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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Nirvana - the Western thought

Westerners look to India for spiritual guidance: the proof lies in the immense success of gurus like Deepak Chopra, who have capitalised on the western quest for the mystical and divine and made millions of dollars in the process.

It helps that celebrities started the trend: Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Demi Moore, Sting and Tina Turner have all sought a slice of India's spiritual traditions.

Westerners, even the cognoscenti, seem to believe that Indians are wise and more in tune with higher consciousness than with the pursuit of worldly things.


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This blog is an offshoot of a website that I had conceived as a result of the spiritual grace and resultant inspiration during Shivaratri Y2K (http://www.jyotirlinga.com) on the joy of Shiva Bhakti and my quest for spiritual progress. Not finding the time (yep, bad excuse!), this blog suits me fine in quickly adding content... my spiritual forays and thoughts - helps log them too. My spiritual journey started with Hinduism and it's simple stories/ teachings as far back as when I was a 2nd grader, with Lord Shiva and has now found convergence with Advaitism / Duality. The Advaitism gurus like Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj; they have provided that spiritual boost of energy in many lagging moments and have tremendously influenced me ... little baby steps at a time... that will hopefully all lead upto a final crescendo. The merits of satsangh are many!

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