I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.
Today is your own. Tomorrow perchance may never come.
Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation.
Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine.
Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn’t. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord.
My academic identity is that of a folklorist, and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I’m given the illustration first.