Tag: religion

  • The ‘Headless Rower’ of Sant Kabir

    The ‘Headless Rower’ of Sant Kabir

    नैय्या मोरी नीके नीके चालन लागी आँधी मेघा, कछु ना व्यापेचढ़े संत बड़ भागी।नैया मोरी नीके नीके चालन लागी। – संत कबीर Different paths point towards the same truth. The Zen masters talk of ‘no-mind’, Nisargadatta Maharaj talks of ‘death of mind’. Krishnamurti talks about a state where observer is the observed. All these masters…

  • How Can Indians Become Tolerant? By Understanding Kabir!

    हिन्दू कहें मोहि राम पियारा, तुर्क कहें रहमाना, आपस में दोउ लड़ी-लड़ी  मुए, मरम न कोउ जाना। (Hindus say we worship Rama and Muslims say Rahman. They both die, fighting with each other without even getting a glimpse of him.) Look at Facebook walls, flooded with posts about intolerance, religious hatred and you will realize…

  • Are Our Religious Rituals Just Placebos?

    The way science is evolving, is quite interesting to have a look at. Many things, which we were told were useless, are again being proven to be correct. I am afraid to say, religious rituals are probably one of them. Before we actually dig into this stuff, we should first take out a minute to…

  • Are We Tolerant, Intolerant or Fools?

    Suddenly, everyone is commenting about how tolerant or intolerant India as a nation is. Social networks, media houses, individuals and groups of individuals; everyone wants to be listened. I don’t know, how tolerant or intolerant we Indians are, I can certainly say, we are all fools. It is quite easy to provoke us, make us…

  • Can We Bring Back Peace By Destroying The Concept of God?

    Few days ago, I noticed a very reputed Marathi writer giving his opinion- peace cannot be achieved without destroying the devilish concept of ‘god’ which men have created. To make it simple, this highly acclaimed author claims that we will have to destroy the concept of god and then only we can attain peace. If…

  • Kabir on truth – Doha #8 [Truth and Falsity]

    सांच बराबर तप नही, झूठ बराबर पाप । जाके हिरदय म साच है, ताके हिरदय हिर आप [There is no meditation is effective as truth and no sin as grave as falsity. Lord is present in the heart of one, whose heart is filled with truth.] Once again, Kabir left me speechless. I have a…

  • Dohe of Kabir # 6

    Saint Kabir makes us stop still with the helps of his two liners, called Doha. This beautiful Doha of Kabir is worth a thousand lines- माँगन मरण समान है, मत माँगो कोई भीख । माँगन से तो मरना भला, यह सतगुरु की सीख English Translation- (Do not ask for anything. To ask for anything is…

  • Jagannath Kunte : A man beyond words

    I do not know if I know this strange man jagannath Kunte in so much details so as to write an article about him. But, one thing is sure, he is not a man of this world. He is made up of different salt. Some different aura. The first encounter I had with him when…

  • Nothing good, nothing bad

    A few days ago, got a chance to read a wonderful book written by the master Osho. The book had in it one very wonderful statement- “In life, there are no good decisions and bad decisions. There are only wise decisions and fool decisions.” I was shocked by this out of earth understanding. Yes, in…

  • It is better that we die

    This can be rather a bit shocking post title to read for all of the readers here. I have been always know as a life celebrating person. Today too, I am not at all life negative. I am not at all worried or under tension. It is generally observed that those who prove to be…