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  • The precious gift of life

    Intro: As the cloud moves across the sky, so do moments in our lives. We need to be in harmony with our thoughts, actions and also realise the ephemeral nature of events, writes RAVI VALLURI Life is something very precious, a divine gift given to us by God or nature. Do humans realise how high…

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  • How to assuage your anger

    The year was 1966 and the date 30, June. It was the day that Michael Gerard Tyson cut the umbilical cord with his mother Lorna Smith and arrived on planet Earth.  It was destiny percase that his gargantuan and brawny frame was welded with guile and facile locomotion, moving like a butterfly and stinging like…

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  • Be calm and composed

    Aeons ago in ancient China lived an old farmer who had worked on his land for many years. He was blessed with a perspicacious mind. Abruptly, one day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, a motley group of neighbours came to commiserate with him. “Such misfortune, such ill luck,” the agitated group of…

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  • Sleep well to live well

    The Universe, by virtue of the laws of nature, has provided all humans four sources of energy; namely food, breath, sleep or deep rest and a meditative state of mind. A Guru or an accomplished teacher unravels these secrets in any reputed wellness programme or course. Our bodies and minds get resuscitated to execute the…

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  • Having the right attitude can make the big difference

    Aeons ago lived a tutee in a Temple of Knowledge, under the tutelage of several monks now close to fifteen years. He had been unflinchingly practising mindful living, quotidian practices of gaining awareness and a wide range of meditation techniques. However, his inner-self felt that he was hardly advancing in his understanding of the vast…

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  • Think before you judge a person

    Just as it would be fallacious and short-sighted to judge a book merely by its cover, it would be equally judgemental and unjust to label a person based on a single act of omission Aeons ago lived an old farmer in ancient China. He was once a brawny grazier and a propertied landlord. On account…

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  • Treat life like a waterfall

    The ubiquitous water cycle is the perfect example of how things constantly change, yet remain unchanged Just for a moment, imagine yourself traveling across the serpentine and sometimes vicious curves of a mountainous terrain. As the blazing, radiant sun begins to sink behind the hills, there is a radiant glow and effulgence across the spectrum….

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  • Why we must overcome mental apartheid

    Spirituality is the key which will set you free from the psychological shackles that ultimately leads to peaceful and happier a life The human mind is cannonaded with innumerable thoughts. It is estimated that around 60 thousand thoughts arise in our mind, on any given day. When the human mind is not at rest or…

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  • Why organisations should ‘understand’ their employees

    The ‘patriarch’ of the organisation should empathise with the employees, appreciate their problems and correctly assess their strengths and weaknesses, writes RAVI VALLURI It would be a worthwhile activity to disambiguate the word ‘devotion’ with respect to an organisation as we unravel the dilemma of human resources development in an organisation. An organisation is a…

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  • Life is like a train journey

    At each juncture or halt, just as people entrain and detrain, so is it, not only with the people in our lives but the thoughts floating around in our mind Call it a belief, term it a thought or merely an observation, fact is one discovers the land while travelling by train. Humans through their…

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  • How the human mind develops psychological skills

    The human mind over a period of time becomes robust by assessment of individual differences, behavioural modifications and various guidance skills Maharishi Patanjali in the celebrated treatise Patanjali Yoga Sutra, wrote, “Tado drashtuhu swarupe avastham,” (Sutra 3), implying that the seer then rests or remains in his / her own nature. This exalted state can…

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  • How to overcome challenging situations

    Humans should inculcate the efficacious habit of accepting failures as easily as we embrace momentous and successful moments Once an accomplished and legendary Sufi master was invited by an estimable management institute in the United States of America to explicate and delineate the nuances of Sufism and its relevance to contemporary society. Erudite scholars and…

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