The whole art of meditation is to peel off these layers of images given to us by others and come face to face with our real self–what Lord Krishna calls Svadharma. The self-realization is Svadhyaya beyond the ego made of all the false images collected unconsciously from others.
Category Archives: Focus
How to come back to the real from the virtual, one step at a time?
Human happiness comes in different shapes and sizes, like candies at the store. American Psychologist Martin Seligman proposes that there are three types of happiness
There are so many things one can do in the night apart from actually doing what the dark has been created for – sleep.
In the last part of this series, we shall be talking about the last baby of the documentary – Hattie – and then concluding the series! Hattie. This urban newborn is introduced to us embraced in the arms of her father. Next we see her being read to by her mother. Hattie is a city […]
Please read Part I before jumping into this one. In this part, we shall be talking about the next two babies – Mari and Bayar. Bayar. We are introduced to Bayar (from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia) while he is still inside his mother’s womb who herself is engaged in guided exercises, just before giving birth to the […]
Babies, a 2010 documentary by French director, Thomas Balmès takes up the extremely nuanced task of capturing the delicate development from birth up to the first birthday of four babies, belonging to areas that fan out across the world. The protagonists of the documentary are Ponijao, a boy from the dusty grasslands of Namibia; Bayar, […]
Osho taught his disciples to celebrate death as it is the peak of life. But first, one has to learn the art of living life in total watchfulness–watching all our actions, thoughts and feelings…
We have all had experiences that have had us question the intent of those around us and we may have asked ourselves, what is happening to people? We probably read something in the newspaper that had us asking, “Have they forgotten what it is to be human?” So, what is it to be human and […]
A lot of the time, individuals fall into maladaptive patterns of being without even realising it. These patterns are essentially streams of thought and behaviours that become subconscious and automatic. Soon enough, reaction takes precedence, without the individual being able to identify what triggered said reaction. Thought/mood journaling calls for consciously paying close attention to […]