Author Archives: Advaita Ashrama

The Sun is My Clock

You are not an owl. Neither are you a bat. You are a human being. But do you remember this? Do you remember that you are a diurnal being and not a nocturnal living being like an owl or a bat? Do you remember this when you try bingeing on your favourite Web series or […]

Voices Against Monasticism

Monasticism and the monastics that this tradition has produced have been considered one of the greatest assets of human civilisation. Society has mostly revered this segment of the human population. The main reason for this reverence is the basic feature of monasticism: renunciation. It is quite difficult to live a life of true renunciation. And […]

The Need for Multifarious Sports

WE HUMAN BEINGS HAVE been endowed with a highly advanced and sophisticated machinery in the human body. It is our responsibility to maintain this body in good shape and ensure that it remains healthy during its lifetime. To achieve this, we have to ensure that food, rest, and exercise are optimally available to the body. […]

From Underperformance to Beyond performance

We undertake to perform and often underperform. We aim to do a task and have the confidence and ability to do it. However, we have hurdles to tackle. The biggest hurdle is that of lack of clarity. That in turn leads to fear, delusion, and confusion. We get confused about our aims, our confidence wavers, […]

The Ride We Seldom Take

The human life is full of journeys. The entire life itself is a big journey that has many small and long journeys interspersed within it. We have many destinations, one leads to the other. Some destinations become the starting points to newer destinations. We take many journeys, we miss some, and forget to take some […]

Thinking and Sharing Experience

What is thinking? It is a process of mentation. The ideas of doership and enjoyership emerge because of one’s attachment to the ideas of ‘I’ and ‘mine’. ‘I’ refers to the sense of ego and ‘mine’ refers to the sense of possession or emphasising the ego. The ego gets accentuated by connecting it to bodies, […]

Don’t Teach Religion to India!

The colonial hangover is not yet over. The previously colonised races are still living in the shadows of a dream-world of living that never was, a patronage of the all-powerful, all-knowing colonisers that never existed, and reminisce about the ‘good old days’ when everything was so smooth and easy, when everything had been taken care […]

Self-Interest Vs Collective Interest

It is common nowadays to see people more concerned about their selfish interests than the interests of the organisation or community that they belong to. All this they do in desperate bids for self-preservation. Often it is the contention of team leaders that the team members do not put enough effort for the collective interest […]