I am happy to mention that I have crossed a small milestone in this maiden blog venture thanks to all your encouragement and acknowledgment.
The total number of posts has touched double digit!
I see from the blog statistics – 628 hits in total so far!
My intention on writing this blog is to have active discussion in this topic but I believe it is not serving its purpose because of the number of comments so far (16).
I could sense it is more of one-sided inputs from my side and hence the topics being written looks like more of theory and guidelines rather than being written in the mode of expecting any active discussion.
In our Upanishadic tradition the quest for knowledge begins when a question is raised by the seeker (Student) to the felicitator (Guru or an experienced person). The Guru does not give the answer immediately. Instead he puts a relevant counter question to enable the seeker to seek the solution by his own effort. This process continues until both the seeker and the Guru mutually agrees to a conclusion. It becomes a mutual dialogue and both the Guru and the Seeker learn together that aids in culmination of the absolute truth.
We are all seekers struggling in this material world striving to find answers to these basic questions on spirituality:
- Where did we come from?
- Who am “I”?
- What is this “I”?
- Why are we subject to the four-fold miseries – birth, death, old age and disease perpetually?
- What is the destination on quitting this material body”
I would like to share my conversations in social media with fellow seekers over the past few years on these topics. In this way, it is my earnest endeavour that it will be possible for me to convey things that can be discussed and debated and knowledge can thus be shared.
For the purpose of mentioning the conversation details,
“Seeker 1” refers to the person initiating the conversation and
“Seeker 2” is “Humbly yours”.
This guideline will be followed in the coming posts.