Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012

One more year has gone by, and we anxiously await what’s in store for us in the coming new year. Here’s my wish for you. May all that you have dreamed of become true in the year to come. Let all your uncertainties be laid to rest and let Ganesha bless you with a year full of happiness. May he also clear all your obstacles and make a clear road for you.

I also wish that you climb the ladder of success and find true peace and joy at the pinnacle of your path. For those who have found a soul mate, may you get closer and for those who haven’t may the bells ring for you. May this year also bring you a lot of financial success and let the financial wisdom of the gurus dawn on you in 2012.

All your plans would materialize as you wish and let there always be a smile on your face. Good health and lots of wealth for you in the coming year. May your kids rise up to ranks of glory and in turn make you a happy parent. May you find nature’s abundant blessings on your side, and for the holidays let them all be a bash.

Finally I pray that may God bless you with whatever you desire and let him also show you the way to his heart. Hope that the year would also bring in surprises fully conducive to your dreams. God has already blessed you, and let him be there with you in every celebration of yours. He is there in tough times also, but for you let this be a year full of good times.

May you always rock and roll …

Wishing you a happy 2012.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Don't take all that pain

No pain. No gain. That’s what they say at the gym. Well, this does not apply to life. You can shed all your mental pain by allowing it to be. Physical pain is something that may require treatment. The reason for the mental pain is none other than our mind. It makes mountains out of mole hills. Stop letting your mind play with you.

Sometimes mental pain is worse than the physical one. To remove mental pain there is no aspirin. The only person who can make it vanish is you. Change your thoughts. Learn to be more compassionate. This will flush out most of the gremlins out of your system. The other thing you can try is meditation. That will bring a lot of peace to you.

Do not live with pain. That’s not your natural body condition. You should feel light every moment and also be full of energy. Divert this energy into useful work. The more you accomplish goals the better you will feel. Do not be idle. As you must have heard, ‘An idle mind is the Devil’s workshop’. It’s true except for the fact that there is no such thing as the devil.

Joy is what you need in life. A plenty of it. I understand that there will be hurtful memories of the past. All you can do for that is not to reminisce it. Spit it out. Think positive. Get engaged in some activity that makes you happy. Maybe that’s shopping or gardening or whatever. Ideally speaking, you can achieve 0% pain in your life time. Just work towards it.

Best Wishes.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ready for action ?

Rivulets of water join to become a river. The rivers merge into the sea and the sea into the ocean. Although the ocean seems intimidating, the same water that started as a small rivulet finds place in it. In the same way we are all individual souls that may be a part of a group soul and finally merge into the universal soul which we call as God.

Like a wave is a part of the ocean, we are also part and parcel of the universal soul. There is nothing outside the universal soul. Everything finds a place in it, including rocks and stones also. Not that they don’t have a soul. They vibrate at a very low rate hence they seem lifeless to us. Likewise, there are no corners or bends. They are all the conception of the mind.

As we are all part of the universal soul, we have limitless potential. We are all born with some attributes. But there is nothing under the sun that we cannot learn. There is no such thing as a born leader or scientist. If we desire to be something and are willing to work for it, there is no force in the universe that can stop us.
In fact, if we make up our mind, the universal forces come to our assistance.

If you have heard from others that you are not good at this or that, simply ignore it. If you put your mind to it, you will turn the tables. We have deliberately been given the power of choice. But the only rider – we have to act. Remember a pond gets stagnated, but a flowing river never does, because it’s in an action mode always. Be ready for action. Jump into the pool. Don’t waste too much time thinking.

Love and Peace


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You are a love magnet

You were born to love and to be loved. This is the ultimate truth. Do not settle for anything less. This world may seem brutal and hostile. But don’t let the experiences of this world rub off your innocence. You are born immaculate. Let not the world make a dent on your soul. Technically speaking, it can’t. But we mistake our experiences for ourselves.

The lack that you find in others is because you lack the same. Like a sculptor who carves away the unwanted pieces to arrive at a result, you have to let go of your experiences. The thing that you value uppermost should be the experience of love. One good way to achieve this is by giving. You will find a lot of joy in giving. Do not expect anything in return.

When you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and tell yourself that you will find love today. Love for yourself, others and God. Don’t let this world make you laconic. Your soul is your identity and all it wants to experience is the ecstasy of love. Learn to surrender to your beloved, to God and, first things first, to yourself.

Have you heard the John Lennon song ‘Let it be’? Just watch all encounters of the day like an observer who doesn’t judge. Don’t let them affect you. Maintain your tranquility, no matter what you have to face. You are so full of love that if you send it out, the whole world will rejoice and it will be Christmas every day. Nothing else matters.

May you usher in love always …


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Is there life out there ?

I think there is life out there in space. Otherwise it will be such a waste. So many planets and stars without life. Sigh! Our Earth is just one of the planets where life has evolved. Or has it really? We don’t know about life on other planets. How evolved are they? Only time will tell. I have an inkling that we will find this out in the 21st century itself.

The other thing that I believe is that we will be able to travel faster than light. Einstein’s cap of light speed is not valid. Recently, scientists discovered that neutrinos can travel faster than light. Also we are close to discovering the Higgs-Boson particle (a.k.a The God particle) which may be able to explain to us the nature of matter.

Imagine if the speed of light were the limit of space travel then the nearest star Alpha Centauri is 4.2 years away, if we travel at the speed of light. That way we will need at least a million years just to discover all the stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. I think there is something called thought travel, which we haven’t discovered yet.

Like they say in Star-Trek, space the final frontier. Always when I look up at the sky, I keep wondering what kind of life would be there in other planets. The Klingons, the Vulcans and what not. I’m thrilled to wait for the time when we make contact with the first intelligent life forms. Maybe they will be able to show us things that we don’t know of yet.

The possibilities are endless.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rest if you must, but don't you quit

I read this somewhere ‘If life gives you a lemon, make a lemonade out of it’. Do not complain that you wanted orange instead of lemon. Make the best possible use of your skills, the gift that God has given you. The only reason you are in this situation is because of you, nobody else. Accept full responsibility for your present condition and then move on.

The first thing you need to do at any point of time (in case you haven’t) is to understand yourself. What makes you happy, what makes you sad? What lifts you up, what irritates you? Choose the positive. Here’s the yard stick about happiness. Skills you have been given will naturally lead you into this. Comprehend that and then plan.

First of all, the long term plan. Imagine yourself at the peak of your success. I mean really feel it. Maybe you want to fight for the rights of the downtrodden or maybe you want to be the best businessman award. All possible. There are no limits to what you can achieve. Now envisage the scene in vivid prose. Write it down if you want. Feel it. Set a target say 20 years from now.

And now, for the short term plan. Remember you have to pay the bills first. If you are happy in the process that does that, then stick to it. In between analyze if this job or business or consulting or whatever it is that you do is aligned with your long term vision. If it is not, then you have to think of a change (whenever) else pursue it.

Be perseverant. Work hard towards your dreams. Pray to God. Soon you will find that you will get whatever it is that you desire for.



Monday, December 12, 2011

Music is divine

If music be the food of love, play on. Music is divine. Anything with 7 in it is. I’m referring to the 7 notes. In the same way, light also has 7 colors and hence is heavenly. The Gandharvas are the celestial musicians of heaven. It’s said that they can make clouds rain by playing certain kind of melodies called ragas. Likewise we have heard stories of musicians who have lit up candles by playing their music.

Such is devotion. When the intensity of dedication is sharp fervent music can be lethal. So much, so that, we can shed tears of joy just listening to it. Music has evolved into many branches today. The use of instruments seems to be overtaking lyrical compositions. If you ever heard the song ‘Kashmir’ by Led Zep (Version with Indian instruments) you know what I’m talking about.

Music tends to infinity. There are no limits to the combinations. In Indian films, music is of paramount importance. It’s difficult to find movies without songs in India. In fact even scenes in a movie have background music in order to enhance the effect. Where would we be without music? Have you heard people whistling away their favorite songs when they work?

If you are a music lover, it’s a good pastime for you. Get yourself a nice Dolby 5.1 with Bose speakers and you are all set. I used to be a music fanatic in my hey-days. Now I listen to those songs not so frequently. But I love the radio. Party time is when the music plays high. So buckle up your shoes and groove to the music every time for a celebration.

Keep it playing always …


Never ever say you are alone

I cannot say enough to thank God for all the wonders that he has given us. Light, Music, Birds, Animals, Beaches, Mountains and the list goes on. The best part is they are all free. He also sends down rain and snow. Isn’t nature fabulous? I still remember my trip to the mountains in rain where I got to see so many insects, a water spring and a mystic lake.

These and many other things given to us by God, still we keep asking for more. This world is miraculous. Still we ask for more miracles. Whatever God has created, they are all positive. In fact there is nothing negative in this world. God is the peak of that positive experience. Ever stared down a valley from the top of a mountain, and you were in awe at the breathtaking scene.

Every single thing carefully created by God. Now that includes us human beings also. We are the most benefited of all, because he gave us free will. Not that he does not have a plan for us. But he has given us the power to override that and pursue whatever we consider is right for us. The least we can do is thank him.

God even doesn’t expect that. He just wants us to be happy. He is a SantaClaus 365 days a year, not just during Christmas. He is beyond comparison, simply because everything is his kingdom. He is our care taker and our hope. Everything under his shade is blessed, which means simply every one of his creations. In short we are living in a world of marvel.

Hence, never ever say you are alone.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Save the kids

Look into the eyes of a kid. You will find innocence. And in their smile, you will find the world’s most beautiful treasure. We should not rob children of their rights. Right to eat three square meals a day, right to go to a school and right to healthcare. I really wish that these were free for all children in the world. Whose responsibility is it? The government and the individual.

I do not know if countries have a special budget for this. The welfare of children should not just be in the hands of some NGO’s, it’s but a nation’s responsibility. And by that I mean every single individual of a country. When I see urchins on the street, I feel helpless. How much can a single individual or a group do? At the same time if they were covered by my nation’s government, things would be better.

In countries like Afghanisthan, a kid gets a real gun at the age of 5, when he should be playing with a toy. In Africa, there is so much of malnutrition and HIV+ children, the numbers would scare you. And still the inequality goes on. People shrug off the problem, because it’s not in their courtyard. We are 7 billion people now. That means more contributors and more receivers.

If there was a magic wand that could wash away the sorrows it would be great. Or we could’ve called Aladdin by rubbing the proverbial lamp to give us a solution. Here’s what I propose. A generous 1% cut from all our incomes to address this. But I really do not know if that will be sufficient. I know there are lot of people who are doing their part. But we need more of such people who can spread joy to our little angels. The dreams of many dreamers would come true one day. I’m sure of this.

With love and gratitude


Saturday, December 10, 2011

The auspicious moment

There is no such thing as an auspicious moment. All moments are auspicious, because they happen in the presence of God. Yes, the intention of the person should be pure. Else we get trapped by planetary influences. But whether a planet is benefic or malefic, the result is for our own good. All planets influence us in a positive way.

If your Saturn is in the 2nd house, it’s said that financial difficulties may arise. Well, not for everyone. Those who have already learnt the lesson will remain unscathed, while others have to be more prudent with their finances. This is what Saturn (ruled by Lord Shiva) teaches you. In the same way, all planets teach us different lessons.

In the Hindu calendar, there is a day called Akshaya Tritiya. On this day, all marriages or activities can take place during anytime. There is no muhurat (auspicious time) when an activity should be undertaken. Well, for a person whose effort and intention is pure, all days are Akshaya Tritya, however difficult a position your planets may be in.

Mind you, there is no such thing as an evil planet or a bad influence. All planets have something to teach us in order for us to evolve to the next stage. As we keep evolving, we journey towards God. Every single being has his own journey. The destination is not the goal, walking on the path is. Hence all activities should be done in a sincere full hearted attempt remembering God.

To your voyage …


Friday, December 09, 2011

Controlling yourself

Like a bike does not have a reverse gear, the spoken word also has just one direction viz. ahead. Hence be careful when you speak. Do you know why God has given us 2 ears and 1 mouth? So that we can hear more than we talk. Similarly your body language can reveal a lot about you. What you think affects your emotions and emotions control the body language.

Your body is a temple. Let only positive feelings radiate out of it. Feelings of cheerfulness, joy and love. Let them be your foundation. Like a river that whispers the same sound to everyone, your temple should be the same to all. Let it not be partial. Some people also call it your character. Yes, that can make a difference. A strong ship does not rock.

While you may be in the grip of many different emotions in a day, only let the positive ones linger. For example, if you are angry, cut it out. Think of a place that brings solace to you. Like a beach or mountains. If something spreads a beautiful smile on your face, well, go for it. People around you would also feel elated.

While much of life is spent in emotions, do not make them the cornerstone of your life. Instead, learn thought control. Take off some time and watch your thoughts without prejudice. You will come to know that thoughts are running a riot in your system. Keep watching them. Soon they will subside and you will feel peaceful. Thoughts trigger emotions. Hence root out the negative thoughts.

Slowly and steadily, you will be able to do it.



Thursday, December 08, 2011

What does God think of the internet

“I will never forget you. I have carved your name on the palm of my hand” (Isaiah)

Have you heard of Nadi astrology? It seems there is a place where they have some writings on papyrus which is for everyone. This means if you go in search of your nadi, you will find it there. Not only does it mention about your past, present and future but also the date and time when you will visit that place. Although I haven’t tried mine, I felt it very baffling.

The world itself is such an enigmatic place, but the internet is the very opposite. But what peddles on the internet may really not be true. News doesn’t fulfill us. We all need real work. Agreed that from a utilitarian aspect, the internet is great, but is a picture of a beach as good as going to the beach itself? The internet starts it off in a predatory sense.

One aspect about the internet that I admire is the free flow of information. Some true and some falsified. Overall it connects us with some great individuals where they are able to share their writings, pictures and videos with us. I would say that the internet is the world’s largest democracy, although some flavors of it find restrictions in some places.

It seems that Google has an answer for every question on our mind or something quite close. Facebook connects so many people that friendship has taken a new meaning altogether. What we miss out, is the connection of internet to God. Well, so many people benefit from this phenomenon, that if I were to ask God, is internet your voice too? The reply I think would be ‘Amen’, mostly.

Towards a more interconnected world.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The mystery of the color black

The color black has a strange charm. Black is both an absence of color as well as all colors included. For example, when night comes, which is an absence of sunlight, we perceive the sky as black in color. Also when there is light, an object which absorbs all the wavelengths of the colors, we see the object as black. Black is also the color we are advised not to meditate on.

Sadness is denoted by gray, a shade of black. Stains are also black. Batman wears black. Black is a color misconstrued with evil. In fact, there is no such thing as evil. People are not evil, some of their actions are. Every one of us is a child of the light. We come from light, we go back into light. Black simply does not exist in God’s world.

What appears to be black is an illusion. Darkness is easily removed by light. Hence do not curse the darkness. It’s like ignorance and knowledge. Ignorance is only removed by shining the light of knowledge on it. Knowledge in the hands of the wise can be lethal. Some say ignorance is bliss. I disagree. Knowledge is what has helped us conquer this world and the worlds to come.

A windows or a Mac computer has a white background, because it looks good. A black background would have saved a lot of energy. Maybe in the next versions. Some people think that death is also associated with black color. That would be unfair on death, because death carries us to other realms where there is no black color. In fact these worlds are flooded by light, If not white, maybe an azure hue.



Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The art of a peaceful life

Let me tell you the secret to living a peaceful life. This very moment, forgive everyone who has hurt you. Do not nurse a grudge too long. It’s damaging for your health. You really don’t have to kick ass to get even. There’s a better way. Do some social service instead. Sponsor a kid. Give money to the needy. You will feel better. This much I can guarantee you.

Be involved. Don’t have any free time. Keep your thoughts under control. When you harbor hateful feelings, they take you down. Feelings of resent or anger is not good. Let go. Let me repeat, let go. You will be a much better person. Focus your energy towards positive things. Go learn something. Tend a garden. Bring home a pet. Or simply spend time in the park watching the kids play.

Do according to what suits you best. Don’t be preoccupied with any thought. Let life un-flower in front of your eyes at its own pace. Like you savor a cup of tea or coffee, taste life, every instant. Is it sending you a hidden message? Perhaps. God keeps communicating with us in mysterious ways. Talk to him when you catch a bus or a train or maybe when you are on a stroll.

Remember, there is really only one person with you throughout this life. And that is God. Rest are all support structures. Your walk towards him, is yours only. Nobody can walk for you. It’s your life. Mould it the way you want it. Make it or break it. Be wise. Discover God. You will find that he is the only friend that you will ever need.

To your awakening …


Monday, December 05, 2011

You are a gifted being

Is there such a thing as a moral code of conduct? I’m afraid not. It varies from one geography to another. It varies from one sect to another. But if you study religions, one thing that all of them seem to have in common is the path of goodness. Positive v/s Negative. Although the duality is apparent, one thing that comes through clear is the way to reach God. Positive seems to be near.

It’s true if you see it in the electromagnetic context. Atoms are made up of a nucleus which holds the neutron and the positively charged protons and the negatively charged electrons go around the nucleus. Neutron which does not have a charge is akin to God. Positively charged protons are like good qualities. They are placed near God. And electrons the negative qualities keep revolving without rest.

Inside each of us is, all these particles. Goodness will definitely take us further down the path of liberation, but it won’t be nirvana. To achieve that, we have to transcend goodness. In the hindu texts it’s called Sattva. Sattvic people are very pleasant and accommodating. They think good for themselves and others. Good begets good.

But there is a whole world beyond good and bad. In God’s world, there is no good or bad. He is equal to all. Like the sunlight that does not discriminate between the rich and the poor. An animal like a dog can never achieve that ultimate. Only human beings can. Hence celebrate this birth. Even mortals in heaven desire to take human birth. We are all special as we have the power to reach God with practiced effort. Hence embrace all moments with arms wide open. You are not a blip on the radar. You are the radar.

My salute to the neutron inside each of you …


Saturday, December 03, 2011

A feeling of ecstasy

I felt it again today. A feeling of bliss descended down on me when I was returning back home in an autorickshaw. (A three legged car) I don’t know how to describe it, but the closest it comes to, is a feeling of peace all over. I was so exhilarated that I felt like I might die. But there was no fear and no commotion. The feeling lasted for about half an hour.

Then I came back to normal. Felt like I had been robbed of a great treasure. My mind started making noise again. Why doesn’t the feeling last forever? Time to meditate I think. But this feeling that I had encountered was when I was not in a meditative mood. The feeling is such that I long for it every day and every hour now.

I was wondering what will happen if every one of us, were to spend our time in such a setting. All would be pacified and there will be no sorrow in the world. In fact the feeling of oneness with the world during these bliss attacks is tremendous. Joy at it’s peak. Now I’m trying to find a way to make it last forever. Hope I succeed in that.

If you want to know what thoughts crossed my mind, I can’t remember any. In fact there were no thoughts. Just a feeling of goodness all over. No, I don’t dope in case you think it was morphine. I just wish that the every one get this feeling of being on the top of the world. It’s a lifetime worth of gifts. And there is none like it.

To a blissful world,


Friday, December 02, 2011

An angel's whisper

With every mystic morning comes a bunch of surprises waiting to take us to the next level. Some religions say that there are angels who get their counsel from God in the morning before sunrise and they award us with the surprises waiting in store for us. Every morning when I get up, I try to surmise what would be in my list for the day.

The way I look at it, there is a revelation in each of these amazements. We should be consciously on the lookout for the learning’s of the day. For every day ends with a theme for everyone. For some, the highlight is about work and for some romance and for others something else. I wouldn’t even term them as learning’s. They are actually earnings in our account.

A rich man told me that we should accumulate assets in our life. Apparently, these earnings are all assets, if they result in something positive concretely. Those which are open are yet to become assets. Fortunately the day does not bring any liabilities in a holistic sense, if I may. There are no negative learning’s because everything happens for the better.

Be grounded in this attitude. Let me repeat. Everything happens for the best. Maybe it’s been a tiring day for you. But there are still lessons. Before going to sleep, or under a hot evening shower, think of what the day brought for you. Learn the lesson and then be grateful to God that you received this today. Because you really don’t know what’s in your fate for tomorrow and the days to come.

May your guardian angel make true all your wishes for the future.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Getting rid of fear

When you try to do something, do you find that there is something that’s holding you back? It can only be fear. Fear has friends like guilt, nervousness, depression etc. Do not get into any of these. First of all be convinced that this life is very well worth living. There are so many good things you can focus your time and energy on, than worrying about bad things.

The highest emotion that we can live out of, is love. Love for ourselves, for others, for God. You are not just a bunch of bones and flesh which is going to be exterminated one day. You are much more than that. You have come from divinity. Hence you are pure potential. Some people say that, what we are afraid of deep within, is light not darkness, because light has the potential to change the world.

Here’s what I have found useful. When you face fear, take 2 deep breaths or count from 1 to 10. It almost always works. Do you remember what the Bible says “Fear not, for I’m with you”. This is God’s promise. If he is pervading everywhere then why fear? Do not let this emotion ruin your life, because it has ruined most of the world.

Always be in a positive state of mind. Let your vibrations bring joy to others. Bury angry. Be courageous. Make a positive difference in the world. The size does not matter. What matters is the intention. You have been endowed with unlimited power. Act on it. Don’t let the energy go waste. Simply, because you are destined to be great, and that is your original inheritance.

Love and Peace.


Monday, November 28, 2011

All we need is love

There is so much warmth in a family function. You get to meet your loved ones and exchange pleasantries. I wonder how people can live without this beautiful phenomenon. We are getting more and more nuclear and the once big family is getting replaced by a small one. A worrying trend if you ask me. Yes, more independent, but less secure.

There is a strange charm in a big family. The first one being affection. The second being care. The third being understanding. I could go on and on. I recollect memories of my grandma. She had 8 kids, all with allegiance towards her. It was fun to go to our ancestral home just to see her welcoming face and that ice cream that she always used to buy for us.

Once she passed away, that was the end of our ancestral home. I still remember her when I tread through the road across that house. There were guava trees in the front, where I remember to have climbed umpteen times followed by a broken knee. My grandma would apply some traditional medicines to the wound and it would heal fast.

I personally would love my children also to get as much affection as possible from the family. Both mine and my wife’s. If not as a joint family, at least my loved ones should keep visiting us frequently and vice versa. I feel the more the merrier. It would be good for the kids as well as for us. We need love mostly. After all we are all God’s children, aren’t we?


Thursday, November 24, 2011

The shortcut to success

Never get a feeling that brings you down. Remember, every one of us is special. Nobody is superior or inferior to anyone. Do not compare or criticize others, especially their strong points. Learn from all that happens. You are the captain of your ship. Steer it in a positive way always. Everyone is in a particular situation. Understand that and be helpful.

Some people say that only the rich can do it or you have to be in a special family to do that. All that is hogwash. Anybody who is willing to stake it out can make it. Your aspirations are all real and you are the main person who can make it come true. You may need help. There is nothing wrong in seeking out. But then, you have to help in order to be helped.

There are billions and billions of snowflakes every winter. Every one of them is shaped different. You are also special in the same way. For that matter each one of us has some latent skills which need to be discovered and harnessed. Don’t give up the fight. Stay on. If you keep persisting, sooner or later it will happen. You are a winner and you are bound to make it.

Learn to wait. It may not be your time right now. But keep on keeping on. Pour your love into your dreams, like an artisan who moulds a clay pot. There is nothing more potent than this. Pure dynamite. The goal is not important. The journey is. Squeeze out every single trickle of your deep down desire into this life and see how you achieve your mission.

To your success …


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One World

One World – I saw this speech of a 12 year old girl, who spoke for 5 minutes at a UNESCO conference. It was very moving and I felt ashamed, because a part of it, still rings in my ear “If you can’t rectify it, at least don’t break it” She was talking about the environmental damage. At school we teach them nice things. When they come out to the real world, they are caught unawares.

I think there is a lot of truth in what the kid said. We still keep cutting trees to make paper, when we teach them in the school that we should not cut trees. Yesterday only I heard a story from my 5 year old son the moral of which was ‘Don’t cut trees’. I’m beginning to wonder when he grows up, how will I answer his question. And this is just one of the things that we preach but don’t follow.

Adulthood - The stage when we get caught up in the worldly act. Every one of us has heard the John Lennon song ‘Imagine’, but how many of us dare make that come true. The reason – priorities – they keep changing often. Callousness sooner or later sets in. The dream that we had as a kid now doesn’t seem to be a real one. Now we have dreams of glory mostly for ourselves.

Climbing up the corporate ladder or being an entrepreneur or something else. Everyone seems to be having only one goal – to succeed in whatever they want to. The road is immaterial. What matters is the destination. And once we reach there, we realize that it was a hollow dream. Now there is no harm in making one’s dreams come true. But as long as it’s not aligned with nature which knows no boundaries or castes or religions or for that matter does not judge anybody, the dream will remain muffled. Please go ahead and make a change – for the better – to end all atrocities and provide our children with a better future – One world.

To your dreams …


Monday, November 14, 2011

What's my destiny?

There is such a thing as destiny for those who don’t believe in their dreams. Planetary positions however dire they may be, cannot affect a man who works towards a goal. There is literally nothing in this world that can stop you, if you are determined. Again let me remind you, this game is not for the faint hearted. Those working without aims, get affected by planetary influences.

But work you must. There will be mountains of obstacles. Consider them as learning. The harder you fall, the stronger you rebound. Wisdom is not something that can be learned. It happens to you out of your experience. Naturally. Prayers can help only if you Ask -> Believe -> Work Hard -> Receive. Claim only things which you are willing to work for.

Most of the people in the world want a shortcut. Even if you achieve it, you will be deprived of the learning that comes out of it. Hence take the long road. Fundamentals almost always are correct. Except if you are willing to believe in miracles. Luck happens to those who steer themselves persistently towards the direction of their dreams.

The stars and planets are just guides. They may not be in an influential position for you at a particular point of time. Don’t lose heart. Work harder. Persevere. And I’m sure you will reach your goals. Look at the planets as teachers. They are there to teach you something that you are missing out. Don’t lose control. Go further and you’ll soon find that all clouds have a silver lining.



Sunday, November 13, 2011

An encounter with God

I saw him that day. He was lying on a bed of roses, with an acknowledging smile. Then I started talking with him. Not through words, but thoughts. He had an amused look about him. Then I panicked as I did not know what to say to him. But the thoughts were profusely bleeding from the upper part of my skull. I tried to be coherent. But I just couldn’t.

In the meanwhile, I saw him give me a naughty smile as if saying to me, get a grip. Then tears started flowing from my eyes. I did not know what to say. All the while, his pithy eyes where looking at me with an expression that I really cannot express. He did not say a word, but his eyes said it all. I pinched myself. Was this a dream? No.

I could feel him now. His pain for a world where so many people live in throbbing anguish was evident to me. He asked me (literally) was there anything that I could do to relieve the situation? And I kept crying. That’s all I did. I was so much in awe and emotions kept getting the better of me. Finally I left the room and came back again just to see that he had vanished.

I was dumbstruck at the very thought that I had a brief encounter of the special kind. I kind of pulled myself together and was reminiscing what had happened. Suddenly a thought struck me. Maybe all of it was an illusion. Or maybe it wasn’t. Anyway I made a promise to myself that I would do my part. And I heard ‘Amen’ from up above.

This is one of those strange incidents that happened in my life.



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Let's dance

This life is God’s gift. Do not squander it away. There are no rights and wrongs; there is no heaven and hell or for that matter devil. Life is simply a dance, played by God through you. Enjoy each moment of it. We have a limited time for our play, before death claims us. So live like a king. By that I don’t mean riches or money. Your heart should be like the wide blue open sky. And you are a king.

There is nothing like you have to leave a legacy behind or you have to be ordained to a duty. As long as you are like that flower which blooms for others or like a waterfall in the depths of the forest waiting to be discovered, you have nothing to fear. Know that this sunlight, the air that you breathe, the trees and the birds are all free. There are no taxes on these.

Be wary of the world with its multitude of laws. Made by man, to be followed by man. Some good, some bad, some fair and some unfair. Think of the world as a bar, where everyone comes to drink. Some get drunk, some end up in a brawl. Others after the kick is gone, return back home. There are so many different people in so many different situations.

Don’t be a recluse. Face the world. But don’t get carried away. Because, most of us do. The dance is everywhere. Learn to recognize it. The real from that which is false. The earlier the better. Time does not wait for anyone. Whether you are the ace player or the sordid loser, the same death awaits you. So before you exit, spread as much of fragrance as you can and most important of all – dance.

Till the last breath …


Friday, October 21, 2011

Those who live by the sword, die by the sword

There are so many lessons we can learn from nature. Everything seems to be cyclical or repetitive. Seasons come and go. Same with happiness and despondency. The more we are attached to it, the more the elation or dejection. Some people get over it, others don’t. We should always take happenings in the right spirit. But before we do, we should understand nature.

We have to move in the way of the Tao. Because if we don’t we may be overcome with distraught. A ball which falls down comes back up again, then again to fall. The reward is not in predicting rain, but building an umbrella to circumvent it. We may try our utmost to go against the tide, but we simply can’t. Life goes on - In its own rhythm.

We are not in a school, if you see life as such. We are here to regain our glory - To remember and to reenact the fact that we are a spiritual soul without a beginning or end. Everything that happens does so, for the best. There are hidden messages which we realize one time or the other. We have to be observers of this great phenomenon called life. And that’s the only way.

I’m not recommending a passive way. For observation also we have to be alert and flow with the tune. Choose to live a life of creativity, because at the core we are all creators. The mind has to be made still and directed towards innovation. Brevity is good at times, but sometimes we have to take the long road. Choose the way of life you want to lead. But if it’s pungent then remember that they who live by the sword, die by the sword. Choose ahimsa over war, except when it’s not for righteousness or self -defense. Listen to your inner voice. It will guide you.

Always ...


Friday, October 07, 2011

And one day the eyes of your spirit shall open, and you shall know all things

We are all living in a dream. I’m not talking of dreams that we see when we go to sleep. This life itself is a dream. We feel that things are happening and are under our control. This is but an illusion. Where were we before being born or where will we be after death? We came from nothing and go back to nothing. How can there be something in between two nothings?

In short the nothing or the universal mind is dreaming that we are alive. From naught we came and to naught we go back. And in between whatever happens is a dream. In the Hindu texts it’s called Maya, or simply illusion of life. We are all witnesses and nothing more. When we see a beautiful flower, God is appreciating his own creation.

More apt, would be experiencing. The highest experience is orgasmic in nature. And we are all awaiting that, in order for the God within us to experience it. The feeling of love or heart is uppermost when the ego is not interfering. God knocks at our door many million times, but we either ignore it or draw ourselves back into our ego shells.

Let yourself go free. No inhibitions and no wise words from some texts or what you would have learned from the compulsive voices. Imagine for a moment that you are like an eagle soaring at 5000 feet above ground level. You just enjoy the feeling, no worldly tensions. I understand that we cannot always be in such a state forever. The more we meditate, the more we come closer to such a state of mind. Give it a shot. Your life will be much simpler.

I quote from the Essene Gospel of Peace “And one day the eyes of your spirit shall open, and you shall know all things”

God Bless,


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Two steps behind

Don’t keep a grudge against anyone, however bad the experience was. You are simply creating negative energy around you, without solving the problem. Don’t get carried away by people who say that you have to get even. Instead, change a needy person’s life. You would’ve got even by doing this charitable act. Enhance positive vibrations around yourself.

Think straight. To deal with most of the situations in life, God has given us common sense. We should be using that more; than nursing worrying thoughts, which anyway does not get us anywhere. In computers there is a term called GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out). Our mind also works in the same way. You feed it useless thoughts and the result would be useless actions.

You need not fear anything – not even death. In fact, death is liberation from this continuous cycle of thoughts, aching body and errands that you have to take care of. Death is the great equalizer or the ultimate mystery. The greatest poetry on earth is upon this phenomenon. Have you heard of Nachiketa sacrifice. He was the person who asked death to reveal itself and he came to the realization about it.

Anyway let me take you way from somber discussions to something more pleasant. Let’s talk about love. ‘Cause that is all there is to life, rest is noise. Love in all it’s forms and semantics. Read about it, experience it and live it. Remember if you are not feeling love today, you are missing something. It does not have to be accidental always. Try 2 steps from your side, and you will realize that God is just 2 steps behind.

With lots of love,


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Being in charge, always

Is it possible to deliver something when we are unhappy? I’m afraid, not. Even if we do the output would not be correct. It’s very essential for us to be in a happy frame of mind, always. Emotions like anger, envy, hate and others rob us of our natural essence. By that I mean a constant state of joy. When we are happy, we have a light feeling about ourselves. And this is naturally the state that we should be in. Else it may affect our health and relationships.

I agree that it is very difficult to maintain a state of cool always. Because there will be things that make us negative. I’m sure we have the awareness when we are getting that wretched feeling all over. My advice to you, once you notice it, is to calm down. Take two deep breaths and feel better. Now think of something that makes you happy. Let that emotion fill you. Now relook at the situation that made you unhappy in the first place. You will soon notice that you can easily handle any situation, however grim it may be.

You can’t stop the rain, but carry an umbrella and don’t complain. In the same way, whatever unpleasant that comes your way, face it and choose your response. Consciously say that this thing is not going to affect me. Switch away from that script you have been running in your mind, every time you face a difficult situation. Do not let anger or other negative emotions take the control. Quietly say to yourself, you are in charge.

Conquer it step by step. The basic thing you have to remember is awareness. That makes the whole difference. Understand clearly, what makes you uncomfortable. And also identify what is your normal reaction to it. Weed it out. Program yourself to get into the happy mode, automatically. Soon you will realize what you have been fearing is a figment of your imagination.

Be an individual who is aware. Know yourself first to know God better.



Friday, September 23, 2011

The purpose of our life

Do you know the reason why we live? In one word, it is God-realization. All of you may not agree with me. So here’s the reason. In the beginning before the Big Bang, there was no space, no time – only a consciousness pervading throughout the universe. We may call it God. This power was all knowing and everywhere. God knew that he was God, but did not have any experience of it, in the sense that he wanted to experience his grandness.

So he began to create - others. So he could experience himself through them. Thence came the big bang and the creation of time and space. In the book of ‘Genesis’ , the reference is ‘And God said let there be light, and there was light.’ He kept on creating and still does. When light was created, so was darkness. When love was created, so was fear.

The need for duality, is to experience one, we need the other. The spiritual parts of God also divided into pieces and entered everything known. In us, this part is the soul. The soul is a part of God hence it’s only need is to realize itself, which means to experience itself. The highest grandest feeling that we have, it craves for, because it is a part of God.

There are 3 aspects to our living. Thoughts, Words and Deeds. Everything that we have felt with our senses is a result of a thought that had originated somewhere in someone’s mind. Words are the second means of communication, more powerful than thoughts, because they can be felt. But words are all metaphors and cannot be a substitute for feelings. The final – deeds or action is what makes us realize the feeling. And hence it is the most important.

Somebody may be a good thinker or a linguist, but unless he/she experiences the thought or the word, the cycle does not get completed. Hence it’s said, dream as high as you can. Express yourself in words. And feel it. Because finally that is what matters to you. Which means to your soul. Which means to God.

Now do you agree that realizing (feeling) the creator of this grand design is what it’s all about?

Best Felt,


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Who am I ???

Who am I? Has this question ever bothered you? Well, there are millions of us who are seeking an answer to this age old question. You are not a body with a soul. In fact, you are a soul trapped in a human body. As a soul you have rights. Universal rights. You are entitled to all that is there in the universe, provided you understand these empirical rules:

Law#1: You are the child of the Supreme Principle. That is your lineage.
Law#2: All around you are your siblings, be it animate or inanimate.
Law#3: You should treat others, the way you want them to treat you.
Law #4: What is good lasts forever. What is bad is temporary.
Law#5: What has been created will be destroyed. The only part of you that will be left behind is your soul.
Law#6: Time is an immutable principle. However, it can be transcended.
Law#7: You don’t own anything in the universe. At the same time, everything in the universe is yours.
Law#8: Your final destination is naught. You have already arrived.
Law#9: Like a circle which does not have a start, you have always existed and will always exist.

No matter what your name is or whatever part of the world that you are in, you are destined for greatness, much beyond your expectations. Do not confuse greatness with fame, as it is the realization of yourself and your self only. Once you realize who you are, there is not a single thing you will find in the whole of the universe that is as precious as yourself.

Gold may glitter, diamonds may sparkle, but the light that your soul emits is pure light - A light without a blemish, a light that is colorless like water, an invisible light. You are here to realize that and spread that light to others, so that they may also realize theirs. This light is the light of love beyond goodness and surpasses everything that you can conceive of.

Give obeisance to this love. There is nothing else to be discovered.



Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Life I love you

As life takes us through its meandering ways, we have to keep being at the helm, strong and sound. Otherwise like a ship getting hurtled in a storm, we will waver. Although there is no guarantee that there is a lighthouse nearby, we must hold firm to the belief that there will be. It’s just a matter of time till we find the goalpost, but mind you, if we listen to others to find our way, we are lost already.

Listen to your inner voice. It’s the best guide that you have got. As the voice promulgates through your innards, know that you have found your mission. It may come as a bolt from the blue or as a leading edge egging you on towards something bigger. Understand that this is the secret beckoning you into action. And then like they say ‘Get on with it’.

To start with, remove worry from your list of negatives. Trust in God that he will help you find your way. Once you have made up your mind on what you are going to do, plan it out. And then get into action. There is no looking back. If you think, what if I was wrong, well, you will be left with some learning behind you. Also note that there is no path without adversity. Face it. Do not call it quits. Resilience is the name of the game.

In the end you will find that your life served a purpose far greater than yourself. You were not begging at the doors of destiny. You have mastered it. A life truly lived is a life truly learnt. A sage is not a well learned person. He or She is one who has found wisdom in their lives. For that you don’t need esoteric books. What you need is a dream by your belt and the courage to live it.

And remember, enjoy your journey …

To your success,


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Getting closer to God

Fasting is a spiritual exercise. It makes our body and mind strong by disciplining it. Spiritual because it makes us look inward. Another spiritual practice is meditation. This also helps us to focus on our inner selves. We think that the world outside is real, but that is just a delusion. What is real is what exists inside each of us. There is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered.

The elusive Higgs Boson particle (also termed as the God particle) is just a wild goose chase. God is neither a particle nor a wave or a string. God is an experience and the highest form of this experience is love. Love is that which is felt, that which is shared and that which is given without any conditions. For many of us, the meaning of this will become clear when we leave this body.

For the remaining people, love can be experienced while living. The best expression of love is to do something for others. That is the shortcut. We should learn to love ourselves also. Remember this life is a gift given by God to realize him. Love has different forms. But the highest is the love for God or Bhakti, as they call it. When we die, we are left with nothing but love.

Sacrifice for a noble purpose is also love. Some shrinks term it as repression. They further call it as self-inflicting pain. But then what is physical exercise and fasting. The strength that we get when we sacrifice something for a higher good is enormous. And moving towards God is becoming strong in all its annotations. In body, mind and spirit alike. Sacrifice with perseverance always pays.

But it’s not easy. We require a lot of willpower and strength. And for those who do, remember, If Mohammed doesn’t go to the mountain, the mountain will come to him.

Happy Eid.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Facing the global crisis

I do not believe in doomsday because I’m fairly sure that there is no such thing. Although the stocks are crying right now, I believe it to be cyclical. What goes up, comes down and goes up again. Maybe there will be a double dip recession or maybe the global economy will slow down, but there is nothing called as a stop. Probably it will take time for market to come to real evaluations, and it will happen sooner or later. We will still continue as a legacy of our forefathers who had dreamed of great nations.

Let me turn your attention to the internet economy. By that I mean ecommerce on the net. Right now the phase of consolidation is happening all across the web. Larger players are devouring small mom and pop stores. And soon we will be left with players who can be counted. The long tail is dying. Seriously, it’s time to do something different.

Gold is slated to touch 2000 USD / ounce by end of the year. Will it happen? There are proponents of both sides tooting their horns. Gurus are springing up faster than you say cheese. I myself, lost a fortune listening to one great guru. But make no mistakes. I take full responsibility for my actions. And I firmly believe that times are going to change.

One thing I have noticed is that we all get caught up in this rat race, once too often, which leaves a big gaping spiritual hole inside us. Do we even get time to reflect? Soon the hairs start turning grey and kids are grown up enough to advise us. This I feel is much more lethal than a global economy gone bonkers. No matter what happens to the outside world, if we are calm in our center, no apocalypse is going to touch us. Let’s restore back peace of our being and then face the world through a new set of spectacles.

That makes sense I think. Someone once said, ‘To change the world, change yourself.’ That is the biggest challenge we are facing. Are we up to it?

Ask yourself sincerely ...


Thursday, August 18, 2011

S.O.S - Mother Earth

Messaging is a universal phenomenon. To understand the importance of messaging is to understand how God communicates with us and vice versa. We are constantly receiving his signals. They seem to be one way, but our reaction to them decides on what happens in this action playground called Earth. If you have seen the James Cameron movie Avatar, they talk of Eywa, another name for God and to follow Eywa is to follow the way of life.

To swim against the river current is foolishness. A rebel may try, but will finally give up. Because what works is natural laws and nothing can alter it. Yes, there are higher intelligences who assist us getting there, but we are sometimes so wrapped up in our own problems that we fail to notice the omen. This doesn’t mean that we have to be superstitious. In fact the opposite is true. But we have to be alert.

God gets down to our level and tries to lift us up - To each according to his level of awareness. There are millions of chances that we get to rectify our erroneous ways. He is the master of forgiveness. But how much is the big question? For him it’s not difficult at all. For a human unless we exterminate anger and apathy from our makeups we won’t be able to tolerate a lot of things. It’s only a Seer who can have a fraction of the patience that God has towards us.

Imagine – we plundered mother earth in all ways. Now when global warming has started showing signs, we complain. Nature simply works on Newton’s law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. God can intervene and he does also in subtle ways, but we need to become more aware and alert to such foolishness that goes around in the name of progress.

Such selfishness on our part without regards to others can prove to be detrimental. We have begun to pay the price and what about our next generation? Are we going to leave them a plundered place devoid of even clean air and water. The choice is with us and with God’s help we can. But first we have to do our homework and work harmoniously in saving the most beautiful planet in the whole of the universe.



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Heard on God's channel at 6PM today.

Who are you looking for on those unknown roads? Can you feel love in the air? It’s always been there but you noticed it today. How come? Never mind … I want you to be happy, always. Shed your burdens. Make me your partner. I will always be there for you. Do you not trust me or my words? I’m closer to you than that vein in your neck.

Believe in yourself. In turn you will believe in me, because you are a part of me, you always have been. Take a deep breath, when you are in doubt. Do you feel better? Yes, I do. The other day when you cried, I felt very sad. Do not worry. You will make it. Not only here, but in all the worlds, the seen and the unseen, I will be with you.

Allow me to take you to those places where you can find solace with your favorite things. Your hideout is mine too. You don’t realize how much I love you. Never let that tear come to your eyes again. Work hard for all those things you aspire for. It’s yours r already. You are my best friend. I’ll throw you a party when you come back to me. Promise!

Take rest for a while. You are destined to be a star, because you are my baby. Just keep working on your dreams. I know them all. And I feel all of them are achievable. What you thought far away is actually very near to you. Just persevere for some time. And when you feel that no one seems to understand you, remember there is always one person who does.

Simply, because I love your smile.

Always wanting you to be happy …