Your purpose in life

Ram Ramanathan  •  Aug 8, 2013  •  2 min read

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Your purpose in life


  • Mindlessness goes beyond time and space: Coacharya, 2013 AD
  • Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am: Rene Descartes, 1600 AD
  • You are complete when the mind stops moving: Patanjali, Yoga Sutra, 150 BC
  • Mindlessness is the absolute truth: Great saying, Rig Veda, 3000 BC

The twain can and do meet when the left brained thoughts of Western philosophers cross the right-brained visuals of Eastern mystics.

Western philosophers challenge us to think. They prod us to act.

Eastern scriptures of Upanishads, Gita, Dhammapada, Tao, and Zen paint visuals instead. They tell us to relax and reflect. They steer us into our own solutions. They passively act.

A wise coach has nothing to offer. She never tells, not even hint. The coach directs you inwards so that you may see. The coach is an intelligent mirror.

The wise coach is an acharya, one who walks by your side silently, a Coacharya. The wise coach knows that only you can create your own awareness and solutions.

This site is a mirror that can talk to you, if you wish. Just ask.

I have done many things in life, several that i am not proud of, several that I cherish. I struggled to find myself, and when I did realized that my greatest gifts were my spouse and children.

As a coach, trainer, author, speaker, professor, and businessperson, I apply my learning to what I do and what I share, most important of all that outcomes of desires do not guarantee happiness. Happiness is a state of mind, not a result of achieved goals.

Management and Leadership, Western and Eastern, still struggle at the fourth level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs — unhappily, unfulfilled.

Coacharya can help you find yourself and your purpose in life.


Ram Ramanathan


Ram is the Founder and a Principal at Coacharya. As the resident Master and mentor coach, Ram oversees and conducts all aspects of coaching and training services offered under the Coacharya banner.


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