• REFLECTIONS ON SOLITUDE and other Essays (ISBN: 978-1-46205-436-7) is now available for purchase as a paperback or an e-book.  The book can be purchased online from iUniverse, Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and other booksellers.

    REFLECTIONS ON SOLITUDE and other ESSAYS explores a diverse range of topics. The excerpts below show how elegantly he deals with such topics:

    Mysticism in Mathematics -“Twentieth century giants such as Gödel and Einstein come to mind as examples of modern mystics; their mathematical achievements are crowned without their denying the existence of a supreme reality. Despite the scepticism of the scientific community, the fact remains that mathematics and mysticism exist concurrently as necessary requisites for anyone who wishes to adequately comprehend the universe.”

    Limiting question and science – “Remember, a limiting question is a question which is relevant to the nature of being but cannot be answered by science alone even though it remains integral to the scientific community. By embracing religion, science can turn yesterday’s limiting questions into today’s newfound discoveries, thereby broadening the frontiers of science and our understanding of the nature of existence as a whole.”

    Importance of current moment – “The Favourite Student describes an essential philosophy: “There are three principles by which I live my life. The first principle is that the most important time is the present moment. This never changes. My focus and awareness is on the immediate present. The second principle is that the most important person in my life is the person that I am within the present moment. This never changes. All of my focus and attention is on the person that I am with. The third principle is that the most important action for me to take is to love the person that I am within the present moment. This never changes. All of my focus and attention is on loving the person or people that I am with in the present moment. Therefore, it follows that in every moment the student or students that I am with are my favourite students.”

    Corporate culture – “Intellectuals, even organic intellectuals with counter-hegemonic values, retain the ability to play a significant role in sustaining consumer culture. “

    Love- “Love is born through the realization that if I hurt another then I am hurting myself also. This sense of unity is necessary in order for love to be present. Duality and separation cannot exist with love.”

  • The Prince and the Potter  (ISBN: 978-1-44012-402-0) is now available for purchase as a paperback or an e-book.
    The book can be purchased online from iUniverse, Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and other booksellers. It is also available from Atma Ram & Sons, 1376, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi – 110006 (atmaram_books@hotmail.com).
    THE PRINCE AND THE POTTER is the tale of Prince Ananda’s journey to awakening. The story begins with Ananda enjoying a life of luxury and follows him as he departs from the palace to become a Buddhist monk in a forest monastery. Here he is brought under the tutelage of the wise abbot Kondanna, through whom he learns the essence of the Buddha’s teachings. But these teachings require him to leave the monastery in order to follow his own path to enlightenment. Along the way, he meets his soul mate, Anjali, and discovers his creative voice. The Prince and the Potter is at once insightful and entertaining, a must read for all who are embarking on the spiritual path.

    The Prince and the Potter is a concise but essential piece of literature that conveys the true insight of the dharma.”
    —Rev. Truong Thach Dhammo, abbot of Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Temple, and member of the Buddhist delegation to the United Nations

    The Prince and the Potter weaves the timeless wisdom of Buddhist philosophy into an imaginative dreamlike tale.”
    —Brian Henry, instructor, Ryerson University

    “The Prince and the Potter is an excellent book which effortlessly explains to the reader the main principles of Buddhism and how to embark on the spiritual path and/or seek enlightenment in ones life.I found the book extremely well written, very descriptive and really found myself understanding the characters well. Most of the books I’ve read on this and similar subjects are more like instruction manuals and far less interesting to read, often using very complicated terminology and jargon that I personally find difficult to follow.The Prince and the Potter has inspired me to read more on the subject. I do hope the author writes a sequel as I am eager to learn more!”
    –Joe Bourne’s review on Waterstone’s

    Prince and the Potter has now been translated into Hindi as Rajkumar aur Kumbhakar.  It is available from Atma Ram & Sons, 1376, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi – 110006.