I have been involved in several attempts at community. A lot of learning from how a lot has failed and died, as much as what has lived and thrived. Some insights I share below. Know a few people who have also succeeded in some ways. Some of the communities that I have been a part of are- some are pan India, some more local, some even global. ChittaSangha, Learning Societies, Barkheda, Pancham, Friends’ Retreat, Switzerland Sangha of Being, BasicIndia/ Neredu/ Samuel’s, Tao/CoEvolve loose family! Some insights: 1. The fundamental (innermost) must be seen and kept the fundamental- and must be … Continue reading Death & Life: Lessons from attempts at building community
Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me.~ Rumi My dear friend Arjun Som shared this video today and it touched me deeply. Thanks dearest brother. Felt I must share with you. “Last night I lost grip of my reality and welcomed insanity. Love saw me and said, I showed up. Wipe your tears and be silent.” – Rumi Continue reading Love said to me… – Rumi
Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of Natural Farming On the 27th January, 2014, Bhaskar Save – the acclaimed ‘Gandhi of Natural Farming’ – completes 92 years. He has inspired and mentored 3 generations of organic farmers. In 1997, Masanobu Fukuoka, the legendary Japanese natural farmer, visited Save’s farm. He described it as “the best in the world”, even better than his own farm. Indeed, Save’s farm is a veritable food forest; and a net supplier of water, energy and fertility to the local eco-system, rather than a net consumer. Save’s way of farming and teachings are rooted in his deep understanding … Continue reading Miracles born from simplicity- Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of natural farming
As I sit poised on the razor’s edge of a difficult intimate relationship, having tried everything and more. Looking at the incredible love in the relationship and a pain that only comes a close 2nd, I see that.. The ‘I’ must burn itself completely to discover what is love. And that burning is the loving. And these facebook updates take birth out of my churning… I am learning as I stumble n learn to walk the razor’s edge of the truth of love that … To really be together with another in an intimate relationship, I must learn to stand … Continue reading I don’t know. There is nothing I can do.