Religion and Science~I

Overwhelmed and overawed by unexplained natural phenomena thunderstorms, rains, earthquakes, droughts and diseases, early humans conjured the supernatural events being conducted by supernatural powers whom they started worshipping as gods. With imagination, they constructed images of various gods controlling various natural phenomena and departments of nature. Thus was born the concept of multiplicity of gods. It is a strange coincidence that all ancient civilizations Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Mayan, Chinese, Indian, Greek and Roman worshipped multiple gods and goddesses

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

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.

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‘.