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The start of the disciple’s journey

For the longest time I had always imagined that the only reason one goes to a Guru is because one is unable to deal any longer with the blows Life has meted out to you. The blows can be various: … Continue reading

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The art of communication – through the lens of Equanimity

How much ever I wish and hope telepathy to be the official channel of communication, the role of language and active communication cannot be denied in today’s world. We all live together, grow together and it is human interactions that … Continue reading

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A taste in the mouth

O unknowable land of familiar stories, your secrets concealed behind invisible masks for us to uncover. A teasing now and again, sparkles and glimpses that hide before they show. A taste in the mouth just enough to know there’s nowhere … Continue reading

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Invitation

By Sri Aurobindo With wind and the weather beating round me Up to the hill and the moorland I go. Who will come with me? Who will climb with me? Wade through the brook and tramp through the snow? Not … Continue reading

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Equanimity

The word equanimity brings to my mind the image of a vast ocean in which different streams come from all sides and completely merge into it but the ocean remains unaffected and continues to ‘be’.  There is a sense of … Continue reading

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Detaching from a situation while in it

By Prema Sankar  All of us have our issues or disagreements with certain people or situations, which we address as our “problems”. How much so ever we try to run away from these “problems”, they eventually hit us and hit … Continue reading

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The Guru-Disciple Relationship — Part-4

That human relationships are complicated would be a huge understatement. They are much more than just complicated, they are often dark, murky, and messed up. Who of us has not experienced the sheer frustration and despair of not having our … Continue reading

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Indian Psychology as I see it

Psychology as a discipline is now more than 100 years old in India, still the term ‘Indian Psychology’ is new to us and is interpreted differently by different people; some believe it to be limited to the natives of the … Continue reading

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Complete Acceptance

By Zalina Gamat At the end of the two-semester course that I attended in IPI from September 2015 to April 2016, one of the last tasks that we were assigned was to write appreciation notes to each other. We were … Continue reading

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The Guru-Disciple Relationship — Part 3

The Role of a Guru A friend of mine who is a psychotherapist working in France asked me about my research regarding the Guru-disciple relationship. I gave him a short summary about what all I had done. Interestingly, though the … Continue reading

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