The Paradox of Relationships and the Mind

Building balanced relationships has somehow become a challenge that I don't know how to fix. I'm unable to figure out how to apply human values like kindness and compassion to a world moving away from them. With the pursuit of the spiritual path it has become increasingly difficult, when it should have become easier. The trouble started when I began to experience people as a part of me. I began to relate to them in the absence of my ego...

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A Short Note on Money

Let me start by saying that money is a wonderful thing. It fulfills three practical areas of our life: physical freedom, security and comfort. But what should have only been a ticket to a better life, has become life's biggest fixation. I was born in a middle-class family where money was given importance but in a reverential way. So it had to be earned honestly and by acquiring a qualification. If money slipped and fell to the ground, it had...

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The Destiny of us

Destiny is the golden element of life. Everyone starts out by wanting to go somewhere and do something to create the life of their dream. Some manage, some don't but everyone tries. Some take the extra step by reading motivating books or watching inspiring films where higher faculties of our mind explore our thought patterns to change thought waves in order to manifest a destiny. I tried it too. So, getting that house, the career, the lifestyle, did involve some...

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Creativity and the Human

When we fail to realize the tremendous significance of every new day, we slip into an automated response to life and brew in deep boredom that we try to eliminate with trivial distractions. Our creativity stops to flow and finally, our spirit begins to wilt. I'm quite sure everyone goes through this as we all have a tendency to end up working ourselves into a corner. However, what really counts is to leave that corner as soon as possible. Creativity...

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On Life

From the very beginning, we are made to look at life as a separate entity. As children, we are advised to conduct our life well. We understand it as: There is me and there is my life. I was no exception. Then, in my teens and as a student of French literature, I got the opportunity to study the works of Camus, Flaubert, Proust and I began to think about life in a whole new way. These writers had such...

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