Saturday, December 27, 2008

Krishnam Kalaya Sakhi Sundaram

This is a beautiful composition. I first heard it from Unnikrishnan's magical vocal chords, but the one here is a more a kirtan style rendition. It has those lovely Indian cymbals in the background(khartaal, manjeera etc.), which make you feel its a next door kirtan, yet has beautiful micro tones and classical touch.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rashid Khan

Reminds me of college days, had the pleasure of enjoying Ustad from an arms distance.

Here is a wonderful, bhairavi bhajan, aaj radha brij ko chali.

And here is an even better, but embedding of this link is disabled. Its a very famous composition, sung by almost every one, Kahiyo re Prabhu Aawan ki

Monday, December 15, 2008


Knowledge exists in relation to yourself. You know that you know. You experience knowledge.

In other words knowledge becomes an experience. Similarly no experience exists without knowledge of it. Knowledge and experience are one package.

Even about experiences you have no knowledge of, lets say, dying or I dont know, some sensory experience which you have never had before, you cant create that experience without knowing it. The moment it surfaces, the knowledge is there, that it is this, or it is not this. Every new experience then is brought into the domain of knowing or in other words naming.

Naming is fundamental to experience hence everything is related knowledge.

The precondition of all knowing and all experience is Self. The I AM.
This then brings us to the turning point, that is the fact you are, the “I AM” the fundamental knowing, which is your own self, is that also knowledge? Or is the “I am” experience? May be its both, You know that u are and you experience that you are. May be its too silly to talk about this.

Monday, December 08, 2008


Either you can be centered on universe(happenings) or you can be centered on Self.
If you are centered on Self, the universe can be seen, you experience that u
are experiencing; But the 'You" takes the center.

The Self is always calm, always same, always still.

If you are centered on universe, the Self gets lost, you become the experience,
you become the dry leaf which is vulnerable to vicissitude of ever changing ever-threatening-universe.

The universe(subdued self) is always restless, always changing, always dynamic.


I am thinking , that I am thinking
Its all, after all my thinking.
Does thinking create me ? Or I create thinking ?

I dont know, I can never know
for all knowing is thinking.