The dance of duality

As long as we are shrouded in the illusion of separation, relationships can be a source of pain and conflict. Therefore they also constitute a path that can return us to our wholeness and perfection, says Suma Varughese As my suburban train started from the station, a young girl dashed in and barreled into a substantial lady standing near the door. The lady let out a stream of invectives, the young

Life is relationship

For J Krishnamurti, the philosopher-savant of our times, relationships constituted the seeker’s meditation mat. Here below are excerpts from his work that sum up the essence of his teaching Life is a process of relationship. There is no life without relationship. This is a fact. You may be a hermit, you may be a monk, you may withdraw from all society, but you are related. As a human being,

Enlightened relationships

If you pursue the goal of salvation through a relationship, you will be disillusioned again and again. But if you accept that the relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy, then the relationship will offer you salvation, says writer and guru, Eckhart Tolle Unless and until you access the consciousness frequency of presence, all relationships, and particularly intimate

Five secrets of fulfilling relationships

World guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar unravels the secrets of nurturing and maintaining a relationship What are the secrets of a relationship? How does a relationship develop? First is the attraction. But, if you get what you are attracted to too easily, the charm goes away. However, if it becomes just a little bit difficult to have what you are attracted to, then you develop love for it. What

A seeker wife opens up new channels of communication with the fun-loving man she married for love a quarter of a century ago By Chitra JhaI met an army captain in 1983, while travelling in a train from my hometown in Punjab to my workplace in Calcutta. It was a long haul, which offered ample time for a friendship to develop. This friendship culminated in holy matrimony after a year-and-a-half. We were perfectly

No exit clause

You can never give up on the relationships that really matter By Megha Bajaj Megha is, above all, a seeker. These days sheis attempting to find herself in the role of a teacherthrough the online writing course designed by her. You can know more about her on Things weren’t going right in a very close relationship of mine a couple of years ago. No matter how much I did,