Being in the flow

Memories of Advaitistan

It's been a minute. I broke the database when I moved servers in 2016. That was also around the time I settled down in Germany after many many moons in Tiruvannamalai, Capitol of Advaitistan in the State of the obviously Free. Basically, I didn't have time for more than a daily facepalm. I also didn't think I would find that ...

Spiritual Practice

«Sadhana» means a course of practices and rituals which are performed to reach a spiritual goal. That goal may be to attain spiritual realization (enlightenment), the love of God (prema), liberation from the cycle of death and birth (moksha) or the blessing of a particul God. My landlord in India used to remind me that actually all life is Sadhana. She ...

Stone mind

Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four travelling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves. While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said: "There is a big stone. Do you ...

Rock bottom.

Did I hit rock bottom yet? No. It's still a bottomless pit. But may I ask you something? What is it? When will you spread your wings? Why would I if the pit is bottomless? Well… why would you not?    

«Wasted energy» is never wasted

 I would love to see that dumping site of all my wasted energy   Easy to relate to the past to some no more and mix feelings of grieve with the joy of freedom one starts to believe that joy of freedom carries a portion of melancholy the sobbing over no more turns quietly into a promise of yet to ...

Another season is about to start…

The first regulars have arrived, all restaurants are open (including German Bakery) and in Ramana Supermarket variety expands. Chengam Road has doubled in width, not sure how many trees had to be cut for the opportunity to overtake an overtaking bus and the inner path is still «closed». Drumming circles, kirtan singing, yoga classes, salsa evenings and what not are ...

Monkey Mind

The river is running. Smooth as ever. Shaping the land. running into the sea.

Time

slowly breaks a heart cracking open bit by bit fast thoughts pass but don't hold on it slows the breaking down

into The Future unknown

  The tragic feeling to be out of control. How will it be done? I have no idea. What can I do?   in the right moment at the right time with the right set of mind with exactly your set of skills give it all you can.