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Goal of Life: Liberation or Happiness?

February 22, 2010


Acharya Prabodh mentioned that the goal of life is liberation and depending on our maturity we seek liberation from different things. We seek liberation from worrying about providing for food, working to pay our bills, saving money for the future … or if you are enlightened you seek liberation from the cycle of life and […]

Life, Startups & Religion

February 7, 2010


As some of you know I attend the Ram Charitra Manas class at the Chinmaya Mission, taught by Acharya Prabodh. Today was the best class I have attended to date. It linked my life, work in startups and religion in a simple unifying statement. The Acharya was explaining that “the mind is mythical”. Once you […]

Ram Charitra Manas and Startups Oct 11,2009

October 12, 2009


Before the class begins there is a small prayer and usually some kid comes and states the values if the Chinmaya Mission. One of the values is: – Give more than you take, Produce more than you consume Its a simple concept: revenue should be higher than expenses. The problem here is ‘credit’. I am […]

Orlando Magic vs Lakers

June 16, 2009


It was an amazing series. I am big Phil Jackson fan :-), more so than a lakers fan. I find basketball most fascinating in terms of how it mirrors the outcome of startups. The missed layup at the buzzer, the two free throws that Howard missed, so little is the difference between success and failure.  […]

Children are not a “Porfolio”

November 6, 2008


My dad once told me that “Children are not a portfolio”. It is not if one does well and one doesn’t you feel good. I now have 3 daughters and am begining to understand the meaning of the words.

How to attain happiness … thanks Rahul for the link

November 6, 2008


Google Tech Talks March 15, 2007 ABSTRACT If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Ricard will examine the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way […]