Prayer of Oneness

My wise and dear friend, GD, has been my primary guide in understanding and imbibing Advaita teachings. This he has done not only through his clear articulation but also with his being. Most happy to share this wonderful and somewhat unusual prayer from him. Feel the presence…

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There are times, when even the most sincere seeker experiences ‘disconnection’. This disconnection can last hours, days or even weeks. Many seekers hence follow a daily ritual. Some follow a particular meditation style, some a breathing technique, because a daily ritual has a very simple purpose – it brings you back home.

This prayer was originally written by my brother GD to help a few friends who said they kept forgetting the core teaching; who kept getting disconnected… and needed a simple, short, crisp reminder of their true nature. So GD created this small reminder – in the form of an ‘advaita’ prayer – to help them stay connected to their essence.

Just one suggestion… please don’t rush through it.

Go slowly… and savor each line to experience the true power and energy of this unique prayer. It will reveal deeper meanings each time you connect with it.

PS: For those of you…

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9 Buffet Tips That Can Be Applied To Life

The end of the year can be a time of over indulgence in more ways than one. I felt revisiting these tips would be relevant and useful at this point.

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Even if the menu says ‘All you can eat‘, what you get out of the meal is largely up to you.  Much as is the case with life. Like the generous spread on offer at a lavish buffet, we are offered a wide variety of experiences.  And just as we can navigate the meal in different ways with varying consequences, so it is with life.  It has taken me a while to learn the ‘art of eating at buffets’ and I felt many things understood there are equally relevant to the way we move through life.  So here are 9 parallels one could draw between enjoying such meals and life:

  1.  Run a quick survey first:  Instead of loading up the plate from the start, an observant glance around the table will give a good idea of what is on offer.  While it may be tempting to think one can…

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What If It’s Not All As Difficult As You Think?

I laughingly told a friend today that I stopped making plans a long while back. I found life had other plans. And it was much easier to go along with life's plans. But it has taken me a while to be able to say this so lightly.The truth is that there are moments when the … Continue reading What If It’s Not All As Difficult As You Think?