Love is your first step into the heart. Until you love, you won’t even know that there exists a heart that can sing, dance, celebrate, get hurt, and be crushed.
Primarily, you and I are ‘bhogīs’, ‘enjoyers’! Let me clarify before you misunderstand. Within you, there exists a structure of bhoga or happiness or enjoyment or contentment—in short some experience! In other words, whether in the name of external enjoyment or internal meditation and practice of samādhi, you are primarily seeking experiences.
Sudheendra Chaitanya is a Hindu monk based in Bangalore, India. After completing Engineering, he studied the scriptures at Chinmaya Mission in 1991, and continued with Mission work until 2005.
He now chooses to spend time with himself, observing life—people and happenings—keenly, and his insights flow out as writings. As a serious investigator into the core issues of life, Sudheendraji connects to people and subjects of life alike…with intimate directness. He has also authored several books. Notable among them are Blooming in the Open, The How, What and Why of I and God and Personal Worship. In a lucid narrative, his writings deliver fundamental insights, ruthlessly searing through conditioned thoughts and beliefs, but nourishing the soul with care.
Sometimes nourishing, sometimes revealing...