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  • 45 references 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil; learning French, Japanese, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta)
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Breathing..
  • Still a student at the university of life..
  • From Kerala, India
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

discovering myself...

ABOUT ME

am crazy by default :-) i love this beautiful world and the little life i have been blessed with!

PHILOSOPHY

to be always in love....with the whole world and with life itself....

SOME QUOTES THAT STRIKE A CHORD WITH MY PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE.

"We have bought into the idea that education is about training and 'success', defined monetarily rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds not careers. A culture that does not grasp the interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death" - Chris Hedges

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up - that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had" - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle" - Albert Einstein

"I believe in cultivating opposite, but complementary views of life, and I believe in meeting life's challenges with contradictory strategies. I believe in reckoning with the ultimate meaninglessness of our existence, even as we fall in love with the miracle of being alive. I believe in working passionately to make our lives count while never losing sight of our insignificance. I believe in caring deeply and being beyond caring. It is by encompassing these opposites, by being involved and vulnerable, but simultaneously transcendent and detached, that our lives are graced by resilience and joy" - Fritz Williams

"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way" - C. Sandburg

"Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy." - Jim Hightower

"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting" - Paolo Coelho

"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend" - Albert Camus

"Man is the only creature, that refuses to be what he is." - Albert Camus

"The most beautiful things in the world are not seen nor touched. They are felt with the heart" - Helen Keller

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover" - Mark Twain

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye"
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you"- Ray Croft

"Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

"The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"If you see somebody without a smile, give him/her one of yours" - Anonymous

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

in every possible way.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

met some amazing people here...and many of them turned into eternal friends...

Interests

travelling, trekking, hiking, camping, tree houses, listening to music, reading etc..

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:

FICTION:
The little Prince
Les Miserables
The Alchemist
A letter from Peking
The Snow Mountain
Green Mansions
A Wild Sheep Chase
Shantaram etc...

TRAVELS&EXPERIENCES
Eat- Pray-Love
Holy Cow
Yoga school drop-out et al..

PHILOSOPHY:
The Bhagavat Gita
Complete works of Swami Vivekananda
Avadhuta Gita
Ashtavakra Samhita
An Intimate History of Humanity etc..

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Favourite Authors:
Haruki Murakami
Osamu Dasai
Yasunari Kawabata
Pearl S Buck
Paulo Coelho
M.T Vasudevan Nair
Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati
Victor Hugo
WH Hudson
Elizabeth Gilbert
Theodore Zeldin
Antoine de Saint-Exupery...etc (not in order)

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Music: Anything that lifts my spirits..

Movies:

One who flew over the Cuckoo' Nest
Silence of the Lambs
Fiddler on the Roof
Goodwill Hunting
Birdie
ForrestGump
Borat
Gods Must be Crazy
Ten Canoes
Gandhi
The boy in the striped pajamas
Rashomon
Ran etc etc..
...plus tonnes of Indian regional movies..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbing 12,000 ft in the Dauladhar hills of the Himalayas....

Teach, Learn, Share

If you are interested, I can let you know about yoga, meditation, tantra, ayurveda etc.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Sharing whatever little I have..

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Sri Lanka

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