Monday, December 25, 2006

Madras in Margazhi

There is no doubt that Margazhi is the most pleasant month in Chennai.Music performances and Thiruppavai discourses compete with each other for the number of places where they are held.If you are a connoisseur of arts and a spiritual aspirant,you are doubly blessed to be in Chennai around this time.

It is interesting that we keep learning newer things every year about Andal's magnum opus.It is a delight to know the various levels of meanings attributable to the same pasuram.If one hopefully keeps growing spiritually every year,one will savour a different Thiruppavai every year.

Having darshan of the Lord in the temples early in the morning is an additional bonus.Spending Margazhi in Chennai gives us enough maturity to see through the remaining months of the year.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

we are not winning.we are not losing.

President Bush was at his obfuscational best when he rationalised about his adventure in Iraq."We're not winning.We're not losing."Then what are we doing? Should more lives be lost before there is a definitive answer?