I just realized the essay I submitted a bit haphazardly last month to the Under 35 project was published on their site. Largely biographical if you’re interested, and probably also the beginning of a lot more exploration into issues of identity and belonging.
All posts in category Formal / Retreat
Posted by sharanam on October 9, 2011
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.–Albert Einstein
Posted by sharanam on July 21, 2011
What is the condition of the mind before wanting arises? It is actually quite okay, isn’t it? The mind that is not disturbed by wanting anything at all is peaceful. It is when wanting arises that we feel the itch, but if we scratch the itch straight-away–gratifying the desire immediately without stopping to investigate–we won’t notice how irritating desire can be.
Posted by sharanam on May 27, 2011
It is hard to live
the life of renunciation;
are difficult to find pleasant.
Yet it is also hard to live
the householder’s life;
there is pain
when associating with those
among whom one feels no companionship.
Posted by sharanam on May 12, 2011