Thursday, June 30, 2005

Eckhart Tolle Daily quotes

one can also add this site to one's own blog ( I don't know how !! must read it ! )

Non-conceptual, Self-knowing Awareness (bob sailor adamson)

I was searching for ' awareness' , and ' consciousness' and 'enlightenment' etc and found this Bob Sailor Adamson site. He starts his intro a la Rene Descartes ; ' I think , therefore, I am!'. And talks a lot of sense about consciousness and links to various similar , useful sites. Here's link to Bob saior sight. And Mr.Bob ' Sailor' Adamson was helped into enlightment by Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

blog on crossword puzzles

This is a blog on the cryptic hindu crossword puzzles !

Monday, June 27, 2005

R.D.Laing, phychiatrist

Today and yesterday's ' citing' in economic times have been browsed. Came across this ' R.D.Laing'. who's R.D.Laing ? Here it is :

Ronald David Laing (October 7, 1927August 23, 1989), was a psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness and particularly the experience of psychosis. He is noted for his views, influenced by existential philosophy, on the causes and treatment of mental illness, which went against the psychiatric orthodoxy of the time. He is often associated with the anti-psychiatry movement although, like many of his contemporaries also critical of psychiatry, he himself rejected this label.

From Wikipedia article :

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nisargadatta Maharaj, alias 'maruti' the cigarette vendor, who, according to many learned men, has become ' enlightened' . I don't remember, where from the internet, I got to know his name. His Book, ' I am that' ( tatvam asi ), is the most famous of them all. Searched 'clusty'. Got the following web sites. Not browsed or read them but need to. Here the sites are :

browse them in leisure.

internet offers a tremendous and the easiest platform for likeminded ( on any matter) people to join and form communities : here's the yahoo group link on Nisargadatta fans :

Friday, June 24, 2005

Tanizaki was one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, and remains perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Soseki. Junichiro Tanizaki ( July 24, 1886 - July 30, 1965)

He wrote some great books and here's the amazon page on the books he wrote :

And here is the wikipedia link on junichiro tanizaki

and Tanizaki's predecessor, Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), is considered as ' foremost japanese author'. Here's the wikipedia link :

Here's the amazon link on Natsume Soseki :

read all the reviews, in leisure.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Kazuo Ishiguro interview

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Nagasaki born, Londoner , renowned writer and a booker prize winner in 1989. Nominated, 4 times for booker. Unorthodox narrative style, reporterly. Here's his interview in januarymagazine.

January magazine best sellers are here :

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

George Gurdjieff sites & Links

One on attention and there's a book whose review you should read in amazon :

Good succint Gurdjieff site with a lot of useful links :

and the George Gurdjieff reading guide :

'how to?' askmen;fashion&lifestyle

and here are the wierd male expressions and slang and their real meanings and origins :

Awkward situations ? how ? askmen !

how to handle awkward situations ? from ask

here's the link :

Monday, June 20, 2005

meditation site 1

typed ' TES hypothesis'. One the links took me to mediation site. Very easy. Elucidating. Simple and succint.

Jalaluddin Rumi Site

Here 's the site on Hazrath Jalaluddin Rumi, often quoted by Osho. When I read some Osho books some 12 years ago in 1992 or round abouts, he quoted Jalaluddin Rumi and Haquim Senai and George Gurdjieff. Mr.Christopher Caldon says emphatically that, among the westerners, Gurdjieff is one of the enlightened.
Here the site of Jalaluddin Rumi.

beautiful poems on this site !!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Comic Fiction Winner

Courtesy Sunday Express : this book has won the prize "Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction :

" A short history of tractors in Ukranian" by Marina Lewycka.

Here;'s the amazon link for review. Read it in leisure :

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Gurdjieff, Ramanan & UGK (sites)

Today, I visited :

and read this article ' do you have a soul?'. What were your take aways ?
1) It's impossible to prove with any tangible evidence that human beings have a soul and there is re-birth. Most possibly there is none.
2) 'enlightenment' is a physical condition of brain. Some men are biologically and neurotically more suited to this condition, than many others. It cannot be attained by practice ( one can get better ) and that their DNA is coded that way.
3) Enlightenment is no guarantee that the person who got 'it' become more ethical or responsible. Osho and George Gurdjieff were certainly more enlightened but corrupt.
4)Ramana Maharshi and R.K.Paramahamsa were also enlightened souls.
5) So called 'spiritually gifted ' too ; are like ' geniuses' in other fields such as science, sports , fine arts like music and paintings and other fields of human creativity. Their genetic structure and DNA is more disposed that way. These obvious gifts and bounties do not necessarily make them better human beings.
AT the end, the author, Mr.Christopher Calder suggested some useful sights. One of them is -

Mr.Calder wrote , according to him, ' Mr.U.G.Krishnamurti spoke more truth than anyone he know, but he (mr.calder) had never met him or he knew whether or not Mr.UGK was ' enlightened'. There are some very good audio and video clips of speeches of Mr.UGK are available. In fursath, you can download them and listen them on your computer. And send them to Malli too ; the true seeker !
and here is the rest from Mr.Christoher Calder :

Ramana Maharshi Every major religious group in India agreed that Ramana Maharshi was enlightened.
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was a liar and drunk who many consider enlightened despite it all.
17th Karmapa, an interesting Buddhist teacher. -

Friday, June 17, 2005

visit meditation site

great insightful articles here ! I learnt that our calories which we derive from food, actually come from the star nearest to earth. Our survival is due to cosmic forces.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Kasi Vishy
Kasi is one of the distinct individuals I ever met. For a man who's 2 years younger to me, he has so much knowledge and is so insighful of the events that occured in different phases of history. His depth and breadth both have surprised me ! Look, that's what ' quality living ' is all about. !

Some of the casual remarks he made during our conversations will haunt me for a long time to come. One, when I mentioned about Orhan Pamuk, and his loss of identity after taking to agnosticism, Kasi said ' it's like people , evolved people, missing the fun of human sacrifice' ! LOL ! great joke !

Second one is ' even non-violence' is a disguised form of violence. If Gandhi said ' I'm non violent' all he means is ' Look beta ! I may be lean and feeble. But, if you touch me and should anything happen to me, there are 30 crore people who will skin you Brits alive ! ' . Non violence is a veiled threat.

Third, today, he said, ever so insightfully, when he casually mentioned Che Guevara ( now, boy, how many people among your friends know of Che, Dr.Earnesto Guevara ? Not even Ramesh .p , or K.G.Rungs, I bet ! )- that " Che should be remembered for his concern for humanity' ". Now, that's what historians remember Che for !

Today, ( 14.June.05), Kasi asked me to get e-versions of these following books :

1) " Intelligent Woman's guide to Socialism" by George Bernard Shaw.

2) "Bolscheviks of 1917 " by Bertrand Russel

3) and "Rights of Man" by Thomos Paine.Do some search on net and see if any e-versions are available.

Monday, June 13, 2005

virtual suck

Internet is becoming really really addictive to me.

on one hand, you want to browse all the literary reviews at

on the other, you want to learn all about sociology on

on the other, you want to visist and read one feature article every day.

on the other, you want to read at least 2 poems at

where is the time ?