“I read your introduction in your website Mohan Sir, where you claim to be an SBNR person, a spiritual but not a religious person. What do you mean by that? How can one be spiritual without being religious?" Paul asked me, adjusting his rectangular glasses that matched perfectly with his thin face. The genuine love … Continue reading Religion vs Spirituality.
Whenever we encounter traumatic experiences, we see our lives unravel. We realise how life can change dramatically within minutes. The Greek tragedian philosopher, Aeschylus said that from suffering alone comes wisdom and that such wisdom earned from our struggles and strife brings great depth and dignity to our lives. This journey into my past is … Continue reading My Eyeless Angel
On a beautiful sunny morning in 2014 as I was returning home from my early morning jog, I saw Somashekara, a Pourakarmika (street cleaner) prostrating from the road barefooted, his slippers kept aside facing the Temple near my house. I slowed down my pace and went to him to find out what in the world … Continue reading Cast In The Caste
The peacocks called in tandem serenading the commencement of my hike. The Robin sang as usual as I passed the Peepal tree and the incredible fragrance of wild Mysore Jasmin wafted in the air welcoming morning walkers like me as I crossed the First Kilometre of my hike. Peepal tree ‘1 kilometre in 10 minutes … Continue reading Take A Hike And Feel The Universe
There were two places that Mamatha had missed out and wanted to visit in Uttarakhand: Trayambakeswar temple in Rishikesh and Badrinarayan temple in Badrinath. There were three things that I had missed out and wanted to complete in Uttarakhand; Valley of flowers trek, Visiting the spot where Jim Corbett killed the man-eating leopard of Rudraprayag … Continue reading Valley Of Flowers And Rudraprayag
My soul mate and better half becomes spiritually and psychologically exhausted every few months from bearing the brunt of keeping yours truly fed. Her tolerance level nosedives from the drudgery and her mind turns into an insufferable fault-finding device. My life then becomes a precipice or a tightrope that I must walk while being ever … Continue reading A Holy Himalyan Bath
If you remove your brain and keep it aside are “you” in the brain or the body? Do questions like these plague your mind? Why were there no wandering Rishis or seers who received revelations in the Alps or the Andes like in the Himalayas? If we were to fast forward happenings on the planet … Continue reading Introduction