Ant (part 4)

Ant (part 4)

Click here for part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series. Joseph Campbell identifies several purposes that mythology serves, one of which he calls the “pedagogical function.” We look to myths to answer questions about the origin of the universe, but myth is perhaps...
Ant (part 3)

Ant (part 3)

(Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.) Walking to my office the other day, I noticed a long line of ants crawling along the pavement. Their tiny bodies shuttled from one task to the next, oblivious that I had just spared a dozen of their lives by adjusting...
Fake ID

Fake ID

“The individual and the universe are inseparable, but the curious thing is, very few people are aware of it…We confuse ourselves as living organisms who are one with this whole universe with something we call our personality.” Alan Watts   At the age of 17,...

Obstacles are the Path

It’s difficult for me to believe that in just five days, our time in India will be finished. After nearly ten engaging and transformative months, the time has come for us to leave- a good opportunity to apply all the knowledge of impermanence and non-attachment we’ve...

Vote Eggplant!

Indians pride themselves on having the largest democracy in the world. Of course, that all depends on your definition of “democracy.” Fraud, intimidation, bribery, and vote-rigging are all widespread here; many villagers show up to the polls only to find...