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  • Not against Science

    Not against Science

    Gandhi has been worshipped but largely ignored in official policy-making in the fields of science, technology and industrialisation. Emotional outpourings, like describing him as the greatest Indian after Buddha or so, do not deepen or widen our understanding of the man. It is about time we read more of him. Only then a clearer image of this down-to-earth man ~ not against science or scientists ~ will emerge.

    March 17, 2019
  • Agreeable Hunger

    Agreeable Hunger

    A fast is a non-violent form of action, an overarching philosophy of ascetic discipline by which one becomes a master of oneself. Fasting, through the imposition of suffering upon the self, is essentially a 'soul-force', a spiritual practice of self-sacrifice, a patient education of the 'other' away from error and also to convert others by love. Gandhi fasted because he believed that there is some goodness in every human being and every human being is capable of showing qualities such as compassion, brotherhood, tolerance, generosity and love.

    March 7, 2019
  • An Unruly Horse

    An Unruly Horse

    I had lost a friend some time back, but I am glad that I have got the relationship back. I know this sounds strange, but I am talking about meditation. Many seem to associate meditation with religion. There are the statues of Buddha in deep meditation; the strange lotus posture of practitioners, often in a …

    August 20, 2018
  • Exuding sublime bliss

    Exuding sublime bliss

    Rajgir and Bodh Gaya share a close association with the life of Gautama Buddha. A visit to these UNESCO heritage spots brings inner peace and contentment to the tourist.

    April 29, 2018
  • Pakistan to send Buddhist relics to Sri Lanka

    Pakistan to send Buddhist relics to Sri Lanka

    Pakistan will send Buddhist relics to Sri Lanka on the occasion of Vesak to be celebrated on April 29, a statement from the Office of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister said here on Friday. The relics would be kept for public veneration at the Prime Minister’s official residence from April 29 till May 3, Xinhua …

    April 27, 2018