In vedic astrology human births are classified as Deva Gana, Manushya Gana and Rakshasa Gana. It does not mean that those who are born under Rakshasa gana are demonic in nature. Among other implications, such classifications are usually taken into account while matching horoscopes of prospective brides and grooms. Otherwise also we have lots of … Continue reading Lord Brahma’s Advice to His Creation
Tag: Life Sutras
how will you know what you are not?
If you were not you, who would you like to be? This is the topic for Indispire Edition #362. I don't know on what premise the proposer poses this interesting topic for bloggers to express their views. But, from the wordings it is assumed that the author already assumes you are you. So, supposing you … Continue reading how will you know what you are not?
will vasudhaiva kutumbakam ever be a reality?
Today when the whole of humanity is divided even in the face of a common enemy, what lofty ideals our ancient seers had. They conceived of a utopia where the whole humanity is bonded like a one family. This was long before a map of the whole world was available. By virtue of my association … Continue reading will vasudhaiva kutumbakam ever be a reality?
Why Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate self-help book
You would not find the Bhagavad Gita in the self help section of a library or a book store. It is good that it is so. A book of the stature of Bhagavad Gita should not be reduced to the level of popular, (maybe even best seller) self help books which give a feel good … Continue reading Why Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate self-help book
watchings of idle hours #8 : shades of tourism
Dark tourism, dark side of tourism, and the age of selfie tourism What would it be like to visit a museum that displays Nazi era lampshades made of human skin? How does it feel to swim in a lake created as a result of nuclear tests by the Soviets in Kazakhstan? Will your body and … Continue reading watchings of idle hours #8 : shades of tourism
watchings of idle hours #6 : recipes for a good life
I am back with the series after a long gap. All the posts of the series can be accessed under the tag #watchingsofidlehours Beautiful Minds vs Toned up Bodies I watched the movie - A Beautiful Mind - on Amazon Prime when 'Student of the Year - 2' had just been released. Student of the … Continue reading watchings of idle hours #6 : recipes for a good life
forgive others and yourself for your own good
The question of forgiveness arises when there is wrong doing – actual or perceived and it is closely related to our sense of justice or fair play. When we feel we have been unfairly wronged by someone, we may seek revenge, nurse the wound to seek revenge later in an opportune moment, or forgive and … Continue reading forgive others and yourself for your own good
The Specialist vs the Polymath: which side are you?
Sherlock Holmes would have nothing to do with information not related to his profession. His companion Dr. Watson is shocked one day when he learns that Sherlock Homes did not know the earth went round the sun. This fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an extreme example of specialisation. It means the … Continue reading The Specialist vs the Polymath: which side are you?
Are Inspirational Books Really Useful?
In my earlier blogpost- do self help books help - I was very critical of the self help books available in the market. Some thought I was a bit too harsh while sharing the uselessness of the majority of the self help books. I was thinking of writing a sequel, and this week's Insdispire prompt … Continue reading Are Inspirational Books Really Useful?
In search of the Missing Father
Robert Bly - Poet, Essayist, and Activist Modern civilization is more cruel to men than women - not from a misogynistic point of view. This is a recurring theme of the poetry of Robert Bly who is also an activist and a therapist. In the days of yore when there was no formal schooling, knowledge … Continue reading In search of the Missing Father