Capturing My Thoughts

Jaina Guru Praveen Rishi Chennai

When a friend sent me a photo of Gurudev, I felt choked with emotion. The subject of the email “His Holiness with his ‘samsaari’ mother and sister” stirred something deep within me.   Looking at Gurudev, it is hard to […]

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Crispy chilli tofu

  This year a very dear friend turned vegetarian. A favourite restaurant in the city turned vegetarian. It was a delight to dine at Kryptos Vegetarian at Wallace Garden. From starters and a fabulous spread at the Salad bar to […]

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The Greyest…Ghanshyam

by on August 28, 2013

Krishna Painting by Elise

  Give me that greyest of gifts, You ask me! I quest between, Black and white, I battle with them, My hands reach out, To grasp the grey, It escapes, it eludes, Then slowly descends, To envelope me, Now neither […]

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effect versus impact

We are forever looking into EFFECT VERSUS IMPACT: If I study, I shall pass. If I put in many hours of work, I will earn enough. If I love him, he will take care of me. We believe in the […]

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Love Responsibility Manasvi karan

In chatting with a group of youngsters yesterday, one of them said that she wished her parents were as broad-minded as I am. I wish so too. However, when I asked her, “Why do you want freedom?” she had no […]

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Jain monk just before diksha

Right now, we are in the midst of Chaturmas – the four months when our monks and nuns stop their nomadic movements and stay in one place. This gives the lay persons an opportunity as well as an environment to […]

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Krishna Jayanthi

जहाँ मेघ हो, वहाँ मोर नाचेंगे जहाँ पुष्प हो, वहाँ भौरें मंडराएंगे जहाँ रस हो, वहाँ घुंघरू झूमेंगे जहाँ भक्ति हो, वहाँ भजन गूंजेंगे   जहाँ सागर हो, वहाँ सरिता बहेगी जहाँ प्रीत हो, वहाँ रास रचेगी जहाँ मिलन हो, […]

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I now stand on the verge of the big, dark question.   Tell me, my dear, is it possible, that I may stop looking at you as a responsibility so that I may not feel tied down?   Tell me, […]

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jeevan saagar

  सागर की लहरें अनगिनत मतवाली नखराली बाँवरी लहरें एक साथ बहती साथ ही उछलती मैं तट पर पलकें बिछाकर स्वागत में खड़ी बाट जोवती लहरें भी कूदती खिलखिलाती अपने ही सुर साज में मटकती मुझे छूकर छेड़कर लौट जाती […]

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Forgiveness Michami Dukkadam

On this day of Samvatsari Festival which is the festival of forgiveness and inner cleansing, these thoughts pour from the heart:   Can we trace the history of hurt?   How often have I said – I did not intend […]

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