Sunday, September 13, 2009

Serena Williams Blowup - Interview with Vignesh

Serena Williams Blowup - Interview with Vignesh

Experimenting with a talk show format (interviewing kids on what is happening around them). Sorry for a bit of coaching/journalist's opinion/help there towards the end ;-)

The Incident:

Relevance: the "undercurrent of dissatisfaction again ... very costly this time." Sorry for Serena. But, like of all of us, she just has to realize what she is doing to break out of it. She'll enjoy her life more if she has fewer incidents like this. So too, a country can become the darling of the world if their government/people have fewer incidents like this.

[Shot using SANYO VPC-CG9 ( )]

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Choice is a Myth

Choosing is like trying to “pick up just one side of the coin.” It is impossible because the other side also comes along! So, choosing to do anything is myth. We always make the wrong choice when we operate from our limited ego-perspective! Make no choices ... let the choices find you!

Now a very old story:
[Krishna]turned to look at Arjuna and said “O Partha! You have a choice before you. You can have me on your side but I will not wield a weapon and I will not fight. Or you can have my huge army of Narayanas. Think carefully before you make your choice!”

Arjuna did not hesitate and replied at once “O Lord! I want only you by my side! I do not want anyone else!”

Duryodhana could hardly hide his happiness at what he thought was Arjuna’s foolish choice. For him, Krishna’s army was more valuable as it reached one Akshauhini! Duryodhana thanked Krishna and left at once. There was a strange smile on Krishna’s face as he watched Duryodhana leave.

- Mahabharatha for Children by Neela Subramanyam (courtesy ... Kishore's Blog @

Overall Life is full of paradoxes at the surface. Masters operate at a deeper level … where all paradoxes unify in to what is conveniently called “Truth." Arjuna needed a dose of Truth and some part of him sensed this. Going just by numbers, he had no chance. He was undifferentiated (as Kishore put it in the above referenced Blog). The only way he could differentiate himself was through Truth.

Krishna's message later: Stay open to all of life/the whole coin. This includes war and its methods … smaller ‘evils’ are sometimes required to eliminate bigger ‘evils.’ There is no absolute good/bad … only ‘what is necessary’ and ‘what is unnecessary.’ You can't make the right decision, only the circumstances can.

Make no choices ... let the choices find you!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Rudyard Kipling's "If"

This poem by Rudyard Kipling says it all. Every "If" below is the same thing ... it is an attitude of Clutched and Unclutched at the same time ... beyond Clutched and Unclutched. Apparently, the line 'If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster ... And treat those two impostors just the same' hangs in the Center Court at Wimbledon.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!

–Rudyard Kipling

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mind is your worst enemy!

"Eckhart Tolle is considered one of the world's most influential spiritual teachers - a master of inner calm and peace. In a nutshell, he teaches that you are not your mind. In fact, Eckhart says, your mind is your worst enemy. It overtakes the real you and creates thoughts that make you miserable. So if you want to achieve peace, you've got to disassociate yourself from your mind. The key ? Live in the present."

"mind overtakes the real you
past only leads to guilt and regret
future brings only anxiety and worry"

TO be in the present, you have to unclutch from the past and the future.

More: Search YouTube for video talks of Eckhart Tolle ...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Playlist on Consciousness and Enlightenment

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Empty Your Mind (for Freedom, Happiness and High Performance)

Peaceful Warrior

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Field and the Authentic Swing

The Field

"The Shot chooses you ... you don't choose the shot ... all you do is get out of the way."

Authentic Swing

"You have an Authentic Swing ... just need to remember."