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Essence of Self-help Books

Self-help books are those that tell you how to be a better person. These focus more on inner development than on external material success. This is the core topic of the scriptures of many religions of the world and the … Continue reading

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Essential Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita provides a philosophy and a way of life based on the philosophy. It summarizes the wisdom of the Vedas. Here are four essential verses from the Bhagavad Gita, that covers the basic topics. The verse 10.20 tells the … Continue reading

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Relationship Management – The Gita Way

There are several relationships that we are involved in. The Gita classifies them as three types: – Relationship with one’s own body and mind (internal) – Outgoing relationships (expression) – Incoming relationships (experience) Gita guides us on what should be … Continue reading

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Solving the Caste Problem

Caste in its current form is a horrible, irrelevant, inhuman and highly condemnable social custom. It is not only among Hindus in India. It is also in Christianity and to an extent in Islam in India. I am not sure … Continue reading

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First Fiction

Off topic … A few weeks back, I attended a Creative Writing Workshop. We got a lot of good tips on writing. After the theory came the practice. We had to write. I have not read much fiction. And, I … Continue reading

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