The story of the deaf stonemason


All Writings, Blog, Observations

In sharing this story, I take a particular pleasure.  What this man did for us is of truly lasting value.  He worked diligently at our place for just a few days.  In those few days, he endeared himself by the way he worked, his mannerisms, how he paid no attention to supervision, and in all […]

September 3, 2018

Looking at life the wrong way, no long


All Writings, Blog

By the mind one understands.  By an excess of the same mind, one misunderstands. How does one escape the tendency to be unsteadied by the extreme of a habit?  For as is one’s occupation, so one becomes proficient.  The great discovery since the developments of the sciences has been the tendency toward the mind, even […]

June 20, 2018

The exclusive focus on physical things will create an imbalance


All Writings, Blog, Observations, Psychology, Self improvement

There has been a noticeable insistence on physical things in recent times.  It has been very deliberate, systematic, and evident of great intelligence.  Who are its proponents is not the most important thing.  One could, of course, examine the sayings of modern, atheist thinkers like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins.  Listening to such intelligent men […]

February 5, 2018

Thinking in the shade of a tree


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Just this afternoon, while a mild sunshine came through what appeared to be a layer of smoke in the New Delhi sky, there were some thoughts in my mind.  There were thoughts of the nature that disturb, and also some make requests for peace.  I was, while sitting under the tree in our yard, thinking […]

November 15, 2017