The Glass Is Already Broken

“You see this goblet?” asks Achaan Chaa, the Thai meditation master. “For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a…

Eating To Live 1000 Years

The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today … whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years or younger can expect to live for centuries. Sounds overly optimistic? A Cambridge University geneticist, and many other researchers,…

Fingerprints Of God

Past research has suggested that certain activities like gardening, cooking, philanthropy, yoga etc. are almost therapeutic in effect. These activities are said to “heal our soul.” For some people, its even judged rejuvenating. But, what about meditation? I’ve always been curious to know, how does praying,…

Selling Fake Wishbones

Thanks to the thousand odd people for subscribing the blog feed and following me on Twitter! I’ll try to keep up the occasional rants. Recently, a friend was exhibiting his paintings for the first-time. At the small gallery, he was standing next to a pair of unaware visitors…

The Meritocratic Mind

For decades, intelligence has been defined too narrowly. Either you are considered to be genius, or stupid, not just as a child but also in your adulthood. What’s more worrisome is that it can make most kids (and some adults) to deprave their own self-esteem. Last week, I…