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Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck

One of the most difficult things for many westerners to understand about Hinduism is its relation to and worship of images. Because we grow up under monotheist and Abrahamic hegemony, we are often influenced – whether or not we are actually religious – by its views. And in the Abrahamic traditions, the worship of imagesFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck”

Excerpt from chapter three – the simplicity of happiness

This excerpt is quite small but the message needs few words. Here the sage tells the protagonist about the secret to happiness, which like the self needs no finding. “Happiness, like the self, is something people try hard to find and like they do the self they believe it is to be found somewhere inFortsätt läsa ”Excerpt from chapter three – the simplicity of happiness”

Excerpt from chapter two – the Flow of Life

My computer is working again so it’s time for excerpt number two from the upcoming novella Last Words of The Sage. More information about the topic of this chapter will come at the end of this post. “Here then is the story: There once was a little pebble on the bank of a river. EveryFortsätt läsa ”Excerpt from chapter two – the Flow of Life”

A time for peace and a time to hiss

The second-last chapter of my novella is finally finished. It took way longer than I’d planned but writer’s block strikes when it strikes. I’m just happy I got it done at last. Much of what that particular chapter is about is a difficult and perhaps controversial subject: When, if ever, is it right to useFortsätt läsa ”A time for peace and a time to hiss”

A small excerpt

Currently, I am working on two writing projects. The longer one is a crime novel that I hope one day will get published and help me make a living as an author. It’s not something I’m writing purely for money. If I wanted to get rich, I’d chosen a different path. But it is aFortsätt läsa ”A small excerpt”