Bangalore to Hubli: from agony to ecstasy

[Editor’s Note: My good friend and ex-colleague Shriram undertook an amazing trip last year. Shriram is a cyclist and a runner. He belittles his running but he’s blessed with natural abilities. With no training plan and just two long 30k runs under his belt, he knocked off a full marathon (Auroville 2011) in 3:55. But …

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Made men of the mafiosi runner’s body

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain With the world turning circles running ’round my brain I guess I’m always hoping that you’ll end this reign But it’s my destiny to be the king of pain For all you non-Police fans out there, the above lyrics are from King of Pain (Synchronicity album). This post …

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A definition for pleasure and pain

I found the following gem in Pandit Usharbudh Arya’s Mantra & Meditation: The Lawbook of Manu (IV.60) states: All dependency on other than one’s self is pain, Whatever is controlled by one’s self is pleasure; Know this to be, briefly, the definition of pain and pleasure.

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