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Dhyaan and Samadhi … What are they ?

So you have been to India, or you practice Yoga, or Meditation, or trying to progress along your spiritual journey, You would have definitely heard these two words, “Dhyaan” (ध्यान ) and “Samadhi” (समाधी ). I have also heard some people use these words interchangeably, in wrong contexts, even understand them in a wrong way. So, I thought I would try and de-mystify these words for you. Lets start simple, both words are NOT the same. one is a “Process” and the other is a “State/Frame”, they cannot be used interchangeably. In order to delve deep, let us first see the definition of “Samadhi” and why people try to get there. Now before we get there, a standard Disclaimer.Disclaimer: All thoughts mentioned are my own, this is purely my understanding. You may choose to differ or agree. This post is not intended to prove anyone’s understanding right or wrong or what ever.Now, that we have got it out of our way, Samadhi, by definition means “same state” or “state of oneness” with everything el…

Love is the Enemy !!!

Well, I am certainly not talking about Nick Black’s song and I am certainly not against love. Then what is this you ask? While I let you think about what this blog is all about, go ahead, listen to the song anyway Now this is about indeed about a “different kind of love”. Today, we talk about the scaling of our environments. Not all of our IT environments are actually scalable in every way. Network is perhaps the most scalable thing that you would see in the IT infrastructure today, if we think for a moment as to why is that, why can a 300 MHz CPU, 256 MB RAM, with virtually no storage outperform an application running on tens or hundred's of beefy servers? Why can network components handle tens of thousands of connections which hundreds of servers have a tough time processing. (I know some of you might be going… Err! … Servers actually have to process it, and not just forward it! )The answer lies very simply and plainly with us. “LOVE”, what I actually mean by this is basically w…