....appearing 7/14 as part of the Eye on India Festival.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
“How often does a man ruin his disciples* by remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain small under a big tree.”
― Swami Vivekananda
*and, may we add, how often does a disciple ruin his chances at reaching The Goal by remaining too long with the guru (and expecting him/her to do their work for them).
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
What does one do when the 8:55pm flight is repeatedly delayed, until it becomes apparent that it will leave LaGuardia after 2am - or not at all?
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Text updates from airline: 10
Conflicting updates from gate: 8
Air ticket: 283.80
12.5 hours with the Guru:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
"As a lump of salt dropped into water becomes dissolved in water and cannot be taken out again, but wherever we taste [the water] it tastes salt, even so, my dear, this great, endless infinite Reality is Pure Intelligence alone. [This Self] comes out [as a separate entity] from these elements and with their destruction [this separate existence] also is destroyed. After attaining [oneness] it has no more consciousness. This is what I say, my dear."
-Yajnavalkya to Maitreyi, in the Upanishads