Navaratri is at its end, and I am grateful I have been able to read through the Chandi and keep up with my nine day vegetarian fast I chose to undergo. I feel over all this Navaratri had been one of my best ones to date, even if the tail end of it had led to some difficulties. Difficulties of which I have reflected on considerably. Continue reading “Pre to Post-Navaratri 2018 Reflection: Empathy, Limits, and Prayer for Others (Part II – Cultivating Empathy)”
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“Salutations be to you, O Narayani, you who have the power of creation, sustentation, and destruction and are eternal. You are the substratum and embodiment of the three gunas. Salutations be to you, O Narayani, O you who are intent on saving the dejected and distressed that take refuge under you. O you, Devi, who remove sufferings of all.” (Devi Mahatmya, 11:11-12)
A few weeks ago during one of the more recent tumultuous periods of American politics, online protesters started to black out their Facebook profiles. In the process, I noticed something rather concerning when I peeked in a discussion on the topic. Continue reading “Cultural (Mis)Appropriation of Kali’s Rage: A Perspective”
I just finished watching the recent remake of A Star is Born. Perhaps telling of my background and age, I never saw the previous versions, and I did not entirely feel up to binge-watching to compare. Continue reading “Mid-Navaratri Reflection: Empathy, Limits, and Prayer for Others (Part I – Boundaries)”