In the Joy of Others, Lies Our Own

The 4:45 PM sun was on its graceful descent as the first gunshot shook the air. Normally pervaded by a feeling of paramount peace, the air now reverberated with fear. The complex for spiritual worship was filled with the rancid smell of gunpowder, followed by a mouthful of debris. The hallowed halls, ornate with majestic… Continue reading In the Joy of Others, Lies Our Own

Rediscovering the Sound, Power, and Purpose of Prayer

Temples, like vegetables, come in all shapes and sizes. However, temples, especially here in the U.S., don’t get built unless there is a thriving Hindu community in the surrounding area to populate it. Therefore, big or small, temples are never empty. They’re also never quiet. Whether it’s a priest performing an archana for some late… Continue reading Rediscovering the Sound, Power, and Purpose of Prayer

Wind

I love the wind. The force of a breeze on my face or lifting me just slightly off the ground makes me feel more connected to the world around me than any other feeling. It is a freeing feeling; I let go of control over my body and my emotions, and even my concerns go… Continue reading Wind