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God’s Speed

At the very start of the trip back from Mysore to Bangalore the driver stopped suddenly and for now reason.  I asked what happened? He said it was because of the temple. I liked that idea, even thought it auspicious. But as with everything in foreigner lands, things get lost in translation, it turns out he was really waiting for a call indicating that food was ready and he could pick it up before even picking up his co-driver. We had two more stops I was unaware of.  I was upset.  Not so much for the time, I knew we would make it to the airport with plenty of time for my flight, but more because he did not tell me the truth.… Read the rest
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Uh Oh, There May Not Be A God

There comes a time in the life of an adult where one questions what it is that we think about the “God” business.

I used to think God was this beneficial energy that looked after me, protected me, guided me.  I guess I was projecting a paternal/maternal vision into it.

But I thought…

Then I noticed how the yogis of old times, the sages and rishis, went about trying different things to find the bliss of liberation, the extasis that is more than you could ever imagine, the type that makes someone like Ramana Maharshi sit outdoors among snakes, be bitten, and not even notice, only these masters went about trying to find this trasncendental (for lack of a better word) experience, leaving any idea of God out of the equation.

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