Wherever you find people feeding your ego, you'll be at peace. When there is a conflict, we tend to be restless because when the people don't agree with us, it makes us rattled. We let our ego take over our senses, our peace of mind, and eventually it makes us grapple with every aspect of our life we care for.
Vedant: Many a times I feel I did not behave myself. I do or say something and then I keep asking myself ‘Why did I do that? Why did I even say that?’. I keep pondering over it again and again, telling myself – I should have rather done this or that. Worse, I should have rather [...]
The biggest obstacle in pursuit of a big goal is the availability of a lesser goal............... Never doubt your capability. If anything, doubt your interest!
Vedant: Mr Swamy, I’ve got Kabir with me too. He is one of a kind, weirdly so though. Kabir: Hello Mr Swamy. Mr Swamy: (glanced at Kabir observing his fatigued image as if he had been sleepless for days together) Hello Kabir. Vedant told me you have some troubles. Tell me. Kabir: I don’t feel [...]
Ever felt that we say something and stand by it no matter what. Even if a little part of our brain is telling us that the alternate theory could be better as well, yet we try our best to hold on to the original opinion we had held and contort our minds so as to [...]
Vedant: Mr Swamy, what is the source of all the misery? Mr. Swamy: Most enlightened people will tell you that desire is the root cause of all the misery. Many people claim expectation to be the fundamental cause. Vedant: Do you agree with them? Mr. Swamy: I don’t really care to agree or disagree. I’ve my own parameters to [...]
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Vedant: Can one know if he is being a hypocrite? Mr. Swamy: What makes you ask this? Vedant: Many actions and emotions of mine make me feel I am one! Mr. Swamy: Well, everybody is a hypocrite. [...]
We often preach LOVE, yet practice HATE in a plethora of things we do everyday. The master tells the student the story of Two Wolves.
Student: I’m confused. Master: Enlighten me with your confusion. Student: Things I was once sure about, don’t seem to be so now. Every time I feel I’ve perfected myself in any aspect, something makes me feel fallible. The ideas I once pioneered get debunked by future experiences. The people I thought I would die for, [...]
A man is known by the company he keeps. But what do we know of a man who likes to be by himself? It was a busy lunch hour at the office cafeteria. The space was sparse and people had been grappling to find a spot to enjoy their meal. The whole of the ambiance [...]
Today again, Rajeev goes to the office cafeteria by himself. He orders some biryani and sips on a cup of black tea while the biryani gets prepared. The cafeteria has a self-service and Rajeev eagerly awaits the ‘biryani’ shout from the food vendor while he randomly browses through his phone. After an impatient wait of [...]