“The offering of wisdom is better than any material offering, Arjuna; for the goal of all work is spiritual wisdom.” (Bhagavad Gita 4:33) Reading these ancient words from The Bhagavad Gita this morning on a flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis, I was struck with inspiration. The goal of all work is spiritual wisdom? What a life-changing truth! Contemplating this deceptively simple statement, I had several revelations:
It began as a simple idea. I wanted to learn about the web by starting a web page.
The date was December 14th 1995. The first page was probably less than 100 words long. It simply was the Gayatri Mantra, and a brief explanation. The internet archive at web.archive.org only goes back to December 1998 for the original ‘site’ which was hosted on my ISP :-)
Every once in a while, when the digital stimulus from the virtual world (email, social networking, websites and more) becomes excessive, and I start feeling a little overwhelmed by it all, I make a conscious decision to “unplug” myself from all of it for a little while.
One such occurrence happened a few days back, after a particularly long day at work, followed by my participation in some twitter ‘chats’ on ‘leadership’ and ‘social media’ that went late into the night.
I woke up the next day, and decided that I needed a break. So, I posted this message on twitter.
My memory of meeting her via twitter is hazy – I do remember that my good friend Wayne Mcevilly ‘introduced’ me to her. Her comments were always insightful and introspective – the sign of one who ‘thinks before they speak’. Then, I happened to read one of the articles on her blog about her trip to India and her spiritual experiences there. Her writings were also full of references to her work as a scientist.
I decided to talk to her on your behalf. To find out what we could learn from her, that would help us in our respective spiritual journeys. And to answer the question – Can Science exist without Spirituality?
An interview with a musical genius, native American Indian, spiritual seeker who is memorizing the entire Sama Veda and who has traveled to India in the past seeking spiritual guidance and peace. Find out what he knows that we are perhaps forgetting – the value of leading a spiritual life without ‘conversion’….