Irony of buying Einstein’s advice on happiness

By | 2017-12-28T13:00:12+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

It was in the news recently that an advice on a note written by Albert Einstein describing his theory of happiness has sold for US$1.56 million at a Jerusalem auction. See here or here. And what did the note read? “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” -Einstein

Your Personal Happiness Machine

By | 2017-12-20T17:31:41+00:00 November 25th, 2014|

Happiness? Who doesn't want to be happy? Well here are few simple instructions that can serve you as your Personal Happiness Machine, with perpetual batteries included :)  Yes, perpetual because you don't need an external energy source. I don't blame you for being skeptic, but why not give it a go and check it out for

Beautiful words & harsh realities. “The Other Wise Man”

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 September 13th, 2014|

This; another wonderful story by Henry Van Dyke; is dedicated to the dear reader who so authentically and bravely expressed her inner conflicts resulting from the outer conflicts that she sees around her. She exposes a real conflict that many of us face, should we be honest with ourselves. This is the deep chasm between

The busy man and his saw

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 September 12th, 2014|

Very often I come across people who are so tied up feverishly putting time and effort in everyday activities such as family matters, work, study, friends, aspirations, check list travelling (ticking off more places and tourist attractions) even shop-around self-development (jumping from one self-development work to the next in search of the latest and the

Hold your goals lightly, not tightly.

By | 2017-12-28T13:05:16+00:00 August 8th, 2013|

In a recent seminar, someone asked me about a spiritual experience she often has during meditation and wondered why such beautiful experience repeatedly reaches a certain height and stops despite her longing for it to go higher. My response to her was along the lines that no one really knows, but I wonder why you want it to go “higher”? Is there a value judgement here that the higher the experience the better? It would be worthwhile to explore where such belief comes from for you.