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  • Competing Religions

    Competing Religions

    Religion for centuries has served as a pivot for social cohesion, social order, discipline,and compliance with the law. Religious conservatives have always warned that decline of faith will lead to a collapse of this cohesion and public morality

    January 12, 2022
  • How the other half lives

    How the other half lives

    In India, the number of the differently-abled is large, their problems complex, available resources scarce, social stigma widespread and people's attitudes towards the PWD damaging. Attitudinal barriers ingrained as India's historical response to the differently-abled must be changed through education programmes.

    December 10, 2019
  • Swamiji’s correspondence~I

    Swamiji’s correspondence~I

    Swami Vivekananda's letters to Mary Hale were full of hard facts of life, and their insightful implications are stirring and stimulating. On 17 September 1896, he analysed human nature to her and indicated the category to which she belonged. He ultimately arrived at a point to show also where he himself stood. He wrote: ‘You, Mary, are like a mettlesome Arab ~ grand, splendid. You will make a splendid queen ~ physically, mentally. You will shine alongside of a dashing, bold, adventurous, heroic husband, but, my dear sister, you will make one of the worst of wives‘.

    December 14, 2018
  • Study of religions needs a humanist approach

    Study of religions needs a humanist approach

    Religious experience has been a profound phenomenon in human history in terms of holding beliefs, adopting a religious language, and interpreting the mundane and sacred. There is no one type of experience all religions universally acclaim, but a “variety of religious experiences”, as William James rightly demonstrates. Therefore, studying a religion, let alone a comparative...

    July 2, 2018
  • All religions lead to path of truth, says President Kovind

    All religions lead to path of truth, says President Kovind

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday stressed the need to understand different religions and their different traditions, as they all are one and the same, leading to the path of truth. Inaugurating the 4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on “State and Social Order in Dharma-Dhamma Traditions” in Rajgir of Nalanda district in Bihar, the President said...

    January 12, 2018
  • A message for our troubled times

    A message for our troubled times

    While Guru Nanak is widely recognized as one of the greatest spiritual leaders and social reformers of all times, there is also need for placing his life and teachings in the context of present day problems and needs. One of the most inspiring aspects of Guru Nanak’s life and work is his work as a...

    November 4, 2017
  • Beliefs & believers~II

    Beliefs & believers~II

    Dalai Lama once said, ‘If you are really selfish, help the person who can’t help you’, thereby creating an altruistic debt. However, one feels that there is none created without the capacity to help another creature or fellow human being. So, we should never run down or hurt another creature if we really wish to...

    October 26, 2017