Son et lumière

Son et lumière was a novel concept when first introduced in 1965 at the historic Lal Quila (literally, Red Fort) in Delhi; it was promoted as “the cultural event of the year.”  Just as the name suggests, spectacular Sound and Light effects were used to highlight two hundred or so years of the Red Fort …

Fruit laden trees

In his extensive collection Masnavi-i Ma’navi, the Sufi Master Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi alludes to the trees of the field and states, “Every tree that yields no fruit such as the pine and the cypress grows tall and straight, lifting up its head on high and sending all its branches upwards, whereas all the fruit …

Meal-time

Zen Master Shunryu (Suzuki) Roshi has said, “Time goes from present to past.”  Reviewed literally, this might seem illogical as we are conditioned to think that time goes from past to present and from present to future.  However, as we think of and dwell on a particular event from the past, does it not appear …