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a view from above


Our childhood went in a place near an airport. The flights would take off sooner or later, and listening to the sound we would run out of house catch the sight of it. The lower the flying height of the plane, the more majestic is the view. How nice these birds look!

Many flights in life later, I still have the same excitement of takeoff in a flight. Same thrill to see the sky from the window. The houses and rivers and buildings and cars becoming smaller and smaller. The time above clouds. Looking from there, one reckons that there are people living in those homes just like me. People going to work, travelling around, just like me. And in that state of flying one realises how small the interpersonal issues are. How we live fighting with each other for silly reasons. How insignificant one’s life is in the canvas of space, time and whole universe.

A little while touchdown later, I also get back to my usual mindset. The usual thought streams. Things to do, plans for future, worries about this and that. Only to recall at times the experience in flight and feel relieved from the mind-stuff.

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Vashistha’s teachings

Ashram days were filled with many interesting things including the sessions on Yoga Vashishtha by Nakul Bhaiyya . Movies like matrix, inception are inspired from this scripture. but careful! If you are not meditating regularly, this book is not for you, except for chapter one may be! Else you will go coockoo or think like you are playing jumanji. You can see the videos of talks by Nakul bhaiyya here. The original scripture is huge and the english translation is available in this book.Page 87 is particularly interesting! I laugh out loud reading it 🙂 Only a saint can think or write like that !

The book with its perplexing stories and words of wisdom about brahman takes you out of misery of mind caught up in small small things and concepts about life. The dialogue of this scripture happened between Lord Shri Ram and Vashishta Rishi in the royal court of King Dasharatha. The maturity of questions asked by Ram at the age of 16 and detailed answers by the sages are of great value and wisdom at today’s world too.