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  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil; learning Malayalam, Marathi (Marāṭhī)
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Higher Education Holistic Life Alchemist (now in Health-E...
  • B.Tech (Hons.), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kh...
  • From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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About Me



In his current incarnation, Kama is a Higher Education Consultant and Holistic Life Alchemist/Coach conducting workshops on the following areas:

Career Planning Development for students, in high schools and universities, to proactively engage in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 or 21st century Creative Economy.

Life Long Learning and Continuing Education for budding Engineers (B.Tech, M.Tech) and Business majors (BBA, MBA). Students who specialize in a particular sector will have the opportunity to do qualitative and quantitative research of the industry and respective companies, both private and public companies (small, medium and large cap). Ideally each student, before graduation, will have a job offer from the company of their choice due to their proactive interaction with company management from their first semester onwards.

- SPIRITUAL And MATERIAL ETHICS (SAME), as part of BUSINESS ETHICS course, with YOGIC significance, to corporate management and students. Facilitates in managing Stress, Anxiety, Depression (SAD) thereby increasing productivity and efficiency, in all spheres of Life. In addition it will bring equipoise, equanimity, harmony and balance to the individual's Personal Family Life and Professional Work Life, Material and Spiritual Life. It will include useful Heartfulness and Mindfulness Practice, guided by actual experience and observation, throughout one's life span.


Kama is an avid traveler and adventurous. He has couch surfed all over the world and made wonderful friends and had amazing experiences. Here is a short description:

Kamakoty Krishnamoorthy (Kama/K) is from Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu (India), and was brought up in Bombay (Mumbai). He graduated with a B.Tech (Hons.) degree from IIT Kharagpur, near Calcutta (Kolkata), and a MBA (Finance) from Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

He lived and worked in Manhattan, New York City and was in the USA for almost twenty years from 1988-2009. Kama worked on Wall Street as an Senior Vice President - Equity Analyst (Technology Software and Services sector) till 2002. Founder of Himalayan Investments (1992-1995) and Financial Services company EQUITIS (2002-2005).

From 2005 to 2010 Kama partnered with a fellow IITian, Jasjeet Singh Chaddah, an early pioneer in solar energy-based LED lighting and mobile charging systems in India, to replace kerosene lamps in villages. Jasjeet founded the Frost and Sullivan award-winning Grameen Surya Bijlee Foundation (GSBF) which seeded more than 100,000 systems all over India.

In the Fall of 2009, left New York City to settle in the mighty Indian HIMALAYAS at 6,000 feet in a village called Pappersally, Kasar Devi (Swami Vivekananda stayed here) near the town of Almora, Uttarakhand, in northern India.



Kama then worked on sustainable development and renewable energy, especially solar and wind, for the Base of the Pyramid in Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand, Himalayas. Here in the Himalayas the vision for reengineering the obsolete education sector got materialized with the Divine Grace of his Spiritual and Material Mentor Meher Baba.

In March 2014 moved his base to Mumbai (Bombay) near the Arabian Sea in a neighborhood called Juhu. Relocated to be in a more urban environment and to give support to aging parents.

Kama is a gifted cook, music buff, avid traveler, compulsive reader, meditator and an active philosopher.


Right KNOWLEDGE integrated with Right ACTION (of thoughts, words, deeds).

Right ACTION using
YOGA - Jnana, Bhakti, Karma (Head, Heart, Hands) and
MEDITATION - Vipassana, Kriya Yoga, Hatha Yoga, respectively

MEHER BABA'S divine message of "Unconditional Love and Selfless Service" with "Don't Worry Be Happy"

A Soap Opera where one is an Actor (during the waking state of consciousness) with a script provided by the Universal Consciousness (Director). One can change one's script any moment by either using one's Power of Choice/Free Will or leave it to one's Destiny/Karma/Fate, depending on one's SANSKARAS.

If you have a Good Impulse do it now, if you have a Bad Impulse wait till tomorrow.


A Human Being is SPIRIT and MATTER
A Spiritual Being in a Material Body governed by the
Laws of Spiritual Science (Law of Karma/Sanskaras/Impressions/Imprints) and
Laws of Material Science (Laws of Physics - Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Darwin's Theory, DNA, Big Bang etc.)

A RELATIONSHIP has 4 aspects: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.
The first three relates to the material body (gross, subtle, mental/causal) and the fourth with the spiritual body. Both material and spiritual life needs to be in balance-harmony for a contented, cheerful, enthusiastic and equanimous Life Of Love or Love Of Life (LOL).

First Be Practical, then be Idealistic.
Don't put the cart before the horse.

Unconditional LOVE and SELFLESS SERVICE is one of the easiest ways to realize ONESELF leading to the dissolution of the EGO .

LET GO, Remove the E,G,O and one is left with L and T (Love and Truth).
There is nothing to achieve as a human being except to dissolve the (thinking-mind) EGO-DISEASE.
Love and Ego are inversely proportional.
Ego includes all the english alphabets: Anger-Aversion, Back-Biting, Craving, Duality, Expectations, Fear, Greed, Hatred-Hypocrisy, Infatuation-Ignorance, Jealousy etc. in different Degrees of Human-Consciousness.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love meeting people from other cultures. I have traveled extensively all over the globe.


Have couch surfed informally for the last 15 years on our own. We hosted our friends and their friends from all over the world in our New York City apartment for almost 20 years. We have exchanged our apartments with families in Paris and Amsterdam. June 2011 was our first CS experience with the help of the CS website in Finland. We have had an extraordinary time meeting people via the CS website and encourage like-minded people to open their doors for a great experience.


Travellers of all kinds, especially people with a sense of humour.
Interest in Travel, People, Nature, Environment, Animals, Music, Cooking, Non-Fiction and Fiction, Philosophy and Spirituality.

I am devoted to Avatar Meher Baba (1894-1969), who awakened love and selfless service. He coined the phrase "Don't Worry Be Happy" which became a famous #1 hit song by Bobby McFerrin in 1988. Pete Townshend the lead guitarist of ''THE WHO" got inspired by Meher Baba's silence of 44 years and composed the classic double-rock opera album TOMMY in 1969. The famous Perfect Master/Sadhguru saint Shirdi Sai Baba declared Meher Baba as PARVARDIGAR in 1915.

I am always inspired by the DISCOURSES, 7th edition, by Meher Baba which I consider as the Bible for the Art of Living/Being in the 21st century knowledge economy.

For your reading pleasure:

Since 2005, I was involved in solar and wind energy for sustainable income livelihoods to prevent rural migration and preserve ethnic cultures. Since 2012 I am involved in the education sector as a Holistic Life ALCHEMIST.

My Interests:
Traveling the world, Music, Vipassana. Kriya and Hatha Yoga, Spirituality, Vedanta, Physics (Quantum Mechanics), Vegetarian Cooking, Reading, Conversations and meeting interesting people from different cultures, Bicycling, Hiking, Trekking in the Himalayas

  • animals
  • books
  • acting
  • education
  • environment
  • ethics
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • walking
  • technology
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • music
  • opera
  • hiking
  • teaching
  • engineering
  • history
  • law
  • philosophy
  • physics
  • science
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies of Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray, Fellini and many others

classic rock 'n roll, jazz, blues, Eastern and Western classical, African and Cuban, Brazilian jazz, Jethro Tull, The Who, Cat Stevens, Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Miles Davis, Shakti, John Martyn, Bob Dylan and so many great artists

Books: OSCAR WILDE, physics (quantum mechanics), Kriya Yoga books, Non-fiction and the list goes on:
Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Dancing Wu Li Masters
The Diamond Cutter
Meher Baba's Discourses, God-Speaks, The Nothing and Everything, Listen Humanity, Lord Meher
Lahiri Mahasay's "Purana Purush" KRIYA-YOGA interpretation of the GITA and BIBLE
Inspired by: Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Ramana Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Osho

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveled extensively in Europe and America, Australia and New Zealand;
Discovering different parts of the Indian Himalayas and Bhutan.
Working and Living in New York City is a must, for all adventurous souls.

Teach, Learn, Share

MEHER BABA (a silent Perfect Master for 44 years) gave me Right KNOWLEDGE;

Hatha Yoga, Lahiri Mahasaya’s KRIYA YOGA, and VIPASSANA experientially transcends this knowledge into Right ACTION (thoughts words deeds). All three practices, synchronizes the gross, subtle and mental bodies of a Human Being.

There is a saying in YOGA:
and RK w/o RA is meaningless.
Knowledge doesn't become RK till it is put into Right Action (RA)

To quote Thomas Edison: 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

Links to Meher Baba (A teacher who practiced 44 years of silence). Baba manifested to me in New York City through lead guitarist Pete Townshend's liner notes of his solo albums greatest hits (he is the main composer of the British rock and roll group, THE WHO).

MEHER BABA [all books are freely e-downloadable]

DISCOURSES and GOD SPEAKS are the two important books
It is also good to read the complete life history of Meher Baba to understand his teachings (The God Man by Charles Purdom and Lord Meher)

The famous number one song hit in 1988, DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY by Bobby McFerrin is Meher Baba's original quote. In an interview by Bruce Fessier for USA Weekend Magazine in 1988 McFerrin said, "Whenever you see a poster of Meher Baba, it usually says 'Don't worry, be happy,' which is a pretty neat philosophy in four words, I think."[3]


What I Can Share with Hosts

I can teach Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Vipassana meditation practices. Share Life experiences and its impact on one's individual life & Self-Growth.

I can cook Indian vegetarian food. I carry my own spice-box.

I give lectures on holistic healthy living practices.

I love listening to different genres of music, discussing books, both fiction/non-fiction and have an intelligent conversation on any topic

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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