Should the Doctrine of Karma be taught in Schools?

There is a sentence in the classic work, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon which describes the use of spirituality and religion in preserving law and order. The sentence is as follows: The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally […]

Why is it that People never Learn

Why is it that people never learn? I came across this sentence in a very popular bestseller titled Shogun written by James Clavell. I read the book about 30 years ago and was interested in learning about Japanese culture – in particular the culture of the Japanese Samurai warriors. Well I certainly got my money’s […]

How Marconi discovered Radio Waves

There is a story of how the inventor Guglielmo Marconi discovered radio waves. He developed, demonstrated and marketed the first successful long-distance wireless telegraph and in 1901 broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal. Today we cannot live our day to day routine lives without making use of Marconi’s invention. Everything from the Internet to TV […]

A Revolutionary Philosophical Concept

I have been taking an interest in philosophy, spirituality and meditation for some years now. But only recently in all my reading did I come across a concept which is as revolutionary as it is basic.  The concept is – drumroll please – Self Mortification. The middle class upbringing that most of us have had […]