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Four Pursuits of Human Life

I asked several students and professionals this question: “If I give you 10 lakh rupees to spend, how will you spend it?” I got several interesting answers: “Invest in stocks”, “Go on a vacation”, “Start a business”, “Give in charity”, … Continue reading

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Desire, Happiness, Sorrow

There was a village. Like in any village, everyone knew everyone else in this village. There was a young couple, who were in love with each other. They wanted to meet privately. They decided to meet at ten in the … Continue reading

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Deciding between Right and Wrong according to Bhagavad Gita

We have two faculties which influence our decisions. In any given situation, we will have various options for action. We will have to choose one. One faculty, called manas, evaluates the various options based on likes and dislikes. Another faculty, … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking

Often being optimistic is considered as positive thinking. But positive thinking does not end there. Over the years, I have learned that there are a lot many other ways in which one needs to have positive thinking. When I was … Continue reading

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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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