Imagination. The most critical difference between humans and animals is the power of imagination. Animals cannot imagine to the infinite extent that humans can. Animals also have some imagination but it is minuscule, compared to the proportion of Humans. When an animal sees an object, it checks for three things A. If it’s a Prey…. Read more »
A dream is an oscillation between “Chintan” and “Chit”, which means the mind moves between a state of contemplation and consciousness. In Sanskrit, there is a term called “Ananya chintana” which means contemplation. The action of looking thoughtfully. A dream is nothing but the function of “Ananya Chintana”. Dream is a manifestation of thoughts and… Read more »
Tit for Tat is not justified and Bhagwad Gita mentions to just focus on your Dharma, not the outcome that may happen because of your Actions.So let’s say an animal enters your house and kills your child. You can use weapons to protect your child, that is your Dharma. But if you fail to protect… Read more »
Popularity. Don’t think so. Not everyone wants to be popular. My grandmother, she is approaching her 80’s and she does not want to be popular. Recognition. Don’t think so. Hundreds of thousands of people are perfectly okay without any recognition and they do not want themselves to be “Recognized” Wealth/Power Certainly not. There are a… Read more »
When you utter the word “Free”, what exactly do you mean? Freedom from what? Freedom from this world? Or Freedom from yourself? We are our own masters who enslave ourselves. According to Indian philosophy, hermitage is not Freedom. It is an escape from the mundane material world. The hermit is someone who has escaped from… Read more »
Wisdom cannot be quantified. Wealth can be quantified. You can say that I have X amount of money and I need not work for 15 years and I will still survive. Intelligence can be quantified. You can say that I know these subjects well and if asked to prove my mettle, I can do it. … Read more »
You own nothing. You don’t own money. Money owns you. You work for the money, money doesn’t work for you. You don’t own the house. The house owns you. You have to work, earn and pay the mortgage to buy or keep the house. If you don’t, the house will replace you with a new… Read more »
Marriage is a logical step towards domestication which leads to organized civil governance. Marriage is simply a derivative of Economics (not love). War, for that matter is just a consequence of Economics. Same is with marriage. It is just a trade off between the participants wherein the combination is larger than the sum of its parts.
Attachments can never give you happiness. All of the things you have are physical attachments. We also have emotional attachments e.g spouse, children, profession etc which cannot give you happiness. Emotional attachments give you a sense of “belonging” and “companionship” but not sustainable happiness.
Happiness has nothing to do with abundance or lack of wealth. It is the absence of wealth and the chase which makes life worthwhile, not abundance.
Wealth is a necessity but most of us forget the fact that the chase to accumulate wealth is never ending. You will never have enough and if you give money the power to make you happy or sad, you will always be sad.