Human society is built on fear. But is fear the cause of violence? If so how can we transcend fear?
What is the role of imagination on the reality that surrounds us?
A difference in opinion is difficult to deal with. How can we correct someone without starting a war?
It is a natural tendency to equate happiness to the riches that we posses. But is this really true?
Despite the morally charged leadership that inspired millions which earned him the sobriquet of Mahatma, Gandhi was always bombarded with difficult decisions. Though Gandhi was condemned for many of those decisions, he never betrayed his ideologies
With his unique views on non-violent protest, self discipline and adherence to truth, Gandhi influenced masses. People trusted and followed his ideals. But eventually, his ideals were slowly forgotten and even ridiculed by modern generation. In the era of malice and violence, the short man in the loin cloth has a lot to teach us.
Once Albert Einstein said,”Generations to come…will scarce believe that such a one as this in flesh and blood ever walked upon this earth.” History has proven him right in due course. Gandhi is greatly misunderstood and even ridiculed nowadays mostly in his own native country.
When we look around in nature, humans are the only creatures who hoards stuff. Except for some insects like ants who gather to survive a harsh season, all living things abide by the nature’s law and consume the minimum resources for survival. The only contradiction is humans, who believes piling up resources for himself is the sole aim of his existence.
Coming to think about it, it is so uncanny, the deep revelations the deluge brought to the observer. The vanity of things that we hold dear in our lives, futility of a life time of effort, the need for true friends and so on. On contemplation, the disaster prompts us to reconsider our priorities in life. Wouldn’t it be better if we rebuilt the society without walls that separate and imprison us, throw away that ‘trespassers will be prosecuted’ sign from our egocentric lives and open up to be a loving and interdependent society that stays united in spite of all the differences.
Guru is a complicated concept. Mostly, people picture guru as a classical renunciate who sits cross-legged under a tree, with a long beard and talks in rhetoric. But to me, Guru is something beyond the physical realm.
Looking back, this was the best split second decision that I have ever made. I wanted to have a pet ever since I can remember. After so many years of waiting, my dream was coming true. It was pretty exciting that I am getting a Labrador retriever. I still remember seeing him for the first time, Just fifty days old, with his fluffy white coat, curious big brown eyes, big paws and short little tail, anyone would melt away at the sight of him….