“Om” – The sound of all sounds, the sound of universe, the sound of creation. This is the very first word I was taught by my mother while learning spirituality through chanting of different mantras. On a daily basis before sleeping, she used to teach me one mantra and made me chant all of them one by one and this is how it kept on adding up. As a kid, I didn’t understand why it was important or why would chanting a few mantras going to help me? Was it going to help me to score good marks in school, or was it going to help me get a new doll back then? 🙂 Continue reading “The power of “Om””
Niagara Falls is one the most wonderful creations of nature that I have ever witnessed. A single gaze at those never ending falls captures your sight right there and you never want to look away. Looking at the falls I had the feeling just like I think about how “deep” our universe is that it never seems to have an end, like if something is falling it won’t stop falling. These falls invoke the same thought in me as you cannot actually see where the falls meet the river because of the dense mist that forms out of the tremendous force with which the water falls. Continue reading “The Magnificent Niagara Falls”
Zero is a number which quantifies as a count or as an amount of null size. In the number system, everything is relative to zero i.e, either positive (growing) or negative (shrinking). Our life is certainly the same way. We all have that one “zero” in common and that is the time of our birth. At that very moment our life is just like a zero, at it’s very naive stage denoting the beginning of something. But, as we grow up this zero enters our lives indefinite times, sometimes in the form of a loss, or in those times when we lose hope in everything and give up, or when we feel helpless and drowned. It is then when we must realize that it is completely okay to not feel good sometimes, it is completely okay to give up, and it is completely okay to drown, but what’s not okay is not trying again. What we have to remember is, a zero will never stay forever if we put a little effort to mend it. Even a small amount of our effort makes a difference, just like the mathematics allows it (0+0.000000….1=not zero). Amazing, isn’t it ? 🙂 So is life. Continue reading “Zero – The game changer”
We get to hear a wide variety of arguments for and against the existence of God. But, I wonder how many of us know what “God” really is, before questioning about it’s very existence. Some say, there is nothing like God. While some strongly believe that right beyond the skies there is someone who is in charge of everything in the entire universe, and that whatever he does, he does it right. While some oscillate between the two 🙂 , like I have seen some people, when something good happens to them they won’t stop thanking God and as soon as something bad happens to them, either they start yelling at God and start questioning on its existence, or just conclude that God is just not there. Nonetheless, it really does not matter what we believe in. The point is if something exists it will. I don’t see the air but it exists, I don’t see the spirits around me but I know they are there, I don’t see the super little bugs out there but they are there too, and the list goes on. We cannot judge the existence of something just by merely seeing it. Continue reading “God, Am I audible ?”
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. It is a paradise that feels like fantasy. The combination of friendly, hospitable people, a magnificently visual culture infused with spirituality and spectacular beaches have made Bali one of the best tourist attraction.
The Island is a huge devotee towards Hindu religion and culture. I even noticed a peculiar art piece which covered the tomb like ceiling of every house. It definitely looked like the construction we have in Hindu temples. Every aspect of Balinese life is suffused with religion. The primary deity is Sanghyang Widi Wasa, the “all-in-one” god, he is depicted by an empty throne wrapped in the distinctive black-and-white chessboard pattern and protected by a ceremonial tedung umbrella. Continue reading “Best holiday in Bali”
I sometimes wonder that we have a bunch of people out there giving lectures on what life really is, what it’s purpose and true meaning are, and surprisingly we blindly follow on what others say it to be. But, the fact is as everything in this universe is relative, so is life for each one of us. For some, life means “not being dead”, for some it’s an opportunity to do and achieve something, while some can only fight and struggle for their survival, and the remaining ones are those who are living happily for themselves (Eat, work, sleep, enjoy). However, majority of the people in these categories are still never satisfied. And we often say, even I do sometimes, “Oh, If I just had that one thing, that would be all, I would be so happy and I won’t ask for anything else from life.” But, yes we tend to repeat this line time and again. :p Continue reading “Life is ?”