Sky Gazing

Gayatri Jayaraman
Yathā bhuta ñana dassana || Reality as it is || Contemplation, Meditation, Inspiration ||
Created 06 Apr 2021
  • "All My Mothers"
    08 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Dear Readers, Wish you a happy festive season across the board. A brief update. First, my book Anitya, How to Make the Most of Change and Transform Your Life, published by Hachette India released in O...
  • Books 1.5 On the fringe of the fringe of the fringe: Women Mystics
    13 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    I have held myself back from giving it all up and walking north with my dog several times over the last couple of decades, and I have met women on my journeys who did not share my restraint. You don’t...
  • Books 1.4: Kabir kab se bhaye vairagi
    06 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Gorakhnath asks Kabir: “Tell me, O Kabir, when did your vocation begin? Where did your love have its rise?” Rabindranath Tagore’s translations of Kabir’s poetry adds a transcendental layer to the lang...
  • Books 1.3 Draupadi Draupadi Draupadi & Dopdi
    03 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Lest you thought three books in consonance was too ambitious, I went for four. I have been reading multiple versions of Draupadi simultaneously and was just keen to share my thoughts. I revisited Maha...
  • Books 1.2 Two Truths, or Three, of Being a Tree
    01 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    I first read Sumana Roy’s How I Became A Tree (Aleph India), when it was published in 2017. Why am I reflecting on it now? I don’t think I can say with any honesty that I have finished reading it. It’...
  • Books 1.1: What is the Buddha?
    23 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    The Book of Buddha, Penguin India, 2005 Every contemplation of the Buddha’s teachings begins with a contemplation of the life of the Buddha. Why? Isn’t it sufficient to have read one version, or to ha...
  • The Boat. The Buddha's Teachers. 3 Qs
    12 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    A brief hello first. I’ve been away. You may have noticed. I wasn’t away away, I mean, we’re in lockdown, but I was thinking. I thought it might be better than speaking. And the result was that I set ...
  • 3 Pastors & the Problem with God
    23 May 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    In these weeks of death and destruction, with everyone asking where is God at a time like this, like Marc Anthony for Caesar, I come to pray that the congregation redeem him his reputation. I am leavi...
  • Poem 9 - Wait
    23 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Wait. Don’t give up hope yet. Dead Stars and Other Poems is an ongoing collection I'm writing. This one is Poem 55 in the book. Written & Read by Gayatri Jayaraman (c) Gayatri Jayaraman, 2021 Set to M...
  • Poem 8 - River Dance
    23 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    The leaping river is a destructive river. Let us not destroy with our blindness. Dead Stars and Other Poems is an ongoing collection I'm writing. This one is Poem 56 in the book. Written & Read by Gay...
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