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Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 4

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 4 »

The following day I reflected back and realized that all the frantic phone calls for the program were absolutely unnecessary. If I had

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 3

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 3 »

I live in a monastery in Mumbai, with over hundred monks, and we serve a community of over five thousand members. Twenty nine

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 2

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 2 »

An experiment that you could instantly do with yourself would reveal to you the Mind-Mobile phone nexus.

An Experiment: Weekly Fasting day

In

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 1

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 1 »

“If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”

–         Omar Bradley (former General

Observe more; Judge less – Part 5

Observe more; Judge less – Part 5 »

Since I had been practising breathing and ‘observe, don’t judge’ exercises, I had noticed this young man offer various services to us.  Later

Observe more; Judge less – Part 4

Observe more; Judge less – Part 4 »

‘Wait’, I thought. I suddenly saw my mind wander across the universe. This was my moment of realising that instead of observing the

Observe more; Judge less – Part 3

Observe more; Judge less – Part 3 »

Regrettably many of us are not scientists. We neither have the patience to make unbiased observations, nor the humility to check our theories.

Observe more; Judge less – Part 2

Observe more; Judge less – Part 2 »

I can hear you say, “but I want to judge better!” Maybe you wish you had a stronger sense of discrimination and more

Observe more; Judge less – Part 1

Observe more; Judge less – Part 1 »

“Facts have to be discovered by observation, not by reasoning.”

                -Bertrand Russell (British Philosopher and Nobel Laureate)

His eyes were red and

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 4

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 4 »

It’s more honorable to live for self

While it’s healthy to consider others’ sacrifice and kindness upon us, it’s

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 3

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 3 »

His father who had died a few weeks ago had always envisioned his son as a major league

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 2

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 2 »

Although I had lied to myself, I now felt relieved at my acceptance of the truth.  I was no messiah, instead, an ordinary

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 1

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 1 »

“Self- Sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed.”

–    Ayn Rand (Russian-American novelist

Our three lives

Our three lives »

In one of Shakespeare’s most powerful soliloquies, Hamlet struggling with his private thoughts, asks himself,

Prince Hamlet regrets that

Why humans are unhappy?

Why humans are unhappy? »

“I am not a human being; I am a human becoming…”

Unknown

If a highly talented business entrepreneur works as a

Facing challenges like a lion or a dog?

Facing challenges like a lion or a dog? »

“I am more than my scars”

–  Andrew Davidson

 

When a herd of elephants pass by on the other side of the

The magic of ‘Appreciation’

The magic of ‘Appreciation’ »

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”                                                                                      –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

How do you feel if

Feel small, feel loved

Feel small, feel loved »

“How can you look at the galaxy and not feel insignificant”– Ridley Scott

I was sitting under an almond tree and gazing at

The brave choice

The brave choice »

“You make choices every day and almost every hour that keep you walking in the light or moving away toward darkness”– Henry B.

Politics v/s spirituality – are they compatible?

Politics v/s spirituality – are they compatible? »

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always

When the powerful are poor!

When the powerful are poor! »

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”– Lord Acton (1834-1902, a British politician and writer)

As the powerful tiger majestically roams

Love- blind or evolved?

Love- blind or evolved? »

Indian Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Pakistan to wish a happy birthday to his Pak counterpart has left the country

From the ‘No’s’ to ‘Yes’

From the ‘No’s’ to ‘Yes’ »

“Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in”

– Shannon L. Alder

As young devotees we hear about

Bhakti- what after the honeymoon?

Bhakti- what after the honeymoon? »

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope”– Maya Angelou (1928-2014,

Culture of Respect- a detail or crucial?

Culture of Respect- a detail or crucial? »

“Azam Khan, a respected leader of Samajwadi party calls RSS leaders as homosexual” read the Zee News headlines.  Tejaswi Yadav, the deputy chief

Spiritual happiness – how much does it cost?

Spiritual happiness – how much does it cost? »

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”– Milton Friedman (title of a 1975 book)

Spiritual life too has a price tag.