The ‘Face’ called Wisdom…in the crowd of Beliefs!

If I am able to see and recognize “Faces” around, it affirms that I have eyes. If I have eyes to see, brain to observe, mind to think, heart to feel, and ways to express, it only confirms that “I” exist. If I exist, I must be wearing a worldly identity. A worldly identity assures…

यदा यदा ही धर्मस्य…

गाँव जाना मुझे हमेशा ही अच्छा लगता रहा है, मेरे चेहरे के अतिउत्साह को साफ़ पढ़ा जा सकता है, गाँव जाने के उल्लेख मात्र से। जब भी हम गाँव जाते थे तो रास्ता जैसे कटता ही नहीं था जब तक की हम गाँव के बाज़ार तक ना पहुँच जाएँ।मँगारी बाज़ार बाबतपुर स्टेशन से लगा ही…

Bhojpuri, Saree and the Chappal!!

Now even I started  worrying of not able to make it in time.This was my first trip to Delhi from Varanasi since the source station has been changed from Varanasi Cantt station to Manduadih which has not only shorten the distance of station from my home but relieved us from enormous Banarasi peak traffic. In…

My Vivekananda Moment!

The ‘Uber’ application popped up the booked cab details. The name of the driver was interesting, ‘Nek’. While I was struggling to button my shirt in a rush, my mind afforded to spend little time to acknowledge the uniqueness of this name. The first impression which flashed in my mind was, it is ‘Nick’ and…

Independence Day…Really??

When I was a kid, I used to be very excited on 15th August for many reasons. The first and foremost was that magnetic & magical element in the air which made all of us feel good. It really provided sense of celebration of a kind. There was this feeling of patriotism about which I…

And they hanged Yakub..!

“They hanged Yakub”, was the headline of one of the leading newspaper on 31st July. Then there were other so called eminent personalities shedding tears for the causality of humanity. There were close to 15000 people attending the funeral procession as reported by few sources. The boring emotional mourning of death of APJ Kalam on…

Who knows it….

This is a beautiful depiction of ‘Shastrarth‘ between Ashtavakra and Rishi Bandi in this episode of my favorite television series ‘Upnishad Ganga’. Highlight for me is the answer to the question: What are the characteristics of a Bramhagyani (one who knows the truth..the absolute one)? Ashtavakra says – One who claims to know the Bramhan…

‘One’ to ‘Many’ to ‘One’!

It was already 9:15 PM of the November chilling evening which is quite late for ‘Pawan Chaat Bhandar’ (street golgappa shop) to continue by its standard and so it was obviously the last round of masala in the bowl. This wrapping up time ensured that there was not much of rush and there were hardly any customers. This allowed us…

Absolute is so near yet so far…..now even further!!

I am at the edge, where I am convinced with all my contradictory answers of my questions, I can justify everything as being the “One” and the “Many” simultaneously, I can see the truth, feel the truth but not quite grab the truth to live the truth. Absolute is so near yet so far. These words…