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Tilaka, Sri Vidya and Celestial Music
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Tilaka, Sri Vidya and Celestial Music

Some readers emailed me the following questions: Tilaka I have seen many wearing chandan and kumkum tilaka on agnya chakra. What is the significance of wearing chandan tilak on the upper part of forehead[...]

Living in Pajamas
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Living in Pajamas

You come home tired; knackered and knocked out. You had the usual day. You probably dozed off that five minutes extra in the morning that triggered the start of a frenzied day. Everything had[...]

The Silent Agreement of the Faithful
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The Silent Agreement of the Faithful

From day one at the ashram, we have been having regular visitors. There are two locals who visit us absolutely every day. One is fair colored and the other one is dusky. They both[...]

The Esoteric Meaning of Scriptures
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The Esoteric Meaning of Scriptures

I received an interesting comment yesterday: Can you please put your thoughts on all the epics and Stories we all read? It gives different answers and also raises different questions every time we read it.[...]

Life is Like a Musical Instrument
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Life is Like a Musical Instrument

Life is like a musical instrument. It can sound mellifluous or cacophonous depending on the player who is playing it. Some instruments require perfect stillness of the fingers, others, great dexterity. Some you have[...]

The Esoteric Meaning of Diwali
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The Esoteric Meaning of Diwali

I wish you all a Happy Diwali (Oct 26), one day in advance so you can enjoy two days of peace, light and celebrations!Among other legends, across various religions, Diwali stands for celebrating Lord[...]