Our lives are based on additions. Additional wealth, knowledge, name, fame, friends, family members, and sometimes body weight. When we make a good documentary film, the footage is not added, but subtracted from all the information collected to make a two-hour movie. Similarly, in this short passage we call life, our ignorance, wrong notions, habits, desires, attachments are to be subtracted to reach the point of nothingness. It is like peeling the layers of onion till there is nothing. Subtracting, instead of adding, should be a purpose in life. We say we came with nothing and go with nothing. But how about being nothing while we are alive? You see a minus sign as a straight line, which stands for the line of equanimity. Let me start first by subtracting the additional physical weight I am carrying.— Satish Daryanani