DO WE MAKE THE WEATHER?

Here is a picture of a beautiful landscape and a clear blue sky, with a few benign white clouds, But that can quickly change to dark clouds, pouring rain, thunder and lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. Or picture on the contrary an arid landscape with no vegetation, a hot burning sun: or again aContinue reading “DO WE MAKE THE WEATHER?”

THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE

Today marks the beginning of the celebrations to mark the ascension of our gracious Queen to the throne of Great Britain. I think many of us would agree that she has become Queen of the world, unlike some, who shall be nameless, with similar aspirations. I felt like writing this little snippet today to commemorateContinue reading “THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE”

HOW I SURVIVED LOCKDOWN

Arunachala Deep in the cave of the heart Is brahman for ever alone The unique I, the unique Self, Enter, O man, into this depth of thyself, With thought turned within, With mind sunk in the Self, At peace, Fixed in the Self, Having become thyself! OM Sri Ramana Maharshi It was in 1993 thatContinue reading “HOW I SURVIVED LOCKDOWN”

WHAT COMES AFTER DEATH?

I have chosen a painting by Rothko to illustrate my theme. Rothko based his paintings on the use of simple colours. As we know, colour is very emotive. His aim, he said, was to reduce people to tears through his paintings and it seems he succeeded in this. I have chosen this theme as aContinue reading “WHAT COMES AFTER DEATH?”