Thursday, January 29, 2009


One of my readers posted a comment yesterday asking why I have not been posting any new articles on this blog site. I apologize for the long silence. Here is a rather lengthy explanation and a resolution:

For the past few months I have been wrestling with some medical problems which resulted in my arms and wrists practically dysfunctional. Thanks to a drug I have been taking, now they have regained a reasonable amount of strength. I should start writing soon.

Also, last Christmas, as a gift to my friends and a few relatives I thought I would put together all the articles in the blog in the form of a book and present it to them. I did. My wife is currently editing the book. There is a possible offer to publish it from India. (My wife got only 5 copies printed as a hard copy and the rest I sent electronically by e-mail.)

Once that job was done, I didn't have either the energy or the motivation (especially since I didn't have an overwhelming response to the articles I had already posted) to continue writing. Now that someone has made a noise about it, I am prompted to write again.

I am wondering about what I should write about next: Here is a thought: I will see if any of you is interested in it: when I was teaching my Eastern Philosophy I used to make up a "Love Upanishad". Would it be interesting to writing about the "Myths and Realities of Love"? Of course, it might take a few weeks (I would say two to three) to write an article on it. Let me know your interest.


Oliver Harvey said...

Yes please, Moorty! I think this would be a really interesting article to read, and I very much look forward to seeing it..I check back here now and again, and it was nice to read that you're planning a book too..
I hope your arms feel better...and allow you to write!

Anonymous said...

Yes please continue publishing whatever you feel like writing. anything is fine

Individual said...

Write and share whatever you can ... If you likes it ..., but do take care of your good Heath friend .

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

My name is K. Srinivasan, age 39.I hope you are doing well. I had the opportunity to "see" UG and not "meet" him when i was 21. THis happened through a friend of mine, Giridhar who was 10-12 years elder to me, when we went to see UG in Chennai, Ashok Nagar. That was the only interaction, for about an hour and it dumbfounded me as I was brought up in the most orthodox religious ways. I believe it resulted only because of my limited efforts in constant namasmarana in my life, till that time, which brought about the chance to be in the presence of UG.

Now,so much for me. Since that time, for about 18 years, his was the only path which tormented me and kept my internal attention occupied, off and on, but my own inertia did not allow the fire to catch fully. I came to know about UG's passing away only in April 2010. This greatly unsettled me because when I was interacting with Giridhar, he mentioned clearly that UG had said in one of his conversations that he would depart this physical frame at the age of 98, 7 years after JK's passing away at 91 years(though knowing UG's sense of humour he would only have been kidding)and I was in the time warp thinking I would at least get one more audience with him. But this news landed on me as if someone had ripped apart a portion of me and really destroyed the complacence that there is ample time to die. I know there is no way out of this feeling. I am thankful to you for writing about his last few days. As long as we are part of the human species we cannot but identify physically and take part in grief and joy. May all of us die sooner and live thereafter to see our demise. God Bless.