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Wake Up Earlier To Be Less Busy

Sep. 25 | Find more time to live a more meaningful life – before you run out of time. – Shilashanti When we are short on time, this scarcity extends to our heart as well. We automatically say, ‘I’m busy – I don’t have time.’ When we...

Is ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Ours Too?

Sep. 23 | What is the meaning, purpose or point of this life, be it long or short? These existential issues are pondered by a dog, who is able to recall several immediate past lives. Is it just to have fun and games, to play and eat? If only it is that simple....

‘Arrival’ Of Mis/communication

Jul. 8 | In ‘Arrival’, a language expert (Dr. Banks) requested to ask another ‘expert’ on the Sanskrit word for ‘war’ and its translation. The reply was ‘gravisti’, and that is means ‘an argument’. Banks...

The Noble Abstain From False, Divisive, Harsh & Frivolous Speech

May. 8 | Renounce falseness and cultivate trustworthiness. Renounce divisiveness and cultivate harmoniousness. Renounce harshness and cultivate peacefulness. Renounce frivolousness and cultivate meaningfulness. – Shilashanti Kālāmas, a learned noble disciple...

Did ‘Christine’ Create Reality TV?

Feb. 20 | ‘Christine’ is based on a true story, described to be about sensationalism, that is however not sensationalistic. It tells the shocking and tragic 1974 case of news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who struggled with depression while striving...

‘The Kominsky Method’ Of Being Here

Dec. 26 | ‘The Kominsky Method’ is a bittersweet drama series on the challenges of two old friends growing older together, as they look out for each other while musing on life. Sandy Kominsky is an acting coach, who just lost a dear friend to sickness....

Meaning Haiku

Jul. 13 | Not seeking greater meaning, this is all life is (again), with death coming (again).

Some Universal Wisdom In ‘Central Intelligence’?

Jan. 18 | In ‘Central Intelligence’, while flying in a plane, Bob pretends to run of gas and sends it into a dive. He then asks Calvin, ‘What’s the one thing you wish you’d done in your life?… What’s the one thing you...

‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Being Episodic

Nov. 23 | This instalment of Star Trek introspects the whole ‘enterprise’ of space exploration when Captain Kirk reflected thus – ‘Things have started to feel a little episodic. The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what...

You Do It To Yourself

Oct. 28 | Wake up purposeful, to awaken further. Lie down purposeful, to rest to better awaken. – Stonepeace | Books In a classic introspective Radiohead music video (https://youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8) of ‘Just’ (from their 1995 album ‘The...

Where Are You Going? 

Oct. 28 | Do you know who you are, why you are going where, what you are going there for,  how you will get there, and when? – Stonepeace | Books Zen teachers train their young pupils to express themselves. Two Zen temples each had a child protégé. One child,...

Symbol Haiku

May. 2 | Everything symbolises something which symbolises something else… which symbolises everything too.

Phone Haiku

Jan. 18 | If you have the power to call anyone at any time, what would you say? (You already have this power. Why not use it meaningfully now? What holds you back?)

Some Of The Fourteen Meaningless Things

Aug. 23 | Like returning empty-handed from an island of precious gems, it is meaningless to ignore the sacred Dharma after having obtained a human body. – Gampopa … Like a sick person holding a bag of medicines, it is meaningless to have heard oral...
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