Vedant: What determines the quality of our life? Mr. Swamy: There are many factors, of course but all of them boil down to one simple factor. Vedant: And what would that be? Mr. Swamy: The state of your mind. You may be poor but if your mind is at peace, nothing like it. You may … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 8 | Ego and Peace
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 … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 7 | Anger
Vedant: Many a times I feel I am not doing things to my potential. I am capable of a lot more but I just don’t put enough effort. This makes me feel mediocre which makes me feel sad. Mr Swamy: So what do you think stops you from doing things to your potential? Vedant: Sometimes … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 6 | Fear of Failure
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 … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 5 | Nothing Matters
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 … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 4 | The Misery
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. As … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 3 | The 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, … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 1 | The Confusion
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 … Continue reading Be Alone. Just don’t be lonely.
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 … Continue reading Two spoons