CHANGING WORLDVIEWS

Continuing change is the fundamental feature of our life and the universe. When the world with all its institutions is changing so fast, it's necessary to grasp commandingly all the emerging worldviews of this world in which we live by understanding the forces of change and development working within it. in this blog, an attempt is being made to elucidate my views on different subjects mainly pertaining to spirituality, philosophy of religion, human well being etc.

June 2, 2013

Thoughts To Ponder X

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Somewhere deep inside in each one of us, two wolves reside – one Wolf of love and second, Wolf of hate. In most of us and most of the time, wolf of love is stronger and bigger compared to the other one. However, wolf of hate, being potentially more dangerous always look for opportunities to become stronger than the wolf of love. He relishes anger, hate, contempt,agression, fear

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May 22, 2013

Thought To Ponder

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Somewhere deep inside in each one of us, two wolves reside – one Wolf of love and second, Wolf of hate. In most of us and most of the time, wolf of love is stronger and bigger compared to the other one. However, wolf of hate, being potentially more dangerous always look for opportunities to become stronger than the wolf of love. He relishes anger, hate, contempt,agression, fear

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February 10, 2013

Thoughts To Ponder IX

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One of the greatest and the most difficult realization in life is that we are wholly and solely responsible of creating (or constructing, philosophically speaking) the world (of reality) where in we live and grow. We are the product of choices that we have made from time to time with best of our ability and the resources at command. We choose the feelings we experience and

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December 17, 2012

LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST – Through harnessing untapped opportunities lying along the journey of our life

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Life is a unique gift of ‘Ultimate Reality’ with a meaningful purpose. The purpose of our life is the evolution of our Being from its present level to a higher level, while undertaking its journey on quite an often undulating and rough weathered road. During this journey, where we come across ups and downs, we keep on growing by learning lessons about life. Throughout our life, every one

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October 26, 2012

Thoughts To Ponder VIII

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In continuation with my previous posts on the blog, I am adding some more thoughts, in the form of quotations to think over:

We are the architect of constructing Hell as well as Heaven for ourselves during the lifetime itself. No one else is responsible for their creation. Choice is solely ours. If we carry a heavy baggage of past negativities/unpleasant memories

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August 5, 2012

Thoughts To Ponder VII

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In continuation with my previous posts, I am recapitulating some of my thoughts that I have written in Facebook:

If we are leading a routine and repetitive life, then as ordinary human beings we are only partially conscious because of our untrained mind and preoccupation with mostly unconscious and conditioned actions and behavior. As a result, those of us in a

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April 26, 2012

Thought To Ponder VI

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I am posting some more thoughts about spirituality and life to ponder :

If we can heal our emotions,
if we can stop reacting to others actions/behavior,
if we can be free from our unpleasant memories,
if we can control the flow of negative thoughts,
then happiness can flows in our life.’

I strongly

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December 16, 2011

Thoughts To Ponder V

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I am posting some more thoughtful insights about life in continuation with previous posts… Continue reading

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October 19, 2011

Thoughts to Ponder IV

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I am posting some more thoughtful insights about life in continuation with previous posts… Continue reading

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July 10, 2011

Thoughts To Ponder III

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I am assimilating some more thoughts to ponder about life that are fundamental in nature… Continue reading

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June 29, 2011

Thoughts To Ponder – II

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I am writing some more thoughts to ponder that are very fundamental and core to our life. Some of these thoughts are parts of my articles posted on this blog… Continue reading

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June 29, 2011

Thoughts to Ponder – I

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I am recapitulating a few meaningful thoughts/statements about our life. Some of them have been part of my articles posted earlier on this blog itself… Continue reading

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June 2, 2011

We can trace our history/ancestry through generations of stars. Every atom in our body was created in the core of stars.

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Do you know that the average 70 kg adult human body contains approximately 6.7 x 1027 atoms and is composed of 60 chemical elements? Human cells consist mostly of water (65–90%), and a significant portion is composed of carbon-containing organic molecules. Oxygen therefore contributes a majority of a human body’s mass, followed by carbon… Continue reading

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May 3, 2011

Why do we all have inherent proclivities/natural inclinations to lie or cheat for the sake of status & money, or to indulge in pleasure seeking activities or ‘fall’ for immoral behavior? Is this inbuilt in our brain???

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“Habituation to any goal – sex or power, say – is literally an addictive process, a growing dependence on the biologically chemicals, that make these things gratifying. The more power you have, the more you need. And any slippage will make you feel bad, even if it leaves you at a level that once brought ecst… Continue reading

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March 5, 2011

Owing to an in-built negative bias in our brain, our attitudes are more heavily influenced by negative events/news and influences

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I feel the biggest problem or the obstacle in achieving personal mastery is how to control our own thought process. Sustained happiness and success in life, that all depends on the ability to master our own thoughts. The moment we begin paying attention to our thoughts we discover how unruly and unstable they are, our mind jump from one thought to another in a fraction of

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February 6, 2011

Some philosophical thoughts of Mitchell Heisman, who left behind 1905-page suicide note before committing suicide and written nearly in 5 years

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Just for the sake of knowing more about Mitchell Heisman and his philosophical thoughts and ideas especially when his suicide was not a result of depression or impulsive reaction but a well thought decision to give up his life voluntarily in pursuits of his conviction, I have gone through his 1905-page suicide note in cursory manner. A 35-year-old man, who shot himself near Harvard University on Sept 23, 2010, has… Continue reading

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January 27, 2011

In each of us, continuous struggle between 2 wolves – the wolf of hate and wolf of love – take place but the one we feed wins.

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There is an old Cherokee Parable about Two Wolves’ which goes like this:

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt

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October 31, 2010

I doubt whether Man’s mind will ever able to perceive true reality of this world more especially when it comes to the reality of God.

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The mankind since the beginning of civilization has been struggling to search an answer to the most perplexed question about existence and nature of God. Throughout the history, human wisdom has tried hard to understand God and on the way many religions have come into existence. One of the most important reasons as to why man failed to find an answer to this question has been, to my mind, is that we ……… Continue reading

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September 19, 2010

If we allow anger and fear to dominate, we will lose the neurological ability to think logically and act compassionately towards others.

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We all born with huge potentiality to grow and evolve while undertaking our life’s journey. As we travel, all of us grow continuously but uniquely. The quality of our life depends on the quality of the seeds that lie deep in our mind. Some seeds we get from our ancestors (by way of genes) and some are sown by others like our parents and Continue reading

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August 24, 2010

We all need to listen our voice of ‘inner self’ or the ‘soul’ as it guides us especially through our bad and difficult phase of life.

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Existence of ‘inner self’ or we often call it ‘soul’ has always been a point of philosophical discussion as there is no evidence to indicate its existence in this materialistic world where we always look for empirical evidences. Many a times, we call it just an illusion of our mind. Its presence is hardly felt especially when we lead a busy and enjoyable life as we

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August 1, 2010

The purpose of life is to learn lessons and grow spiritually, while traveling along the road. In 53 years of my journey, I have learnt 20 important lessons.

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I am making an attempt to recapitulate what I have so far learnt in my life. The process of learning and off course unlearning too is continuous and subjected to changes as we grow psychologically and spiritually in our life time. In this blog I have explained many of these lessons in greater detail.

1. Life can never be smooth. Very

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June 27, 2010

——– And finally I experienced lucid dreams. In such lucid dreams, the dreamer while dreaming is well aware that he or she is dreaming.

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Nearly five years back, for the first time, I came to know about lucid dreaming while surfing internet. A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that he or she is dreaming. Since then I was very anxious to experience this kind of dreaming myself. However, I remember very distinctly that on April 24, 10, to my great surprise, I experienced lucid

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June 4, 2010

Quite often we come across meaningful coincidences but we fail to comprehend and appreciate those events.

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If we observe very carefully we sometimes in our life come across coincidences that can’t be explained logically. Broadly speaking, coincidences means incidents happening together that would not happen together; these are some sort of occurrences of improbable events. We generally treat such coincidences as merely accidental or random events. However, a famous Swedish psychologist/physicist Carl Jung (1875-1961) for the first time coined the term ‘synchronicity’

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May 14, 2010

Law of Attraction- we have the ability to mold and shape various areas of our life, based on how we choose to think, believe and feel

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In my previous article on this blog I had briefly explained about ‘New Thought Movement ‘or ‘New Thought’ which is a spiritual movement started in U S during the late 19th century and this movement particularly promotes spiritual and metaphysical beliefs. One of the most dominating ideas of this movement has been the law of attraction which says that everything that’s coming into our life, we

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May 7, 2010

New Thought Movement which advocates spiritual and metaphysical beliefs such as the Law of Attraction, quantum healing and power of positive thinking gradually gains momentum throughout the world.

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The New Thought Movement or New Thought is a spiritual movement which started in the U S during the late 19th century and it particularly emphasizes spiritual and metaphysical beliefs. It consists of religious sub groups, secular organizations, thinkers, philosophers, and individuals who share a set of metaphysical beliefs concerning the effects of positive thinking, the law of attraction, healing, creative visualization, the personal power. It

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April 23, 2010

The mind is so objective and restlessly outwardly looking that it does never see inside itself.

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I feel that the most mysterious and complicated thing in this universe is our mind and more importantly how the mind functions. Since the prehistoric times when the man began to think rationally and start searching the answers of life’s mysteries, mind has been in the center stage of man’s thinking domain. Earliest recorded views/concepts about mind and its relationship with soul and divine forces were

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April 20, 2010

While travelling along the road, as we come across successes and failures, pain and suffering, we learn lessons about life.

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Filed under : Life, Spirituality

From birth to death, we all travel through undulating roads to complete our life’s journey. This journey is only in forward direction. However, this journey can be ended untimely and abruptly by the God or the invisible force governing this universe. We must therefore continue to grow so as to perform this journey happily and smoothly. This is like a journey through a desert where we

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March 31, 2010

My 15-month journey into the creative world of paintings/art!

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Most of us do not feel jerks while undertaking our life’s journey. However, on certain occasions the life’s journey of many of us looks more like a roller-coaster ride. Hence there are certain events or dates representing those ups and down of this journey, we like to remember for ever ( or to forget as early as possible). Such is the case of an event for

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March 5, 2010

Know some of the exciting facts about your mind, the most mysterious and complicated thing in the universe.

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Filed under : Brain Science, Psychology

The mind, like consciousness, cannot be pinned down to any specific system or area in the brain. We have seen that the awareness arises out of the simultaneous activities in different region of the brain. Many scientists say that the mind arises from the coherent activities in the brain specially the cortical region. The human brain creates a complex neural network in which consciousness appears along with the mysterious mind

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March 3, 2010

Heart-centered people listening to their heart’s voice do affect others energetically. The heart-focused people can in fact collectively affect the world community on a large scale.

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Most of the times we rely on our mind rather than heart while taking decisions or making choices in materialistic dominated life. Very often we ignore our heart’s inner voice. We all know for sure that the heart’s voice is more reliable as it is not based on our ego/ the self centeredness and fear. Now modern science has established a closer relationship between heart and

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February 9, 2010

The universe does respond to our beliefs. We are active contributor to everything that we see in the world around us, precisely as the spiritual traditions in the past have said that we are.

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Earlier on this blog I wrote “10 Hard Questions about life that need answers before we die” on June 20, 2009 in which one of the questions was “Are we the architect of our own destiny? What’s the extent and role of ‘free will’ in shaping the events and the destiny of our life? There is another related question that arises is that whether the life

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January 22, 2010

Can we generate a critical mass of people for transformations of mankind for its better future? Attempts are being made globally through mass meditation and prayers, which can affect the global consciousness.

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As explained in my previous article, the materialistic world is at crucial juncture in our history because of the problems and challenges the mankind is facing on various fronts right from international terrorism and disastrous climatic changes to increasing inequality and persisting world hunger despite amazing progress in the field of science and technology. The strong and narrow sense of identity and the feeling of separateness

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January 7, 2010

Man has suffered heavily because of his materialistic and self-centered views not only about the physical world but also about himself.

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In the first decade of 21st century, humanity is still dominated by materialistic, energy and resource intensive and narrowly self-concerned technological civilization born in the west and extended to all continents. A linear continuation of the trends and processes engendered by this civilization is not sustainable; it would provoke major crisis and ultimately breakdown—Erwin

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December 24, 2009

From Big Bang to Big Crunch – a brief journey from unimaginable subatomic world to incredibly vast universe.

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Are you aware that when you breathe, each time we inhale about a billion trillion molecules and we each have molecules of Shakespeare or say Gautam Buddha (may see details in my article dated 13.4.09 on this blog). We simple can’t imagine such tiniest possible particles (that too illusionary) are all over the universe. The idea that everything is made of

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December 17, 2009

The Physics of Meditation – quantum physics explains how man’s ego is surrendered/dissolved during meditation and other creative activities.

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Every human being, without exception, lives a life whose moment-to-moment behavior  and actions arise from a core of learned beliefs or his/her conditioned mind. And every human being develops an ego whose view of life is intimately intertwined with this core of  those  beliefs. In other words, the ego is the product of psychological and genetic conditioning and our ordinary states of being, both awake and

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November 24, 2009

Our thoughts and focused intentions can affect physical reality that we perceive. However, most people don't affect reality in a consistent & substantial way because they don't believe they can.

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In the 1970s the physicist Fred Alan Wolf wrote an evocative phrase “we create our own reality”. Since then there has been lot of research and experimentation all over the world not only by physicists but even others as to how our thoughts and focused attention can affect physical reality that we perceive around us. Earlier also on this blog I had posted an article on

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November 9, 2009

Man's mind/brain has very limited capacity to perceive True Reality of the world. The reality we perceive around us is largely illusionary and very far from the Ultimate Reality.

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1. When you read this article while sitting comfortably on the chair, the earth beneath you is moving at 30 km/sec around the Sun, and the Solar System is traveling at 200 km/sec around the Milky Way, but regardless of such cosmic movements and thanks to the phenomenon of inertia, you feel stationary relative to your direct surroundings?

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November 3, 2009

Origin of mankind and its journey into future- If mankind is to survive beyond the current century, it has to grow spiritually for co existence of its widely diversified societies/groups.

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Filed under : Cosmology, Life, Uncategorized
The universe started with the Big Bang an estimated 13.7 billion years ago. In the eventful first three seconds, a number of transitions occurred, including a period of inflation and symmetry breaking. These were followed, later, by expansion, cooling, and formation of galaxies, stars, and planets, including earth (around 4.5 billion years ago).The first living things on Earth are thought
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October 20, 2009

Even after remarkable scientific and technological revolution, religious views and dogmas are still deeply embedded in our collective mindset.

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Filed under : God and Religion
The concept of God or the Supreme Being as old as prehistoric times. Since the beginning of the idea of God, mankind has treated God as their creator or designer. Therefore, a creationist or intelligent design approach to human evolution continues to have popular appeal. However, Charles Darwin for the first time
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October 20, 2009

By learning to control different states of brain waves, we can regulate our thought process and hence improve our state of physical and mental health.

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Those who have been science/biology students know that the brain is an electrochemical organ using electromagnetic energy to function. Electrical activity taking place in the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves. Briefly, there are four categories of brainwaves. They range from the high amplitude, low frequency delta to the low amplitude, high frequency beta. Men, women and children of

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October 14, 2009

Pain and suffering is a necessary condition for human survival. Had there been no pain system in our body and brain, we would not have lived so long !

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Filed under : Philosophy, Spirituality
The presence of so much of pain and suffering in our life pose a major philosophical and scientific problem. The problem is, how is it possible that all the pain, suffering and death that occurs in the world to take place, if the world is actually under the control of an all powerful and loving God? More specifically, how is our belief
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September 30, 2009

If we can live in present moment in silence, in purity and, in spontaneity then our life can be transformed. This is what Taoism philosophy advocate.

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To practice Taoism one must follow the Tao which is a force that flows through all life. The word Tao means road or way. The followers of Taoism, goal is to find a way to harmonize themselves with the Tao.

Laozi or Lao Tzu was a philosopher of ancient China and is a central

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September 16, 2009

22 amazing and some of them very interesting facts about human body

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Filed under : Brain Science, Life
I have compiled 20 astonishing facts (many unimaginable) about our body from various sources. Some of them are quite interesting too. These are reproduced below:

1. Adult human body contains about 10 trillion (10,000 billion) cells and each cell has nearly 100 trillion atoms. One can imagine how many atoms we have in our body. Besides, our breath is about a litre of

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September 2, 2009

Do you know the explanation behind the mystery of how homeopathy works? Medicine we take has, many times,not even a single atom of medicinal substance

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Most of us take homeopathy medicine either frequently or occasionally for treatment of mostly non-serious illnesses. However, we hardly give any thoughts as how it works. The most mysterious thing is many homeopathic remedies/medicines are so diluted that according to the known scientific explanations, they couldn’t possibly have any effect. Suppose we get a medicine of a potency beyond a certain point say 24x or 12c

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September 1, 2009

"When I see 'I am nothing' that is wisdom. When I see 'I am everything' that is love. My life is a movement between these two."- Nisargadatta Maharaj

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The core of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s teaching is the knowledge of one’s own true identity. This knowledge is indeed the pivotal point around which moves everything.” Ramesh BalsekarNisargadatta Maharaj ( 1897-1981) was an great Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (non- dualism) philosophy. According to Wikipedia, one of the 20th century’s exponents of the school of Advaita Vedanta philosophy
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August 17, 2009

Modern science especially quantum mechanics has started offering explanations about the concept of Karma and the reincarnation?

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The concept of ‘karma’ is an integral part of Hindu philosophy. The word ‘Karma’, a Sanskrit word, related in its meaning to the word ‘action’. The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines it as the “sum of person’s actions in one of his successive states of existence, viewed as deciding his fate for the next”. The theory of karma primarily depends on the universal law or the Newton’s

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August 9, 2009

The continuing conflict between higher Self & the lower Self of “I”

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The both, higher self and lower self are our integral part of the body and soul i.e. ‘I’.Both are in ongoing conflict with each other as both compete to pull ‘I’ to their side.The higher self is pure intelligence and free from ego driven desire, fear and lust.While the lower self is devoid of intelligence and is pure desire, fear and lust.We human beings possess

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August 8, 2009

Is humanity progressing towards a more superior race and for better future or just the mankind is growing in a random and purposeless manner?

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In my earlier article entitled ‘10 hard questions about life that need answers before we die’ I had raised the question, whether human race is evolving to a superior race or just the mankind is growing in a random and purposeless manner. As on date, there are 6776 million people are living on this planet while 134 million take birth and out of total lot 57

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July 16, 2009

The fault we see in another lies within our self’ – the world around us is a reflection of our own inner world

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Just as he will have inflicted a wound on a person, so shall it be inflicted upon him.” — Leviticus 24:20

In my earlier article posted on July 5, 08 on this blog titled ‘the world is a mirror- it’s a reflection of our own inner world’ it is written that when we see this world, we get reflection of our own
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July 10, 2009

10 persons I would like to meet in heaven and say a few words to each of them:

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Though it’s hypothetical but given a choice I would certainly want to meet few persons in heaven who have not only turned the course of history but also influenced the mankind in a significant way. It’s almost impossible to shortlist few such significance wise personalities but I in my own (off course biased) way listed 10 such persons to whom I would like to meet and say a
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July 1, 2009

Why many people love to suffer continuously and not able to break up bad relationships? – the reason is that those persons are emotionally addicted.

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Being a conscious being, whenever we are in waking state, we experience thoughts and emotions. We all have very unique behavior and accordingly we identify with a set pattern of thoughts, feelings and particularly the emotions. This very pattern of emotions (such as arguing with one’s spouse, hating or resenting someone or holding grudges against someone) leads to the addiction of that particular set of emotions

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June 21, 2009

10 Hard Questions about life that need answers before we die!

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In this blog, I am trying to address and deliberate many contentious and hard questions about life. Most of these issues are philosophical in nature and hence no straight answer we get even if we try hard, though on many such issues modern science has thrown some light but still they remain inconclusive. 10 such questions that come in my mind are listed below:1. What is the nature
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June 16, 2009

10 Hard Facts (Bitter Truths) of life which we just can’t avoid and realize them gradually in our life

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Life is like a roller coaster and very occasionally we are subjected to ups and down in life coupled with pains and suffering as well as joy and happiness. However, we keep on learning lessons from successes and failures that we come across. As we age, we also learn some bitter truths about life. I am recapitulating 10 such hard facts of life or the bitter
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May 12, 2009

Unresolved enigma of Free Will -Libet’s experiments show that we become aware of a decision only after the decision has already been made inside brain

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Since our early childhood we have been told by our parents, teachers and the society as a whole that we are the architect of our destiny as we have full freedom to take decisions and actions as per our choice and wish. However, gradually we realize that our genetic constitution and the environment in which we grow play a crucial role in determining the way

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May 7, 2009

Emerging commercial market of Spirituality in India- how far modern day spiritual gurus fulfill the common man’s need of spiritual enlightenment?

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Filed under : Spirituality

India is known as the seat of spiritualism and religion since the ancient times. India is the birthplace of many religions and spiritual leaders. In ancient India the Spiritual Guru was generally referred to as a Rishi ‘Sage’ or ‘Saint’ whereas the word Guru was and still is used in the more personal sense in reference to the Teacher and Disciple. According to Wikipedia, a guru

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April 24, 2009

For every person, awareness of physical time differs as each person has a distinct priority for assigning importance to different dimensions of life

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Time has been studied by philosophers and scientists since the prehistoric times and thanks to the scientific progress, we understand it much better today. However, some of the fundamental questions remain unanswered such as, what time actually is; whether time exists when nothing is changing, whether the future and past are real; whether there is

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March 28, 2009

Why it is so that our consciousness is at its root an ever moving, jumping from one perception, feeling and thought, to another.

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Consciousness is generally referred to our individual awareness of our unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensation and environment. We always feel that our conscious experiences are constantly changing. When we try to focus or concentrate on one thought, suddenly we notice some totally unrelated or unwarranted thought comes in the mind. This ever-changing chain of thought can shift one moment to the other but we get a

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March 28, 2009

Winning Mantra from Mahabharata -in various diverse fields, we can still learn leassons from this epic

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Filed under : Life, Spirituality
Mahabharata is supposed to be the second longest epic of the world. It was written, according to historians, around 3000 BC. The epic has made several revelations pertaining to astronomy, geography, mathematics, weaponry, philosophy, spirituality, religion, military strategies, management etc and many of which are still very relevant and useful in our life. It has given so many ‘mantra’
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March 26, 2009

Is there a guiding Intelligence (Ultimate Reality or the God) that is continually creating physical matter out of nothingness?

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar

We generally hold a worldview of separateness in this physical reality and that we are autonomous entities, totally separate from other fellow beings because this is how we perceive through our senses. However, in the ancient times especially in India man’s views were essentially of wholeness. The most significant doctrine expressed in the Vedas and the Upanishads, the first philosophical explorations of Hinduism, is that Reality

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March 11, 2009

My acrylic paintings on canvas

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I have attempted to make some acrylic paintings in last 2-3 months. Though I had earlier attempted nearly 3 years back to try oil paintings but I was not very successful. This time I have made serious efforts with the help of Mr Amit Slathia from Lalit Kala Academy, Gari, New Delhi and so far made 25 paintings on medium sized
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February 14, 2009

Fundamental behavior of matter at subatomic realm (quantum world) is bizarre and weird. And when science and mysticism both meet together

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In the beginning of 16th century, in one of the greatest scientific revolutions ever witnessed, the then prevailing theories of space, time, motion and cosmology were overthrown by Copernicus revolution (i.e. earth revolves around sun and not the earth is in the center of universe).The climax of that revolution was Isaac Newton’s theory of physics in 1667. Newton advocated

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February 6, 2009

There is a growing realization on the direct link between collective consciousness and the physical world around us during extraordinary human events.

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The most significant doctrine expressed in the Vedas and the Upanishads, the first philosophical explorations of Hinduism, is that Reality is One or Absolute, changeless, perfect and eternal, Brahman. The ordinary human world of many separate and discrete (finite) things, which our mind represents by our senses, is an illusion. Hence Vedas speak of a unified field of ‘pure conscio
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January 24, 2009

Fear and anxiety is universal and the key determinant of our undercurrent pattern of thinking and behavior right from individual level to the nation.

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Fear and anxiety which is most of the time unreal and based on false presumptions is universal and pervading at all the levels of our society right from individual level to the nation. Stepping into history, Barak Hussain Obama grasped the reign of power as the first black President of the USA on Jan 20, 09 saying the nation must choose “hope over fear, unity of purpose over
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January 18, 2009

Are we really the architect of our destiny? Conditioning of mind and subconscious mind greatly influence our decisions & events taking place in life

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We all know that destiny is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice or decision we take from time to time. Destiny is not a thing that comes automatically to us but to be achieved. In other words, the decisions we take all the time shape our future or in other words, the destiny. How far the decisions we take are fully conscious or rational

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January 6, 2009

We see our fellow beings dying around us every moment and yet we think,behave and plan in a manner as if we will never die.Isn’t this a great mystery?

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar

When the year 2008 was just about to end, one fine evening I got an extremely tragic and difficult-to forget news about pre-mature and untimely demise of my very dearly and close friend Mr Pawan Wadwa on 20th Dec, 08. During my 5-year deputation tenure with central government, he worked with me as Dep.Sec. in Department of Fertilizers, GOI. Belonging to Indian Ordinance & Factories Service

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December 23, 2008

Man’s evilness is a necessary evil. May be it's eventually for a greater purpose of goodness for the humanity?

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
Filed under : Philosophy, Spirituality

How can we justify or defend God’s goodness and omnipotence in the face of evilness among human beings? This question of free will and evilness has been deliberated by philosophers and thinkers since the earliest recorded historical times. The principle of ‘free will’ has religious, ethical and scientific implications. For example, in the religious realm, free will may imply that an omnipotent divinity does

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November 25, 2008

Spiritualism rather than religion will rise as humanity marches forward. If that is so, does God and religion have a future?

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar

First of all, despite increasing man’s faith on God, few noticeable changes in different religious sects are taking place all over the world. First, more and more people have started believing in Supreme Being or Ultimate Reality rather than personal Gods and Goddesses who are supposed to, as people believe so, intervene from time to time in the lives of human beings to protect

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November 7, 2008

Man’s faith in God has been entrenched far more firmly than ever before despite startling changes, we are witnessing, in our society and life style

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After making visits to Tirumala Temple in Tirupati, Harminder Sahib Gurudwara (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple near Aurangabad and Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi in nearly last 18 months, I got the opportunity to visit Maa Vasishno Devi Temple in the 1st week of November, 2008. Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti located on the hills of
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October 2, 2008

God must be having more liking for those who do not believe in His existence (atheists)

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Those who are atheists and do not believe in His existence do not bother God for solving their day to day problems and helping in coming out from troubled period. They do their own. On the other hand, religious people need God all the time troubling God not
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September 19, 2008

Has God been a mathematician? The Divine Proportion or the Golden ratio is deeply embedded in the very physical nature of the universe

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“Geometry has two great treasures: one is the theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold; the second we may name a precious jewel.” — Johannes Kepler [1571-1630]Few years back when I was reading the worldwide popular The Da Vinci Code of Dan Brown, then saw a major Hollywood
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August 30, 2008

God does not play dice – You cannot affect the past; you cannot affect the future”

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There are two diametrical opposite worldviews about the events that take place in our life and in this universe. First, all events are pre-determined in the sense that everything happens in a determined way. There is no scope of uncertainty or randomness in events happening in our life. This is called determinism worldview. One can, at least in principle, predict the future but since there
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August 24, 2008

Occam’s Razor and the explanation about existence of God

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Filed under : Life, Philosophy, Uncategorized

Occam’s razor (sometimes spelled Ockham’s razor) is a principle attributed to the 14th century English logician and Franciscan friar, William of Ockham. According to Wikipedia, the principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory.Occam’s razor is often cited in the following statements. . .

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August 24, 2008

How much brain we use? Now it’s a proven fact that 10% is a myth

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Since my school days I have been told and learned in books too that human could use only a fraction of their brain, meaning thereby, we are able to tap just a small portion of our potential. In fact, in one of the earliest popular books mentions of this myth is in Dale Carnegie’s 1936 book, How To Win Friends
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July 5, 2008

THE WORLD IS A MIRROR – it is a reflection of our own world

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This world is like a mirror; if you smile you get smiling faces all around and if your mind is filled with negative thoughts or emotions, then world around you will look gloomy, sad and unfriendly. It looks beautiful and full of happy moments if you are good at heart, giving love and affection to others. We all perceive this world in our own way because the mind
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July 5, 2008

God is imperfect. Has He not created imperfect humans?

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Filed under : Life, Philosophy, Uncategorized
In one of my earlier blog entries I have deliberated in detail that if God is loving, caring and omnipotent then why there is so much of pain and suffering in human life. Why God has created imperfect conditions of living for human beings. Besides, human beings are themselves not perfect. Had we been perfect, we would have been the difference between man and the god. This
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July 4, 2008

Each of us has Einstein’s and Shakespear’s stuff in our body

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Each of us has about 10 thousand billions (10 trillion cells), each containing a strand of DNA that, uncoiled, would extend about six feet. If that person’s DNA were spliced into a single strand, it would extend 20 million kilometers–enough to stretch from one corner of earth to another and back 2,270 times.So says Bill Bryson, author of the delightful “A Short History of Nearly Everything.” According to
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June 29, 2008

What does spirituality mean to me?

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We are all living in a materialistic world where life is fast and competitive therefore hardly get any time to see in our inner world. Most of the time, we are so busy in one or the other ego and power driven life dramas. Negativities in our emotions and beha
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June 22, 2008

Some of my personal feelings and thoughts about life

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I am trying to summarize some of my expressible feelings and personal thoughts about life.1. The most destructive habit – allowing mind to wander & indulge in negative thoughts2. The greatest source of happiness —– – in helping the poor & needy people3. The greatest fear of loss —– – loss of reputation and self-respect4. The most satisfying work…….. to

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June 22, 2008

Just a short outlook on life – Some excellent Mantra

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1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s: (1) Respect for self (2) Respect for others and (3) Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. 5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly

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June 21, 2008

New findings show that the God and religion is hardwired in our brain

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William James in his Varieties of Religious Experience detailed the universal belief systems of the human species. Freud’s colleague Gustav Jung called our belief in God a universal archetype, an integral part of our collective unconscious.Dr. Andrew Newberg, University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist and author of “Why We Believe What We Believe,” is working on ways to track how the human brain processes re
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May 4, 2008

Man’s inhumanity to man! Why do we kill each others?

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
Filed under : Spirituality

Last night when I was waiting for melatonin (the hormone that induces sleep) to rise to threshold level, I was struck with a news item appeared this week that in one residential area of Delhi, the national capital, group of residents burned one un-identified person to death, a shameless incident raising an obvious question as to why we humans continue to kill other fellow humans in this modern

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April 27, 2008

Why is it so that small and minor incidents can have vast and devastating effects on our life – The Butterfly Effect

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Filed under : Personal views/ideas
Over the period of time, I have realized beyond any doubt that two things or the phenomena have profound effect in shaping our destiny. First, the element of uncertainty, we don’t know what would happen in coming moments Life is full of surprises and even if we do our best in following a predictable path or routine with all p
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April 27, 2008

Paradox of our modern times

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All over the world, societies are changing at a very fast pace due to transformation in old values, traditions and practices owing to rapid growth in science and technology. New norms, equations and relationships are emerging at every level right from individual level to families upto the nation level. With this, we are witnessing paradox of our modern times at all levels. Lets read some of them which
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February 26, 2008

Some intersting and unique facts, that we must know about our country

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Filed under : Uncategorized
Some of the following facts may be known to you. These facts were recently published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA. I am reproducing 15 intersting facts about ancient India, that we must know:1. India with 5000 years old civilization currently having 325 languages and 1652 dialects; besides, more than 250 universities, 1500 research institutions and 1042 higher institutions.2
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January 18, 2008

If you need God, then what kind of God you want – God of Religion or the God of Science!

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Most of us want to know the meaning and purpose of life and to unravel or unlock its mysteries at one time or other in this life period. Faced with uncertainties in life, insecurity, fear, our own fragility and venerability and lastly the death, we take different recourse to get comfort against these eventualities of life. Some of us start taking creative arts or learn music or philosophy
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December 28, 2007

Evilness and ugliness is hidden in the clothes of goodness and beauty

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
Filed under : Spirituality
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanon born Prophet – 1883-1931, has written a very meaningful story on this subject. The story is that God created the world and everything else that was needed. He looked around and felt that two things were missing namely beauty and ugliness. So these two things were the last things he created. Naturally, he gave beautiful clothes to beauty and to ugliness he gave ugly clothes
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November 30, 2007

We human beings have nearly 99% common genome and more so, we have just around 10,000 common ancestors

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It has been estimated by scientists that there are about 3 billion base pairs of DNA in length in human genome. It may be callled that a gene constitute a strech of DNA that codes for a particular protein, in other words these are protein coding regions of the genome. One gene may sometimes code for more than one different proteins. Besides, there are long streches of DNA
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November 12, 2007

If God is loving, caring and omnipotent then why there is widespread pain and suffering

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
Filed under : Spirituality
I seriously doubt whether there is any person in this world who has not experienced suffering or pain. All beings suffer during their life time in diverse manner. The intensity of suffering comes in different degrees, from very light or mild to the unspeakably insufferable. Human beings are liable to accidents and diseases and those who escape these still have to face the inevitable prospect of
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November 12, 2007

We all live in the world of our own, an illusionary world

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar

In one of my earlier article written on 15th Oct, 05 in this blog I have dwelt upon the subject matter of illusionary world. What we see the world is a function of the way we all have been taught to see it. We have been trained and conditioned to believe certain things which are not necessarily true. These beliefs are taught by our parents, teachers, friends, or

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August 31, 2007

I believe in 33 greats things of life

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Filed under : Personal experiences
1. I believe love and affection toward others can be the key for leading a purposeful life.2. I believe the key to happiness lies in your ability to live in ‘present’ while delinking from negative memories and future enxieties.3. I believe you should treat people the same because you never know what they will do for you in the future.4. I believe that good
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August 25, 2007

My experience of pranic healing- a technique to provide energy in concerned body parts

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Filed under : Personal experiences
I got an opportunity, nearly 3 months back, to visit Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar district in Uttarakhand and the initial purpose was to meet one time colleague Dr S P Misra Vice Chancellor. While taking round of different faculties/departments running number of courses, I was fascinated to see a psycho spiritual model in
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August 19, 2007

Oh my mind

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Filed under : Uncategorized

Our mind’s behaviour has remained totally enigmatic and perhaps the most difficult to unravel its mysteries despite overwhelming progress in the field of psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry and behavioural sciences. If we are able to control our mind, I think we can have unbounded scope to exercise ‘free will’. I have made an attempt to capture my scattered thoughts on the mind in the following words:Oh my

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May 2, 2007

My memorable experience of 10-day Vipassana Meditation course at the foothills of Mussorrie

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Thanks to pre-occupation of total government machinery (except the State’s Secretariat) due to assembly elections and my long pending desire to learn this technique, I attended 10-day Vipassana Meditation course from 16th to 26th April,07 at Dhamma Salila, which lies on the Noon river in the Doon Valley of the Himalayas
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April 4, 2007

When you smile at life, half the smile is on your face, the other half for someone else’s.

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We all know since our childhood that emotions are contagious and if we see any emotionally surcharged person, this instantly and involuntarily make us feel good, sad or angry, as the case may be. Neuro-scientists have also proved that when two people interact face to face
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April 3, 2007

12 most important turning points in human civilization

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
Filed under : Life, Personal views/ideas

The world that we are seeing today is the outcome of events that have taken place over the period of over one hundred centuries of human achievement. Hundreds of famous and noble scientists, statesmen, philosophers, thinkers and theologians have influenced our civilization and contributed significantly in shaping this world as it is before us. There have been many greatest minds and ideas behind the progress and journey of

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March 31, 2007

43 things that I want to do in life

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Time to time, we all make plan and take decisions about what we intend to do in life both on short as well as long term basis. For the first time in Oct, 05, I made an attempt to list out 33 different things which I wanted to do and posted this list on this blog. Subsequently, I have updated this
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March 28, 2007

We must evolve ourself from five-sensory personality to multi-sensory personality

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Filed under : Uncategorized
I have a special fascination for reading about re-incarnation and life after death. That’s why Dr Brian Weiss has been my favorite author and I have read almost all his books, more importantly ‘Same Soul, Many Bodies’, ‘Messages From The Masters’ and ‘Through Time Into Healing. A psychiatrist by profession, Dr Weiss has drawn his hypothesis and conclusions from regression therapy. How
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March 27, 2007

Our body was not there a year ago as almost all the atoms/cells of that body have been replaced

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
Filed under : Life

Today while surfing internet, I have come across very interesting and thrilling information about our body. I thought that I would place these facts about our body, more specifically constituents of body i.e cells and their replacement on my blog. How complicated is our body’s constitution is almost impossible to visualize in normal course. Scientists have now confirmed that 98% of the atoms in our body were not

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March 22, 2007

We need God for fulfilling our psychological and emotional needs

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
Filed under : God and Religion

There have been numerous theories and hypothesis postulated by philosophers, theologists and thinkers from time to time which reinforces our faith on the existence of God right from Thomas Aquinas’ Proofs and ‘ontological arguments’ to Anthropic Principle or the Design theory. However, this question will continue to remain unresolved in the absence of any conclusive or empirical proof on either way. In any case

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March 18, 2007

Can we foresee a day when we will have a complete theory of everything ?

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After reading ‘The Theory of Everything’ by Stephen W Hawking around a month back, I have gone through a second book with almost the same title ‘The Theories of Everything’ by John D Barrow. In this book, Barrow in largely non-technical terms explains clearly the flavour of what has been going on recently in theoretical physics.

According to Wikipedia, a theory of everything (TOE)
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March 17, 2007

Sri Harminder Sahib – Golden Temple, a place with plenty of positive vibrations around

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Thanks to election duty during the last assembly elections in Punjab in Jalandhar in Feb/March, 07, I once again got an opportunity to visit Amritsar to pay homage to Sri Harminder Sahib, popularly known around the world as Golden Temple. This place has a very long history. Guru Nanak lived here for a time in 1532. He was charmed by the secluded spot having a pond with surrounding forest
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March 7, 2007

If the age of Earth is 6 days, then human history is less than even a second!

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According to geologists and paleontologists, the planet Earth was formed as a fireball of molten lava around 4.5 billion years ago (Big-Bang theory postulates the universe’s beginning around 13.7 billion years). The first cell formation, the beginning of life, took place around 3.5 billion years ago. Later on, around 700 million years back, early mammals were evolved and after long chain of evolution, around 100,000 years ago, homo
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March 3, 2007

List of 118 books mainly pertaining to spiritualism, cosmology, religion and other related subjects that I have read in recent times

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
After exhausting myself with a variety of fiction, I started non-fiction reading around 7-8 years back and so far I have read many ‘one of the finest and classics’ type of books on philosophy, spiritualism, religion, psychology,cosmology and self-help category’s books. So far, I have read the following 118 books (of 83 different authors) and these are the books which I would to like read again if time
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February 23, 2007

Shiva’s cosmic dance – a continual dance of creation and destruction involving the whole cosmos

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The latest research of the subatomic world especially in last 2 decades or so has undisputedly revealed the intrinsically dynamic nature of matter. It has shown that the constituents of atoms and the subatomic particles are dynamic patterns which do not exist as isolated entities, but as integral
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February 23, 2007

My fascination for cosmology and brain sciences ??

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I am deeply interested in cosmology (universe’s mysteries) and brain science, especially about mind’s behavior and that’s why I have read so many books on these subject matters. Many of my blog entries/articles are on related subjects. Recently while going through a very interesting book on human nature and the architecture of the mind, I come across an answer for
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February 20, 2007

Self-esteem occurs naturally when we choose to live according to reason and our own principles

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We are rational beings in full control of our life and destiny. I f we accept this fundamental truth and take responsibility for it; we naturally see our self in a good light. If we fail to take responsibility for our life and actions, that estimation falls into danger. These are the thoughtful words written by Nathaniel Branden in his book titled “The Psychology of Self Esteem”.
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February 19, 2007

Why some of us avoid seeking to be great – the Jonah Complex -

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Those who are interested in psychology must be very familiar with the Maslow’s concept of “self –actualization”. We all know we must eat, drink and sleep but Maslow argued that once these basic needs are met, we develop ‘metaneeds’ regarding the higher B-values that also have to be fulfilled. This was his famous “hierarchy of needs” which ends with the need for spiritual and psychological fulfillment. While reading
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January 10, 2007

How many people have ever lived on this earth – any guess – 106 billion !

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As of July, 8, 2008, the world’s population is believed to be approximately 6.70 billion. Estimates of the total number of people who have ever lived range approximately from 45 billion to 125 billion. However, many of the more robust estimates fall into the range of 90 to 110 billion humans. It is difficult to estimate because of many reasons such like (i) it’s not clear when human

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January 10, 2007

Memorable experience of ‘Aarty’ at Dasaswameth Ghat at Varanasi

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Recently I got an opportunity to visit Varanasi for 3-4 days on election related duty. In one of those days I visited historical Vishwanath temple and watched ‘aarty’at Dasaswameth Ghat near this temple. As we know Varanasi is a city situated on the left (west) bank of the River Ganges regarded as holy city not only by Hindus but also by Buddhists and Jains. Varanasi is
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November 3, 2006

Famous religious places of India that have been visited by me

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1. Rameshwaram Mandir, TN2. Jagganath Puri Temple, Orissa3. Tirumala Temple, Tirupati, AP4. Sun Temple, Konark, Orissa5. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, TN6. Khajurao Temples, MP7. Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Varanasi8. Vivekanand Temple, Kanyakumari9. Sri Harminder Sahib Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab10. Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, Ajmer11. Gangoti, Uttarakhand12. Ram Janam Bhumi- Babri Masjid, Ayodhya13. Sathya Sai Baba Temple, Puttaparthy, AP14.Kaali Temple, Dakshiniswar, Kolkata15. Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati, Assam16. Vindhyavasini

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October 30, 2006

Married couples who live happily together for decades tend to look alike

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A few years back someone remarked jokingly to me that older married couples start looking like brother and sister because they think and act similarly. This surprised me a bit but again I learned this in some article published in some journal. Now while going through a recently
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October 12, 2006

What we perceive through senses is often not a reality – Plato’s Allegory of Cave

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one — Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
What is reality? Its highly debatable and interesting subject matter as for different persons there is different meaning for what they observe or perceive through their senses. Reality in every day usage means “everything that exists”. According to Wikipedia, the term reality, in its widest sense, includes everything
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October 10, 2006

Why the God has permitted 'evil' to overrun the world

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The God, the Master DesignerWhen created the mankind, thought thatThe mankind wouldWork with the laws of NatureWork in orderly and harmonious mannerWork together for a better futureWork together to move forward with rapid paceBut now, when the God see the mankindHe is perplexed to seeHow hostile and destructive we are to each otherHow we exploit, victimize and oppress each otherHow freely we are using ‘evilness’ against othersHow fast
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August 27, 2006

There is intelligent design (divinity) behind the origin of life and the universe!

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More you read about universe, space and their mysteries, more you are fascinated and tempted to go in greater details. After reading ‘Briefer History of Time’ by Stephan Hawking, ‘Code name God’ by Mani Bhaumik and few publications of Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata, I am looking more specifically about God’s hand or in other words that supernatural power governing nature in creation
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July 16, 2006

Modern Physics and the ‘Oneness of God’

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We all know, especially those who have been science students, that everything in this world is made up of fundamental particles like electrons and these particles are identical whenever or wherever they come into being in the universe. That’s why we can say that events in one corner of this universe are linked
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June 14, 2006

The Great Stupa at Sanchi

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Sanchi is a small village, located 46 km north east of Bhopal, in the central part of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the location of several Buddhist monuments, dating from the third century BCE to the twelfth century CE. I got the opportunity to visit the monuments, that are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on June 10, 2006 , when I happened to
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May 20, 2006

Is there any God richer than Lord Venkataswara

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Thanks to Election Commission of India, I got the very first opportunity to visit Tirupati, the world famous pilgrimage, where Lord Venkateswara temple is located on Tirumala hills at an altitude of about 2500 ft on May 9, 06 and my long standing wish for this place was met on that very day. Tirumala Temple is the world’s most active religious destination with more visitors than the Mecca
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May 15, 2006

Man With a Primitive Mind

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In the beginning of civilizationThere was a Man with a primitive mindAs time passed, Man became intelligent and ‘civilized’He made the world a far better place to liveIntellectual advances in science and technologyAs well as social revolution took place around the globeDemocracy and secularism expanded across nationsPoverty, hunger, inequality, human suffering declined across worldOptimism about humanity grew with control over the natural

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May 15, 2006

Silence Must Be Heard

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Even when there is noise, one can hear silence underneathThat is the inner space in which the noise arisesThat’s the inner space of awareness or consciousness itselfWhen you become aware of silence, there is a state of inner silenceAt that time, you come out from collective human conditioning of thoughtsBecoming aware of awareness is the creation of inner silence in mindBecoming

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May 15, 2006

Can we be successful without being happy ?

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Often a question arises in my mind about the relationship between success and happiness. Whether success leads to happiness in life or it’s the other way round, means, happiness gives success in one’s life. It’s a debatable issue and one can have views on either side.First, let’s see what success means in one’s life. Most of us would certainly agree that success doesn’t mean to earn lot of
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May 5, 2006

In what kind of global village we are living

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If we could fit the entire population of the world into a village consisting of 100 people, maintaining the proportions of all the people living on earth, that village would 57 Asians21 Europeans14 Americans (North, central and south)8 Africans There would be:52 women and 48 men30 Caucasians and 70 non-Caucasians30 Christians and 70 non-Christians89 Heterosexuals and11 homosexuals6 people would possess 59% of the wealth and they would all

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March 12, 2006

Animal instinct and the collective dysfunction of our mind

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Our human ancestors existed for at least 500,000 years without fire, but once Stone Age arrived we evolved into creatures who used only fire and stone. Their survival depended purely on violence. They hunted animals and kill each other for food. That animal instinct and violent behavior has been imprinted on our genes and this behavior has remained intact over centuries and centuries. This behaviour has now transformed
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March 12, 2006

Conditioned mind

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Our minds trap us in the past and in the future. Constantly worrying, analyzing, and thinking, our egos prevent us from truly being in the present, from climbing out of the rut of habit and conditioning. How can we see things as they really exist in the present when our past conditioning and assumptions, our preconceived ideas, biases, and prejudices, are constantly getting in our way? We must
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March 5, 2006

Nature is balanced

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Nature is balancedEverything must be balanced. So are the animals and the beastsSo they live in harmonyHave humans learned from nature and the beastsThere is no harmony among humansThere is no intention among them to live in harmony Nature is balanced. Nature is energy and life. Humans just destroy lifeThey destroy natureThey

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February 12, 2006

I wait patiently but you have no time for Me – Your friend God

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When you got up this morning, I (God) observed you, and I hoped you would remember me,No matter if they were only few words, you would me for what had happened yesterday.But I noticed that you were so busy doing routine rituals of the morning and preparing yourself for going to work

I continued hoping, while you were doing things in a hurry,I knew, there were still some
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February 12, 2006

Why do we all lie ? — Art and science of lying

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I am making an attempt to touch upon a complex and somewhat enigmatic subject of utmost importance in our day to day life. ‘Telling lies’ is deep into our blood. We all lie at one time or the other, though some are habitual liars, without understanding its nature, psychology, morality and how this has evolved over the centuries.I have compiled this article after consulting few studies.
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February 5, 2006

How much do you know about your world?

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Each of the following fact tells us something very important we need to know about modern life in our world. Some of these facts are really unbelievable.1. There are still 27 million slaves in the world.2. The average Japanese woman can expect to live to be 84. On the other hand, the average Botswanan will reach just 39. By 2010, Botswanans are expected to live just
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February 5, 2006

Our face has its own mind

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It is a widely accepted fact that face is an enormously rich source of information about emotions. The information on our face is a signal of what is going on inside our mind. Malcolm Gladwell in his book entitledBlink’ (also the author of famous ‘The Tipping Point’)
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February 5, 2006

All problems are illusion of our mind

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The mind is the human mechanism or energy software to think. According to Del Pe in his ‘From Success to Fulfillment’, the mind is an energy field that, like radio systems, has different frequency bands from a lower vibrational signal to a very high signals. This energy field can be called “mental
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January 22, 2006

Two men with one body

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I am two men with one body.One wants to enjoy life with pleasure and total freedom.Other wants to be slave with routine and mundane things.One love adventure and passion and wants to dream in life.Other wants to remain happy with repetitive and conditioned life.One is a free bird that wants to hover all around the world.Other wants to be chained with society and his family life.One has

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January 22, 2006

Dynamics of ‘incentives’ in our life

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We all learn to respond to incentives, positive and negative (dis-incentive), from the very outset of life. In economics, incentive is any factor, financial or non-financial, that provides for a motive for a particular course of action or counts as a reason for preferring one choice to the alternatives (as defined in Wikipedia). For example, take a student, his incentive to bring good percentage of marks is
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January 18, 2006

Free Will and our Destiny

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According to Wikipedia, destiny or fate refers to the things that will happen to a person in the future, and which cannot be changed. It may be conceived as the irresistible power or agency that determines the future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that
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January 11, 2006

Let's know something quite intersting about ourself

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I am attempting to enlist some of the most intersting facts and figures about ourself and so fascinating, that I learnt recently while going through some books about human body:
1. We have an estimated 100,000 billion cells and each cell contains up to 10,000 different proteins.2. Our brain has roughly 100 billion neurons and each linked with up to 25,000 other
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January 1, 2006

There was a necessity to invent the God

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Most of us, at one time or the other, are seized with the questions associated with the existence and form of God. I am extremely skeptical about God but even then I never miss an opportunity to visit temples, mosques, church and gurdawaras and many times, ask something or the othe
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December 20, 2005

My maiden attempt of oil painting

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One of the 33 things that I want to do in my life (see details in my previous blog), is to do oil painting. I had never tried it earlier but somehow I feel that I can do it if I make an attempt. In last two months, I have made following oil paintings on canvas (except the first one) without any training or guidance (off course their original paintings… Continue reading

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December 20, 2005

Transcendental meditation (TM) helps me in maintaining resting and relaxing state of mind even during stressful and “bad” period

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Way back in Dec, 1999 I came across an American teacher when I was on a highly stressful and demanding assignment of Vice Chairman of Lucknow Development Authority and due to deficit sleep and higher anxiety level I learned the mediation technique of Transcendental Meditation, or TM. Surprisingly I found instant results in getting those symptoms mitigated even just after 10 days. Since then with few interruptions I
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November 21, 2005

Age of flatism – the 'flat world' and India

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We are in a world that has a system that now allows convergence among billions of people. Nearly 1.5 billion people from India, Russia and China have been added into the existing global economic work force and they all are participating directly or indirectly in the flattening process or at least feeling its effect. In this world, globalization is now driven by idea based or knowledge driven individuals
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November 19, 2005

The biology of aging

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Recognizing the fact that human beings do not age at the same pace, scientists have described three ways to characterize a person’s age. On this basis you can judge your age.
Chronological age: This is your age on the basis of your birthday. This age one
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November 11, 2005

Co-incidences in our life and destiny

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Our life is full of coincidences and many of them prove to be very meaningful and important to determine our fate or destiny whether in near future or in long run. Like, someone is thinking about his very old friend and he hadn’t met him for several years but incidentally he met the same friend on the next day itself. Similarly, we may see an individual at work
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November 6, 2005

Broken windows theory and corruption epidemic

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Recently while going through a very interesting and fascinating book of Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point, I have come across Broken Window Theory. This book illustrates the tipping point phenomenon wherein it says that the tipping point is that very particular moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold and spreads like wildfire. How little things can make a big difference, is the central theme
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November 5, 2005

Exercising Free Will

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The life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism, the way you play it is free will —- Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call ‘free will’ is your mind’s freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the
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October 26, 2005

We and the puzzling universe

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This week I had an extremely interesting reading on space, time and the surrounding universe. The book entitled ‘A Briefer History of Time’ by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, is full of startling and fascinating facts about the universe. It gives brief history of humanity’s intellectual struggle to understand
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October 24, 2005

My Mission & Goals

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The man without purpose is like a ship without a rudder – a waif , a nothing, a no man — Thomas CarlyleI have, in my previous blog, listed 33 things that I would like to do in life; though the list need to be amended during the course of time depending on specific needs
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October 20, 2005

I want to do 33 things in life

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The following is the list, prepared after giving some thoughtful moments, of 33 things that I want to do in life. These all are not necessarily enlisted on priority wise. It will, I think, allow to me to lead a meaningful life.
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October 15, 2005

The world is just an illusion

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“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is” — Alan Watts“Life is full of obstacle illusions” — Grant FrazierCurrently
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October 15, 2005

Give a second or two on these thoughts

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The following are some sensible and thoughtful tips, that can be very useful in day to day life.1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won’t make

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October 3, 2005

The kinds of love

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Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give — which is everything.” – AnonymousLove is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.” – Smiley BlantonScientists have figured out how many varieties
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September 29, 2005

Happiness – Is there any formula to stay happy in life ?

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There is whole lot of literature in the market as how to get happiness in one’s life. A huge industry of happlography has emerged to feed the felt-need of people searching for happiness in stressful environment. There are many worth reading books in the market but i Continue reading

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September 27, 2005

Don't try to be perfectionist !

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A new study has recently revealed that striving for perfection in everything could prove to be absolutely imperfect for your health. In June 2004 an article appeared in Times Of India edition that according to The Sun, the study found that perfectionist often suffer
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September 21, 2005

I wonder whether we are good human beings with some evilness in us ?

Posted by : Balvinder Kumar
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Recently while reading a book, I got a surprise momentarily to learn that humans killed in excess of 100 million fellow human beings in the twentieth century alone, as reported by R.L.Sivard in World Military and Social Expenditures 1996, 16th edition. See, humans’ beings have inflicted pain, sorrow and sadness of such magnitude on

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September 21, 2005

Thoughts are mostly conditioned and repetitive.

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We all human beings are imprisoned by our own set of thoughts, which are mostly conditioned, repetitive and ironically negative. That’s why we give so much emphasis on positive thinking in order to live a meaningful life. According to one study nearly 90% of thoughts in a day fall under this category. These
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September 21, 2005

My first blog

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In the current ongoing global information revolution or in other words the digitization revolution ( wherein words, music, data, files & pictures are turned into bits and bytes and then manipulated, stored and transmitted through satellite and optic fibre lines ) sharing of all kinds of information and data among individuals and other entities has been sweeping around the world. Simultaneously, sharing of feelings
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