The Art of Questioning
Monday, April 30, 2007
Anyways, to keep you busy I will re-introduce you to something extraordinary in this article. It is a simple but powerful technique of self-discovery and progress. So, what is it? It is the art of self-assessment and evaluation. It is the way we ask and question ourselves. Have you ever paid attention to something, which always talks to you? It is our inner voice. And it is an automatic process, as it talks to us intelligently without our active intervention. It just happens. Do you know how and from where it happens?
I am sure all of you have experienced your inner voice. But have you ever questioned: whose voice is it? Is it an inner being that is talking to you? Is the inner being and you the same entity? And how do you discover the identity and nature of that inner voice?
The next time you make any decision silently observe the way it talks to you. And when you do that you may hear it is saying something subtle such as, “Are you doing it right?” Or “Is it right for you?”
I would not write anymore on this topic now, as I want you to go back and reflect in your leisure peacefully and quietly. If you think deeply you might see something extraordinary happening to you.
Do let us know about your experience. Take care and God bless you.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
This is the first article I am writing after my Baba (Dad in my native language) passed away in India on the 28th February 2007. I am thankful to all of you for supporting me by sending emails and leaving messages in the blog filled with love and compassion.
I went to India for the funeral and other ceremonies, and it did go very well. Though it was quite a demanding process as Hindu, i.e. the Vedic rites are time consuming. But I feel better now; being the only son, I have done my father’s last rites. There is a strange feeling though. And I must say it is a good feeling. When I think I have followed the footsteps of my ancestors, which has been going on for thousands of years in India.
After I came back to England, I have received lot of support from my friends and colleagues. So, I am grateful to God to have you all with me, as my extended family.
Today, I want to present to you a great piece of text, which I received, from one of my colleagues. It touched my heart and left a mark on my Soul.
“Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Pray, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.”
Thank you, I will try to get back to my old routine soon, and publish more articles. God bless you all.