Since retiring as President of the Bank of India, has been teaching Advaita (Non-duality) for almost twenty years to seekers from around the world. He has also written a number of books on Advaita. In the conversations in this book Ramesh points to the "intrinsic closeness" between modern physics, Hinduism and Buddhism in their similar recognition of the "Unbroken Wholeness" of the manifest universe.
In the context of his concept of how life happens, Ramesh answers the question: "what is it that distinguishes a sage from an ordinary person?" His answer" "A sage enjoys the shanti (peace) of Nirvana while living his life in the samsara of dukkha (misery)." In the conversations Ramesh opens the way to freedom from bondage to the conceptual universe.
About the Author:
Ramesh S. Balsekar is a disciple of the late Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, a renowned Advaita master. From early childhood, Balsekar was drawn to Advaita, a nondual teaching, particularly the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and Wei Wu Wei. Ramesh has written over 20 books, and discusses the Indian philosophy of Advaita daily in Bombay, with visitors from around the world. The basic concept is that "all there is, is Consciousness"; all actions are happenings, the functioning of the Primal Energy, and not the doing by anyone. Ramesh frames the concepts in the context of daily living, speaking from his experience as a bank president and a family man.