Trigger warning: Suicidal ideation

This blog is based on my personal experience, and not in any way meant to dissuade those who want to seek professional mental health help.

Mind is a choice; it can make you a ‘beautiful servant’ or else a ‘dangerous master’. There is a ‘middle way’…

Buddha, unfortunately, said “Mind is everything”. He figured out, without flaunting on LinkedIn, that whatever we become is due to the quality of our thoughts and also actions. …

Border trade between India and China is the highest at NathuLa Pass in Sikkim. Yet, its true potential has not been used. It was estimated in 2005 by a study group that this trade would fetch India Rs. 353 crores (2010) and Rs. 573 crore (2020). But in 2016, the…

To hurt or to be not hurt is a choice. We make such choices, stemming from our quality of thoughts. The way we have been parented also counts. The way we socialise, the way we learn, too. The choice to hurt others often transcends, and thus humanity is in a…

What ‘vibes’ do these urban cities give?

It surely makes us a so-called decent living, getting us access to quick amenities and necessities, yet the philosophy of these urban cities does not offer us the iota of mental peace and social empathy. Why? …

When you replace gratitude with expectations, you stop disappointing yourself or life anymore. Yes, it’s possible to make peace with yourself.

When was the last time you thanked your knees, legs, hands, head, eyes, nose, etc.? As you know, they have functioned with you so far.

When was the last…

Meditation is mind’s nutrition, like a food diet. It’s also one of the pillars of Buddha’s eightfold noble path, especially right mindfulness which eventually coexists with right view, right concentration and also enables holistic development of body and behaviour, too.

Meditation is as essential as a reason to live, survive…

Savita (name changed), a student of mass media based in Mumbai, is feeling partially relieved to study online during the current pandemic. She tells me that she often endures “casteist slurs” from her college friends lounging near the college canteen.

While attending lectures online, she keeps her video off and…

The system of Dhamma (Buddh-ism) concerns itself with pain, suffering, moderation, balance, equanimity, self-discipline, purification, wisdom, virtue, kamma, rebirth, tolerance, loving-kindness, meritorious action, selflessness, universal compassion, the law of opposites, non-attachment, meditation, freedom, enlightenment, nothingness, nibbana, and all of these aspects blend together into one, great, harmonious whole, before they…

In 70 pages, the Vajrayana Buddhist writer and a popular voice in the Dhamma circle, Sogyal Rinpoche, tells the thing “as it is”. Written in a very lucid language using succinct words, without any evangelical intent, the book is nothing but a compilation of his speeches and short writings.

Having…

Jaimine

A libertarian professor based in Mumbai, youtubing at times, and reading books all-the-time. I write too. Dhamma practitioner.

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