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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Year End Message 2019



I will not be able to post new blogs for the next few weeks. When I return, I hope to write few blogs about a remarkable section in the Rg Veda. Although two passages from this section are well-known, very few know their origins or about their author, a rishi by name Dirghatamas. Based on the first few words of this passage, it is called Asya Vaamiya Sukta. It is full of remarkable questions, imaginations and deep respect for the mysteries of the universe. This is my second most favorite section of whatever small portion of our Vedas I have read, after the Nasadiya Suktam.

At the risk of self-promotion, I wish to let you know that I have put together edited versions of many of the blogs from the past several years into a book with the title Our Shared Sacred Space. I did this because in this age of information technology, interstellar travels and instant communication, we have the technology to experience this living, breathing landscape – Mother Earth. Now we have to learn to share Her sacred space in peace.

In this book I bring together ideas from the east and the west, from science and spirituality and from reason and faith to stimulate the minds and hearts of the future generation to learn how to live with harmony in this “Our Shared Sacred Space”. 

 If you read it and agree with those thoughts, please pass it on to the younger generation. Please write a comment or criticism at the website.

As the Buddhist meditation instructs, I say “May you be well. May you be safe. May you be free from suffering.”

I offer you loving-kindness, peace, hope and  harmony for the New Year.

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