Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love

Take a moment to look at this image and observe any reaction that may arise: Now look at this one and do the same: And this one: Is there anyone who doesn’t feel aversion toward the images of destruction? Would anyone look at these and say yes, let’s have more death,...
Re-Branding

Re-Branding

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”   In Russell Brand’s recent interview with BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman (which is currently going viral- 7.5 million hits...
Seed (part 1)

Seed (part 1)

“I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” –  Henry David Thoreau The seed, so tiny and humble, is a powerful metaphor for countless interior processes. It’s no surprise that...
What is Compassion? (part 1)

What is Compassion? (part 1)

— One point about the spiritual path that’s been confusing to me for a long time is compassion. Buddha, Jesus, and just about every other teacher emphasizes that we should strive to practice this highest of virtues. 113 of the 114 chapters of the Koran begin...

HH DL

Last night, while waiting an inordinately long time (even by Indian standards) to pay for our pizza, I made quite a startling discovery in a local newspaper lying on the counter: the Andromeda galaxy (our closest neighbor) is hurdling toward the Milky Way at a speed...