Tag Archives: Beyond

Remembrance: Kantilal

Kantilal Chokshi, my uncle, passed away on Wednesday June 23rd, just a few days after his 71st birthday. He loved me as a son when I was growing up. He had many challenges in his life, including health and financial problems, but he handled them with dignity and courage, and I will remember him as someone who was always very loving, jovial and generous. A few years ago he had told me he was at peace, despite his health issues. He was happy that his children had grown up to be very capable and Read more [...]

Three Stages

To free the mind from all conditioning, you must see the totality of it without thought. This is not a conundrum; experiment with it and you will see. Do you ever see anything without thought? Have you ever listened, looked, without bringing in this whole process of reaction? You will say that it is impossible to see without thought; you will say no mind can be unconditioned. When you say that, you have already blocked yourself by thought, for the fact is you do not know. –Krishnamurti The Sufis Read more [...]

World Trends

I wrote this article about the inevitable collapse of world economies in mid-2009. However, as the US government stimulus took effect, there was increasing optimism and an article like this seemed untimely. Here it is now, slightly updated. I am not an economist and I have little interest in statistics. This is an instinctive view. The most rigid structures, the most impervious to change will collapse first. ECKHART TOLLE, A New Earth A compassionate perspective--For ten thousand years, Read more [...]

Divine Valentine and 2012

Divine Valentine I had watched a thirteen year old little girl with yellow curls and a short blue ice skating dress, whirl around the ice for days, hours at a time, and one night she skated over to me and said Gruss Gott! Another time, in German, want to see me do something? I smiled. I was too shy to say anything. I had grown up in an Indian family in Uganda, Africa, we were refugees in a UN camp in Austria, with a very uncertain future. Of course, at 14, it was all an adventure for me. I Read more [...]

My Really Big Marketing Mistake or What is this Site all About?

A marketing consultant wrote about beyond-karma.com, using it as an example of how not to market, saying: Take a look at this site on the topic of meditation - and the products they are offering under the "books" tab. Notice anything strange? I do! They have some incredible products targeting a sweet spot in a market that badly needs their information - how overcome the difficulty so many people have with meditation. At stake is our very happiness, health and quality of life - but for all of Read more [...]

Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi Tim , a reader, recently donated and received some books, and I went over to his site, and found this little gem on Ramana Maharshi, and I had to lift it. Thanks, Tim! Ramana Maharshi was a great teacher. He promoted Inquiry—a passive looking at thoughts. For a time, because of problems in translation from Tamil to English, it was thought that Inquiry—Vichara—meant analytical investigation. It does not. It means a passive looking, not through the mind, but through awareness, Read more [...]