Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

“The world is my family”, originally comes from the Upanishads, ancient Sanskrit tomes.
In this time of  a global pandemic and near-universal lockdown, it has salience in that we’re truly all in it together – East, West, rich, poor, black, white, brown, Hindu, Muslim, young, old – and the only way to overcome, recover, heal it is by forming a brotherhood.

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SHIVOHAM SHIVOHAM

Presenting Adi Sankara’s Nirvana Shatakam, which summarizes the basic teachings of Advaita Vedanta, or non-dualism. It was written around 788-820 CE. Immerse yourself in the depth and import of the words! Continue reading →

Mother and Child

Came across this quite inadvertently, but it’s one of the most soothing songs I’ve listened to in awhile. She’s got a lovely voice and the words & their meaning are just so deep! I can’t understand the Sanskrit language either, but the subtitles are self-explanatory.

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The Deliciousness of Words – IV

Thanks for being with me thus far!

RECAP: Continuing from the last time… Having come across a collection of some of the most evocative words in languages other than English that have no direct equivalents – and each of which having struck a chord in me – I’m going to post them a couple at a time, with explanations (not mine) and complementary visuals, for you to savour. And a request to all readers  – can we make this interactive, where you can also contribute some more in languages you speak / know, which I will compile?

For this week, the mystical, spiritual types. Read on… Continue reading →