The Monkey Brain & the Human Spirit

Everyone in psychology talks about the two brains that drive our actions -behavioral economics talks about the system 1 (active) and system 2 (passive), Switch (Chip and Dan Heath) talks about the elephant (emotion) and the rider (logic), A whole new mind (Daniel Pink) talks about the creative and critical thinking brains. The left and the…

My Spiritual Journey

I come from a family of ‘varkaris’.  A family, with 150 years of history steeped in spiritual pursuit. It was at the early age of 5-6 when I started reading Bhagwad Gita, Dnyaneshwari, Ramayana and Mahabharata. I would go with my grandmother to listen to bhagwat pravachan, kirtan, etc almost every day. However, at that time my motivation was…

A God of Rituals

A recent conversation I was having with someone on Reddit regarding my point of view on spirituality and God – Finding God is what prompted this article. This article is a logical extension of that viewpoint. A lot of times spiritualism gets lost in the fog of pious devotion and ritualism. A lot of times these practices…

Finding God

When I was born I was a Hindu. Why? Because my parents told me so. They told me Vishnu existed, so he did, they told me Shiva existed, so he did, they told me Brahma existed, and so he did. I was told we are Vaishnavas and so we were. I was told I should be vegetarian, teetotaler and pious, and so I was….