Category: Portraits

People who enriched my path

The answer is 34

Acharya Hemachandra So one basic question that would come up, if you’re writing poetry and you have 8 beats left in your stanza and you need to fill it with long and short syllables, whereContinue reading

Beginner’s mind

Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few Shunryu Suzuki

The one who knows all

Listen to those who know, Watch those who do, rest do it yourself and learn. Sarvajna, 16th century Kannada Poet The ghee made from milk,Will never become milk again.Śivayogi who has attained the knowledgeWill neverContinue reading

Seize the flower

carpe florem,” or seize the flower — that is, appreciate the fleeting beauty around you. Horace Everything dies, like fading flowers, so appreciate the beauty when you have it. It does not last.

still i rise

Maya angelou You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’CauseContinue reading

Live within

Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings – Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

Music was within me

“It was not really the external influences that made me a singer. Music was within me. I was full of it.” — Lata Mangeshkar

I am the drug

I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. – Salvador Dali There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.

No heaven, No hell

Beyond the senses is the mind; above the mind is its essence; beyond that essence is the great Self; beyond the great Self is the unmanifest. Beyond the unmanifest is the One—all-pervading and without anyContinue reading

I sit with my legs crossed

They have accused me of being disrespectful towards senior colleagues and artistes like Sivaji Ganesan, because I sit with my legs crossed in front of them. It is my habit to sit with my legsContinue reading

The unknowable

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception – Aldous Huxley There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, andContinue reading