at happiness carefully. Maybe the first thing you will realize is that happiness is not a thing in itself. You cannot attain happiness by pursuing happiness. […]

The Truth is Therapeutic

Who has never lied? Who does not lie? Who has never told a “white” lie? It may seem as if we are getting away with telling lies rather than telling the truth so we keep on telling lies. But do we really get away with telling lies? The truth is A and you tell B. […]

Your Awakening is Necessary

A walk into a deeper realm of possibilities, the realm above this physical bunch of mere activities, a realm that exposes one to truths and realities, that could be found offensive and displeasing. Many have gotten so deep and blinded by the religion and doctrines of history. No longer do we see men, hungry men […]

Your Existence is Not Trivial

We are expected to act in certain ways so as to be socially acceptable. You do not want everyone to avoid you. So, to an extent, one may end up being predictable. Because we can be predictable, we tend to lose sight of our mysteriousness. You do not understand everything about yourself. You may be […]

The Price of Waking Up

Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, and the first thing they realized was that they were naked. What does it mean to know yourself naked? To be naked means to be vulnerable and easily damaged. Naked means unprotected and subject to judgment. Thus Adam and Eve became ashamed. Their vulnerability was on display. They […]

The Snake in the Garden

Adam and Eve do not seem self-conscious when they were created and placed in paradise – the garden of Eden. The serpent appears in the third chapter of Genesis. God did not just create the serpent, he placed or at least allowed it in the garden. The garden represents a paradisal order while the serpent […]

Order From Chaos

Order, the known, appears to be symbolically associated with masculinity. Maybe it is because the primary hierarchical structure of human society is masculine. Men are and throughout history have been the builders of towns and cities, the bricklayers, the operators of heavy machinery, the engineers. In its positive guise, order is stability. However order can […]

Chaos and Order

Reality unfolds before us as chaos and order. Chaos is the things and situations we neither know nor understand. We neither know nor understand them because we have not been there, we have not explored the territory. It is the domain  of ignorance which extends without limit beyond the boundaries of all ideas and disciplines. […]