The Gold Merchant

” Material possession  is the order of the day: amount of land owned, houses built, automobile collection and the money hoarded throughout your life. Happiness, these days is interlinked to wealth and success rather than a healthy state of mind or physical well being.”   One day a distressed merchant was traveling through the country…

The Song of the Sea (Mahabalipuram)

“The sun rose from the bosom of the sea and with that the silky and buttery wave howled and cracked on the rocky shore of the Mahabalipuram beach. Soon the orange from the sun pierced through the quiet blue of the sky and convinced the sea to sing. I saw the sky painted by the…

BUDDHA AND THE FINAL QUESTION

“The news spread all across the nation that the enlightened one- Gautama Buddha is leaving his physical form and is contemplating to freed himself from the cycle of rebirth“  The news spread like wildfire and many followers and believers from all over the country travelled distances to catch a glimpse of the enlightened one for…

The fig tree, the sunrise and Buddha

“Gautama Buddha is an epitome of serene and calmness and with this belief the whole world started searching the meaning of Nirvana or rather an escape from their worries and self inflicted wounds” People always wonder how Buddha attained his enlightenment- by starving himself or by simply meditating for years or by abstaining from all the…