Showing posts from July, 2017

Secret of Happiness in Old Age

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age - Plato
When this frame of yours is weak and old When motion slow, even bending a chore Yet in moments that are quiet, full of peace If a river of joy runs through your heart It is a sign dear friend That time is not far for a bright new start When the Lord who made it all Who gave this clothing for your soul Shall take it away It is old and worn Your precious soul To make you whole Needs a bright new suit Given to you With a song and dance
Cry out many, We would like that too How does one get that cool A deep sorrow weighs on my head A deep fear troubles my soul Is it hard work? Does one have to pray?
Not at all dear friend It is as easy as a child’s play Just make this dear to your heart Love, truth and simplicity Gratitude for what the universe gave Not what you sought A little work for yourself A little for the world around Humans, animals and Mother Earth Even now, its not too late Embrace love, give…

Journey to Paradise

Patches of green level ground lie on hills between high mountains with snow covered peaks. Surrounding hills are covered with forests of oak, pine and a variety of luscious fruits and nuts. Underneath grow bushes with sweet berries, delicious mushrooms and wild flowers. Colorful butterflies dance about on flowers as birds sing on tree branches. Springs of sweet water sprout forth from many a place on mountain sides collecting in lakes of clear blue water below. It is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in the winter. Such is the place where the blessed dwell with dwellings beside the lake and on level grounds on hillsides. Earth is not paradise but bits of paradise lie scattered across the bosom of Mother Earth. Yes, Yes you say, surely there are places like that on Earth. But then you go on to add, we are seven billion strong going on to ten, there is not enough room for us all in paradise.

Ask the billions that scurry back and forth Why they hurry so, what is it they seek? Mo…

For those aspiring to become very rich

Beauty and joy may be found just as easily in the hut of a not so rich man, as pain and strife is found in the mansion of a billionaire. May the Lord relieve them of their misery soon.

Billionaires He made
The Lord above To punish and enslave Only a rare one for freedom and joy
Wealth is like food A little does much good Take in too much The misery is huge

Day of Spiritual Teachers

Just as there is a Mother’s day, Father’s day and Teacher’s day, in South Asia there is a day for spiritual teachers too it is called Guru Purnima. It comes once a year on a full moon in the month of July . That day is today this year.  I send my wishes of love and respect to all my spiritual teachers including the most recent one  – Baba Haidakhan- who appeared in Nainital District in India between 1971 and 1984.
Dear reader, if you do not have a spiritual teacher yet and would like to begin with me as an easy and informal spiritual teacher, get my book – Mystic Pathways to Love, Peace and Happiness. It is a small book and easy to read through and if you have any queries you can come to this blog with it. You can find it through google or through older posts in this blog. I have been a teacher for many years, at first a professor of engineering in three of the best universities in three different parts of the world. My engineering areas of interest can be found in scientific publica…

Sustainable Celebration of Life

Few disagree that
Life must by full of happiness Life must be joy Life must be a celebration
But then we have these thinkers and spiritualists who seem to come and throw a spanner in the works (that includes this blog) with a whole lot of other prescriptions such as, do the right thing; inculcate discipline, order and beauty; spend some time in service of others - humans, animals or nature, organize your time wisely, enhance love, truth and simplicity, trust in God and be grateful for what he provides and so on and on.
Life is a school, a 24 X 7 boarding school. There are children at school who divide their time wisely between work and play. They take study hours seriously and even seem to enjoy those. Then there are others who would rather shirk that work and have fun. They get miserable when they fail in tests and when school years are over they have a miserable time later too.
That is how it is with life friends. When we divide our time wisely between work and play our life becom…