Table of Contents
  Index
PART I: Snow in Srinagar 
  Exile
  Reaching Srinagar
  The city of fame
  Rainy afternoon in ...
  Up the Sindh river in a doonga
  Snow in Srinagar
  Chilai Kalan
  Crossing the Vitasta
  Journey into the Himalayas
  Ishbar evenings
  Pony ride in the Liddar valley
  Views of Haramukh
  My father in Hawaii
PART II: Ten Thousand Years of Solitude 
  The Fire in the Waters
  Records of our lives
  Threads
  Ask Krishna
  The Conductor of the dead
  A Wounded bird
  The riddle of Isha
  Patanjali's song
  The hidden path up the hill
  Inner Sarasvati
  Naming things
  On high desert
  A small beginning
  Uncovering
  Seeking answers
  Nachiketa's dual
  Quantum implications
  Chance and necessity
  A Boy and his dog
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Nachiketa's Dual

Sorrowing for his father
Nachiketa fasted for three nights
and his dual spoke: 

There is a path
narrow as a razor's edge
that leads to a landscape
where the sun does not shine
nor the moon and the stars
nor these lightnings
and much less this fire. 

Here is an upside-down tree
with the leaves resting on the ground
climb it to the roots
till you find the seed. 

Take a chariot for your journey
the driver will know the answer.

 

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