In the late 60’s, after NASA had completed a series of groundbreaking space adventures, reporters interviewed different people to gauge their reaction to the events. When they reached a grave-looking monk he shocked the reporter with a radically different perspective. He was saddened by the direction of modern civilization, and wasn’t overly excited by the advances in astro-travel. When quizzed why, he responded “now man is diverting his attention further and further outside for answers, for purpose, for happiness – but actually we have to explore deeper and deeper within.”
In the modern materialistic climate, our vision, analysis and interaction with the world can be on a very superficial level. Despite this all-pervading influence, many philosophers, theologians, scientists and great thinkers have discussed and debated with a view to understanding the world in a more profound way. The sages of the East were no different. In the ancient body of literatures known as the Vedas, they documented a spiritual understanding of the self, the universe and the deeper purpose in the journey of life. This became known as ‘tattva’ – essential truths and principles which underpin universal reality. Knowledge of this tattva can help one excel on all levels – physically, emotionally, socially, and most importantly, spiritually.
This blog is a humble attempt to discuss elements of this tattva. The posts are diverse and cover topics ranging from religion to relationships, science to sociology, leadership to lifestyle management. We hope they will be ‘food for thought’ in a world that (consciously or unconsciously) is yearning for fresh perspectives and newer paradigms.