Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Goals of Education


All nations educate their their children and adults for a variety of purposes. The most important visible reason they do this is to give the citizens the necessary skills to handle technology, manage government and business institutions, and help maintain … Continue reading

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ON CNN’S AFFRONT TO THE HINDU WORLD


CNN’s broadcast (Sunday March 5, 2017) on Hinduism by a so-called religious scholar did disservice to the cause of peace and understanding. With obviously no knowledge of Sanskrit or Tamil, he had the gall to report on Hinduism to a … Continue reading

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ON PHILOSOPHY


To suck the sweets of sweet philosophy.      – Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew I.1 Philosophy is as ancient in human culture as thinking and wondering. The etymology of the word in most European languages is from Greek,  meaning  love of … Continue reading

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POLYSOPHY


Over the centuries  thinkers in all cultures have reflected on various aspects of human thought and condition. Their serious reflections constitute what we call philosophies. This multiplicity is what I call polysophy. The truth content of scientific propositions are governed … Continue reading

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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA


He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it. – Dante Alighieri (Born: May 9, 1265?) All literary traditions have their shining stars, some brighter than others. Italian has … Continue reading

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Homage to Yashodhara


My eyes are full, my garments wet, tears fall, As my husband nectar-like, do I recall. He went leaving our son, I now remember Dows this world together such as I? From a folk poem on Yashodhara (translated by Ranjini … Continue reading

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What is Life? 


Two answers 1.     Life is a magnificent expression of the Divine Principle that undergirds the Cosmos, the physical embodiment of the abstract and subtle Spirit.   Human life with thinking mind and  feeling heart, with values and meanings, love and laughter, … Continue reading

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