Introduction

If you remove your brain and keep it aside are “you” in the brain or the body?

Why were there no wandering Rishis or seers in the Alps or the Andes like in the Himalayas?

Do questions like these plague your mind?

They do mine.

Hi comrades. I am Mohan Ranga Rao, a 61 year old entrepreneur who treats life like an enterprise. By the time I turned 58, I had fathered a blind daughter, lost her to cancer when she was barely 9, set up and sold many brands and businesses including a world class pharmaceutical facility, built a temple for the poor, completed 25 treks several of which were in the Himalayas at more than 12000 feet altitude.

I am a trekker, traveller, writer, tennis player and the kind of a guy who takes a double espresso and his single malts neat.

When I turned 60 last year, I was fitter than when I was 30. 

I am what some categorize as a SBNR guy: Spiritual but not religious. I do not believe in mass or organized religion. I believe that spirituality is a private inner study and reflection about deeper meanings of life. I do not believe in rituals or prayers to appease or influence Gods. I do not believe that God has anything to do with what happens to us. To me God is an infinitely intelligent field that is present in the form of common underlying consciousness in all of creation. The purpose of our lives is to contribute to this field through our life experiences.

I have no intention of committing to any specific spiritual school of thought since I believe that spirituality is an eternal exploration based on what we learn, what we experience and what our ancient seers experienced and reported since thousands of years.

My quest to understand the role of mind in the greater working of the cosmos took me to the Vedanta school of thought derived from the Upanishads and lucidly taught as the concept of Advaita, or non-duality, by the sage, AdiShankara.

It is my wish to share my experiences and my thoughts about eastern philosophy, my treks in the Himalayas and the Western Ghats of South India, fitness after 60 and my ponderings about the role of righteousness in Business.

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