Category: Reluctant Hindu
Kites and Kattle… Siriusly!
Cittasya suddhaya karma na tu vastupaladbhaye Vastu siddi vicharena kincitkaramakotibhih. ~ VC-16 Selfless work and charity helps to purify the mind, but do not by themselves contribute to the perception of reality. This perception of reality is only brought about by discriminative analysis. And never by count of action. Vedanta or the guide to understanding…
A Pilgrims Progress
I am at Kumardhara at Subramanya in Dakhina Kannada district. My early memory of this place was thick forests; one would see snakes in abundance. Local families extended hospitality to the pilgrims. The temple in itself had been so rooted in the jungle it was dedicated to a live snake hill. It was considered auspicious…
Today is Narakachaturdashi, The organic nature of this festival doesn’t cease to amaze me. Growing we heard the story of Narakasura who captured 1600 women, made them his slaves eventually Krishna the Yadava rescued them. The legend also as it that Narakasura could only be killed by his mother. As Deepavali approaches kids begin collecting trash like old clothes, and old news…
Mahabali cannot be Dwarfed.
As we were driving down from Panaji, to Margao I saw this banner that said, 37% Goan have votes AAP, 27%BJP, and some X% congress, the conclusion was AAP leads, what occurred to me, is it could also be interpreted as 63% Goans are clear that they do not want AAP. Ultimately every story is…