Category Archives: Insights

Get Over Yourself

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I’m genuinely and mightily amused- and have been, for a couple of days. This is the kind of amusement that will always retain a pocket of privacy, no matter how widely and verbosely one describes it to the world. More than the public part, it is this irrevocably private fold that is sending me into paroxysm of undiluted hilarity. There’s… Read more »

More And More

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Have you noticed the tone of the commercials nowadays? Every second commercial boisterously and noisily assures you that their product or service gives you ‘MORE’. The word ‘ZYADA’  is being hammered at you all day long in one way or the other. It seems to have become the most enticing word in the all languages. If this word… or some… Read more »

The Brothers

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A man zoomed noisily into a narrow street in a rundown neighborhood. He was driving a brand new Porsche car, all shiny black and chrome. Its beautiful new alloy wheels glinted like silver. Its sleek contours spoke volumes about its performance on the road. Its engine purred mutely, holding all the horses under the hood tamed perfectly, ready to do… Read more »

Doing For The Love of Doing

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Undeveloped men are highly motivated to act by their matter-inclined impulses and longing for name, fame, prosperity, and sensory happiness. The wise, on the other hand, have detached themselves from worldly pleasures; their incentive is the joy they find in working for God. Incidentally and yet purposefully, the inspiring examples of such men bring others to the path of lasting… Read more »

Mushrooms Will Save The Earth?

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What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? ~ Henry David Thoreau Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu. He seeks to rescue the study of mushrooms from forest gourmets and psychedelic warlords…. Read more »

Mother Earth

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The Earth has been called Mother. She is the symbol of patience, endurance and unlimited giving. She provides a static platform for the dynamic dance of life. She remains stoic and unmoving as life moves over her skin, now slithering, now galloping, now walking with a firm, deliberate step. She breathes; her breath misty and warm. For the sake of… Read more »

And

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I read a quote seven- eight years ago. By association, I remember when I read it. I used it at one of my most intense training sessions held- in the peak of summer- at a summer camp organized by a school. The five hour session was held in a room which had no fans. They handsomely gave us (Johnny and… Read more »

Book Review:ABC of Indian National Education

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I don’t often write book reviews- in fact I hardly ever do. Beloo Mehra’s training and professional experience (see her professional credentials below) make her eminently suitable to pen a book of this scope and depth on this topic. My admiration for Beloo’s  work and wisdom hardly needs reiteration. It is an admiration born one day at a time all… Read more »

Of Good And Evil

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“Good” being that which expresses truth and virtue and attracts the consciousness to God; and “Evil” being ignorance and delusion, that which repels the consciousness from God. ~Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda A thousand times I have heard people say, “Oh there is no good and bad. It’s all a question of perspectives.” Or they’d say, “There are no absolutes. Good… Read more »