the core of sanathanic concept of life, as swadharma.
I will elaborate on it in later posts.
To me, Nature appears as an active incarnation of God
By Namita Gokhale
(From 'God and I' column, Deccan Chronicle, July, 2, 2008)
My relationship with God is one of trust and surrender. In good times and bad, I try to interpret the cues and prompts that life provides, and to follow the course of action that seems right in the circumstances. Faith, reason and instinct are often in conflict when one assesses the "right" thing to do, and in these situations the Hindu concept of "Swadharma" provides my answers. I try to understand the operational duties of a particular situation, and of my role in it. I come from Kumaon, in the central
The Himalayan snow peaks, "self-born mocker of man’s enterprise", are another visible emanation of God. The
Not to forget the majesty of religious literature, of chanting, and ritual, and uttered prayer. That’s when I feel closest to God, and to myself, when I am lost in prayer — which is also poetry.
— Namita Gokhale is a novelist and divides her time
between Nainital and