Ant (part 2)

Ant (part 2)

When you start a spiritual path, you don’t really realize what you’re getting into. The path is like a carnivorous plant that lures us in with the promise of a fragrant feast. Before we realize what’s really going on, we find ourselves trapped. The more we fight, the...
Ant (part 1)

Ant (part 1)

Last summer, on account of coconut water spilled on the floor, ants invaded our home. We are generally averse to killing any living creature, and this extends even down to the insect world (minus mosquitoes. Everyone has his limit). When I came home to find critters...
Forest Fire

Forest Fire

  When Saint Augustine was asked to define time, he replied, “If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it, I do not know.” I often feel the same way about faith. I would certainly describe myself a person of faith. But it’s difficult to provide...
Householder

Householder

In India, there are many types of colorful human beings, none more so than the wandering ascetics (sannyasins, sadhus).   They come in different shapes, sizes, and varieties. Some are naked and smeared in ash, while others wear a sole peach colored cloth. Their...
Gambling

Gambling

“The desire to control is the one thing we cannot control.” (Dale Wright) We can’t drop our faith in reason’s capabilities despite the abundant, readily observable failures. On an individual level, you have certainly had the experience of plans falling...