Zen Koan #25: Parable of Three Days More – Buddhist Teaching on Attention and Awareness

A Zen master may seem insouciant, but behind superficial appearances, there is a solid substratum. However, the important thing is that the Dharma is universal. In that moment we have let go of the pathways of stories and speculation about what is happening, and have turned our attention to what is actual and true in […]

Zen Koan #24: Parable of Reciting Sutras – Buddhist Teaching on Beginner

Before enlightenment, people distinguish between a quiescent state, which they call “nirvana,” and a chaotic state, which they call “samsara.” They want to leave samsara behind and enter nirvana. If you take a snapshot with a high quality camera, everything in front of the lens will be imprinted on the film in minute detail. If […]

The Difference between Airline Hard and Soft Products

Essentially, an airline’s hard product is the plane itself, and the airline’s soft product is the service, food, and the drinks. Hard product can also be non-airplane constituents, such as lounge amenities. Consequently, the food and drinks in the lounge is soft product, while airline lounge showers are hard products. The real differentiation is that […]

The Unique Temple Architecture of Gaudara Gudi, Aihole

Gaudara Gudi near to the Ladkhan temple at Aihole is another interesting monument of Karnataka architecture. It is not known as to why it is called by that name (Gauda = Village headman). A few years ago, the Archaeological Survey of India conducted excavations here and this has shown that Gaudara Gudi is former than […]