Self inquiry has its root in solving the riddle of death. Though most of us live in denial of this fact, it has the secret to the truth. No wonder this was a question which not only set me on my path of self-inquiry but also Buddha and Nachiketa in the Katha Upanishad, and every other inquirer across space and time. In this article, I describe my journey of self-inquiry with this question, interwoven with the other historical characters I have mentioned. … Read More Self inquiry: Have you questioned Death?
An article describing how my father was my first teacher who laid an impregnable foundation for self inquiry in me through his emphasis on rationalism, logical thinking and love for reading.… Read More The “Disturbing” Teachers on my Path of self inquiry – Part 1 (The Rationalist, Mathematician and Reader)
This was a breakthrough article for me. It starts out with where I left in my previous article, “The Play of Identities between the Reader and Writer : Rise of self knowledge. In exploring my relationship with my reader, in this article I discover that if I have any view-point, my whole writing is based on that viewpoint. I got an insight while writing this article that self inquiry cannot have a viewpoint to begin with.… Read More If or When my Text Disturbs You? self inquiry
This article explores how a very subtle, complex and unconscious relationship comes into action between a reader and writer, in a seemingly simple act of reading. It further explores how being aware of this relationship can lead to understanding oneself deeply. … Read More The Play of Identities between the Reader and Writer: and the Rise of Self Knowledge
An article which starts off with describing the various classifications of the ancient Hindu way of living and their relevance for the modern world. But I run into a self dialogue with myself about what is my viewpoint while I am writing this article. For the rest of the article I spend time exploring how my viewpoints are not fixed but fluid. … Read More A Life Lived in Entirety : Four Aims, Four Stages and Four Classes of Human Life – Part 1
An article explaining how consciousness evolves in individuals through different stages as a change in self identity. I examine my own evolution and show that it is a universal model which was present in ancient Hindu culture as well as present in modern writers of the west such as Anodea Judith. … Read More Donning my new identity as a Philosopher – A Discussion on Evolution of Consciousness and Personal Identities