About the author
Even though all through my life I have had interest in reading ancient spiritual texts, it is only since 2016 they took a special turn. One day in 2016, after enduring a lot of pain in my injured hip, which was brought about by a decade of long distance running, and which subsequently needed a hip surgery, I went to a Buddhist meditation center and upon listening to the dharma talk by the teacher, went into such a very deep settled state of mind, that even the hip pain was felt as nothing more than sensations. This state of mind happened again and again with certain teachers and topics. I always found that those instances were connected to deep, powerful, ancient texts with the teacher talking from somewhere deeper than from the ordinary state of mind. My meditation teacher will often quote the example of Suptabuddha, a poor, hungry leper who was enlightened by listening to the Buddha's talk, to show the mind settling power of these ancient verses that are aptly chosen from a meditative state of mind. I started reading many of these ancient texts, as far as possible, in their original form in Sanskrit. This website is an attempt to collect and organize these nuggets of wisdom for everyone to access. This will be a work of a lifetime.