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How far am “I” from my Awareness?

OM Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality / Advaitha Vedantha) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! The title is silly in ways like asking, “How far is the Eye from vision?” The nature of the eye is vision and similarly, the very nature of the Self / I is Awareness or Consciousness or Knowing. It is used here figuratively to help  arrive at a level we might be stuck at, just as we deduce shortsightedness and longsightedness of vision! By the end of my previous blog, we had concluded that, the Self (or I in my real nature am) is a seperate entity from the body-mind complex and a mere witness to everything…

Celebrating Diwali 2017

Globally, October 19th is celebrated as Diwali, the festival of lights. It is arguably one of the biggest celebrations inside and outside of India for the South Asian community. What is most incredible is the diversity of significance of the day for a number of different faith communities including Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. While Diwali is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the most significant spiritual meaning is “the awareness of the inner light”. Central to Hindu philosophy is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. The celebration of Diwali as the “victory of good over evil”, refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one’s true nature, not as the…

Stronger than we Ever Thought: Drinking from our Own Spiritual Wells

Estella, Pip’s rather condescending and hurtful inamorata says some years after they had parted ways in Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations: “I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” (End of chapter 59) Being a reader who prefers Dickens’ first ending where Estella marries another, I am quite reluctant to believe that she has changed much. However, her comment is filled with wisdom as, after all, life does teach us a lot of lessons, and many of us have been broken, but hopefully, like Estella believes of herself, “bent into better shape.” The new Testament contains a similar message, which no doubt imbued the thoughts and beliefs of Dickens as a young boy and as a wonderful storyteller. I refer to St Paul’s…

Want to update to Version Infinity of yourself using Vedantha? Click here 👇🏻

OM Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality / Advaitha Vedantha) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! It is the age of smart devices so I’m sure version updates are not new to anyone. Why are updates done? To get a newer, better version of the previous version, free from old bugs and glitches! We the human beings might be the Pinnacle and Acme of the Creation but does that alone guarantee that we are free from bugs and glitches? Our bugs are in the form of mental pain and agony, emotional turmoil, disease, death.  If you are comfortable in your skin as you are right now, great, this blog is not for you!…

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Why Meditate?

In other writing I have done, I have urged the reader to meditate. I want to expand on that admonition now. Meditation is hard work. It takes lots of discipline, persistence, and courage. It takes you closer to your pain when you could just ignore it or distract yourself. It takes time, when you could be watching a screen somewhere near to you or interacting with your kids or friends. It can seem so futile, as your mind rabbits on about everything and anything. So is it worth the effort? Everyone who has persisted gives this question an unequivocal ‘yes!’ Let me try to put more words on why this is the…

Make Culture Night a Spiritual Night

Culture Night takes place on Friday 22nd of September all around Ireland. It’s a time when lots of museums, public buildings, historical and spiritual centres open their doors to give free entry to the buildings and events taking place there. It can also give us the opportunity to explore many spiritual and religious centres. If you go to www.CultureNight.ie and do a search of “spiritual” these results appear: Eckankar Ireland Every half hour you can hear talks on the topics of Spiritual Wisdom on Health and Healing, Solving Problems and Conquering Fear. It’s for those interested in the spiritual side of life, who enjoy light hearted, fun discussions. Talks last 10-15 minutes…

” ARISE and AWAKE “, The Clarion Call of Vedantha!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality / Advaitha Vedantha) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! For those of you who are familiar with Eastern Spirituality / Philosophy, you probably recognise the words “Arise and Awake ” which became very famous in the late 19th century. It was a phrase widely used by Swami Vivekananda, an Indian Hindu monk who was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is also credited with raising interfaith awareness and bringing Hinduism to the status of a world…

A Spirituality for Growing Old

Many years ago, when I was in my late teens I remember one of my younger aunts, who was a nurse all her life, remarking that growing old was a rather frightening endeavour. As a general nurse, she had at one stage worked in a nursing home and had encountered there the various ravages age wreaks on the human frame and mind. A work colleague of mine who has just retired once remarked that he did not mind ageing as it simply meant that he was still alive. Yet another acquaintance, who was in his seventies at the time, remarked of an older friend that he simply had not managed to “age…

Is our current state of Mind compatible with World Peace and Love for all ?

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality / Advaitha Vedantha) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! Nothing today seems more important and urgent than World Peace! Its becoming scary to even look up the news these days for, most of it is about terror here, killings there, blasts, blood shed, and so on. We as ordinary denizens of Earth put the blame on politicians, religious heads and others in power and position and go about our day simply complying with an unreality saying, “There is nothing we can do!!” Why do we always wait for…