Free to be me

A relatively new therapy called emotional freedom techniques (EFT) promises and delivers miraculous healings for the body and mind in just minutes. Could this be the next stage in health care? Free to be meHere are the points that you need to tap on after checking your SUD and uttering the set-up phrase three times for what is called the Full Basic Recipe. Two rounds are needed. For the short-cut technique, stop

We are afraid to be stripped

An experience of choiceless awareness with Rajesh Dalal, a long-time associate of J. Krishnamurti Rajesh Dalal, who has spent 10 years with J Krishnamurti, and whose method echoes Krishnamurti’s, was in Mumbai a few months ago and in the process of interviewing him, I experienced a small satori. When Rajesh asked me what stopped me from being in the moment, I responded that my thoughts did. He took up a

Many faiths, one truth

Finding common ground among faiths can help us bridge needless divides, at a time when unified action is more crucial than ever When I was a boy in Tibet, I felt that my own Buddhist religion must be the best, and that other faiths were somehow inferior. Now I see how naïve I was, and how dangerous the extremes of religious intolerance can be today.Though intolerance may be as old as

What does your soul say?

Enneagram, a personality test, analyses all the various types of people and guides us to focus on our strengths and work on our achilles heel In Parenting“Amma, I made this for you,” said my daughter and was disappointed when I was a little preoccupied. “Oh, she is always eager for praise,” said her brother trying to tease her even more. Now, with my understanding of her as a type two,

The power of the placebo

Physicians and healers who have understood the power of the placebo effect are urging their patients to look inside, and understand the wisdom of their bodies Around the time he turned 60 years of age, my grandfather developed acute asthma. Having enjoyed good health through most of his life, the onset of asthma made him extremely cranky and irritable. He became addicted to using his inhaler to a point where my

Food you can trust

There is a growing number of restaurants all over the country that adopt an alternative approach be it vegan, organic, ayurvedic or spiritual. Enjoying an ayurvedic thali at Swadshakti, Mumbai One sign that consciousness is growing is the number of alternative restaurants that are coming into existence. Organic, ayurvedic, vegan, spiritual and natural eateries are slowly taking root in the country.