Now, as it’s quite evident from the title itself, y’all probably must have understood that this blog is just a replica of my title, which says “Just like that” and it means that I am writing this blog just like that.

Well, to tell you the truth and dig deeper, I’d have to say that the reason for writing this article is a bit more than that. This is a promise that I made myself that no matter what, owing to my busy schedule I am going to write at least 2 articles for my blog.

And that didn’t come…


This is what I learnt from today’s lecture where Swamiji mentioned this new teaching that the Japanese follow. It’s called “Kai-Zen”, one that allows and teaches you to be efficient and work up to your potential.

In his speech, Swamiji did mention those instances where the Japanese people in a particular university chose to assemble at the end of the week and then act on a suggestion given by everyone, one that was fancy and economical.

Little by little the changes were implemented and soon the university saw a lot of positive changes. …


So, I was pretty happy, elated and in a jovial mood when I started today’s day, not to say that I am not jovial now, but at that point in time, it was as if something great had happened to me. And it did actually, which was a YouTube session by Swami Sarvapriyananda where he mentioned living in complete freedom and being free while living.

Now, the entire lecture lasted for around an hour and a half, but here are some points that I feel must be mentioned here. Among them, the first one that I would want to highlight…


Hello readers,

I hope all of you have been holding up well since the last time we talked, which was last week. So, I have to say that it’s my utmost pleasure to say that by the blessings of the Almighty and my Acharya in this Vedantic tradition, Swami Sarvapriyananda, we have been able to successfully complete the Vedantasara.

All in all there were around 35 episodes, with each episode demonstrating a few texts and then Swamiji later on describing the meaning quite elaborately and profoundly. Now, I’ll be honest here that now if you do ask me to repeat…


In the Bhagavad Gita, Bhagwan Krishna makes a mention of the mind which when trained properly can function as a friend, and when not trained properly can turn out to be the biggest enemy. In one of the lectures on spirituality that I attended recently, the speaker talked about the same thing in more detail.

Let me illustrate with the help of the following example. More often than not in our daily lives, we do encounter several such instances when we feel burnt out and look for an excuse to ditch our surroundings and set off for the Himalayas. While…


As you must have noticed in my earlier blogs that I have been emphasising a lot on ‘emptiness’, more specifically I have been referring to a Buddhist school of thought that talked about emptiness, one that regards everything as empty.

Now, you must be wondering why I am bothering so much about this emptiness quotient. Well, to be honest, I gotta concede that this is a reason that is unknown still to myself too. And, I intend to gain some clarity through this blog. …


So, after jostling amid distractions and responsibilities, I couldn’t get hold of my regular Vedantasara classes yesterday, although I did dedicate an extra amount of time meditating and focusing on breathing. Quite strangely, these days I notice that my heart craves for Vedanta and lessons on Vedanta on the days that I don’t get to read it or hear about it.

Now, sitting at my desk, with my laptop in front of me when I look at my childhood days, it comes to the knowledge that I’d be displaying similar forms of attraction towards my mates when they’d refuse to…


In the Vedantasara that I have been leafing through, actually kind of tyring to decipher, today we were taught about the concept of all the power that lies within the Self. In Sanskrit, that would be called “Aham Brahmasmi” or You are that Brahman, the absolute self.

It’s important to say here in this regard that philosophy isn’t actually as easy as it sounds — in fact it involves with itself a lot of theories which’d perhaps need to go through a lot of transition before it does actually become a reality. …


So, all this while I’ve been trying to acquaint myself with deep philosophical truths, getting into details and striving to stay there for some time. Whether or not it’s a result of spiritual fortitude, am not sure, but I can identify this intense yearning towards this philosophical knowledge.

Now, in one of the Vedanta classes that I attend online by Swami Sarvapriyananda, Swamiji mentioned this anecdote of a young prince from pre-independent India days where he got immersed seeing a portrait of a princess that belonged to Kashi. …


Some of you must have guessed this already, the headline itself makes it quite clear. This blog here is going to talk about how much this emptiness philosophy that I wrote previously in my blog pans out in reality.

Truth to be told, and since this is my blog I don’t have an option but be absolutely honest here as it’s my very own blog. Let me begin with a few lines from William Blake’s poem “Eternity” where he mentioned something like this. …

Gairika Mitra

A business journalist, keen to write on startups, bit of a writer, and a Netflix enthusiast!A part of me resides here http://gairika972.blogspot.com/

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