The last hurrah

He adds, “I have bought a one-and-half acre land in Pen in Maharashtra, for this purpose. It will be a full-fledged resort accommodating approximately 150-200 people. Their lifestyle will be spiritual. There will be a meditation hall, a small spa, massage,...

Spaces of/for Oneness

For almost a month now, I have been at an ashram—doing, well, I don’t know exactly what, although I do know that it’s all very good for me. Each day is an opportunity to go through beautiful learning experiences. The situations one is put into, the people one is led...

Purpose of the Quran

Every book has its objective and the objective of the Quran is to make people aware of the Creation plan of God. That is, to tell man why God created this world; what the purpose is of settling man on earth; what is required from man in his pre-death life span, and...

Expand and release

Accepting what is has been one of my central practices ever since I entered the path. What is helping me to deepen this practice is my newfound capacity to expand into my thoughts and feelings, and therefore to fully feel them. The common practice is to contract when...

Ties that throttle

John Kim, a psychotherapist, defines unhealthy love as being powerless, selfish and enabling. It has no boundaries. Unhealthy love is immature, irresponsible and dependent. Unhealthy love is urgent. There is a desperation behind it which produces manipulation and...

A New Age Dawns Over Kashmir

On September 10, 2014, The Times of India carried a front-page report titled: “In Kashmir, ‘occupation force’ hailed as saviour.’ To my surprise, the same morning I received a much-awaited call from our Kashmir team member who told the same story. He affirmed that...