Be Flexible Enough To Be Inflexible

Be Flexible Enough To Be Inflexible

Some of us pride ourselves on our flexibility; Not of the yogic contortionist variety, but of the human kind. Flexibility of beliefs, habits and character is in some ways the filtered evolution of what most human beings are: set in their ways, narrow-minded, and completely self-centred. Flexibility makes for people who are more open to […]


Life Isn’t Obliged To Be Easy

Life Isn't Obliged To Be Easy

How do you see life? Is it easy or difficult? That is the all-encompassing question I was posed by my friend Sinduja during a recent chat. The question wasn’t completely out of the blue, because I had just posted this little nugget on Twitter: One basic choice from which all differences in opinion branch out […]



The Impatient Cart Pusher

The Impatient Cart Pusher

Impatience is a bad thing. When it’s a general impatience, directed at the nebulous World, it appears to be a more socially acceptable frustration, but a true, deep impatience with yourself is a sure sign that you’re slipping. Impatience with yourself makes you do all sorts of stupid things to break the dead-lock. You take […]


Understanding the Hindu Afterlife

Understanding the Hindu Afterlife

After my write-up on the philosophy of Hinduism, I got a fair bit of interest from people wanting to know more on the issue. Wendi was preparing to do an ethics presentation on Hinduism and stumbled across my article during her research. She sent me a few questions she had on Hindu beliefs, one of […]


The Religion and Philosophy of Hinduism

The Religion and Philosophy of Hinduism

Questions of philosophy vs religion are as old as the human ability to question. Today people wonder about the balance of power and reconciliation between science & religion. It’s a valid issue to think about, but to get a better handle on the subject, it might help to look at the relationship between religion and […]