Viveka Chudamani ~17

Vivekono viraktasya samadiguna salinah Mumksoreva hi brahmaijnasayogyatamah VC-17   The verse essentially deals with who is qualified for the quest of the supreme. The ability to discriminate, detachment qualities of calmness and also a burning desire for liberation. The first quality being viveka often we equate viveka to knowledge and confuse information with knowledge. But …

Viveka Chudamani #19

Most of the eastern philosophy talks about similar things – the Bodhicitta is about doing a task without being attached to the result. That is neither elated with the win or self condemning on failure. The Bhagavata Gita talks of “yogasta kurukarmani, na phaleshu kada chana.”  Do what you have to do without being attached …

No Regrets

May 1997 Kasturba Medical College Prof.Dr.S.N.Rao looked at the x-ray, he sighed deeply “70% tissue infiltration. Grade 2” was his diagnosis. The four faces before him resigned. There was no moaning or why me happening here. It was acceptance of a situation. Dr.Rao had just diagnosed cerebral tumor in my 74yr. Old grandmother. “actually we …