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  • The Amazing Power of the Human Mind

    Realisation and awareness are two iconic qualities that shine the light on the amazing power of the human mind. Aeons ago lived, lived an ambitious king named Suddhodhana, chieftain of Sakyan republics. He was captivated with the thought of perpetuating the dynasty. However, his battle fatigued son Siddhartha, was not ensnared by the Mara of…

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  • Why it is important to learn the art of forgiveness

    In order to lead a warm, happy and healthy life individual should embark upon the path of forgiveness and compassion, writes Ravi Valluri Recall the iconic lines of one of the most celebrated troupers of India- Amitabh Bachchan. In his baritone voice, body punctured with bullets and bleeding profusely, Vijay- as he was addressed in…

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  • Being compassionate is the road to happiness

    Compassion stands for lenity which emerges from love, while animosity and tyranny appear from lust and covetousness, writes Ravi Valluri A Zen Master assembled his tutees at the Temple of Knowledge. The monks had completed a vigorous session on meditation were suffused with efficacious thoughts. It was time to question their cerebral robustness. ‘What do…

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  • Why it is important to alienate your anger

    When the human mind becomes fossilised in thought process, it assumes the monstrous shape of ego. The impish and subtle innocence gets lost and a hardened ego takes the shape of avarice and anger, writes Ravi Valluri   Aeons ago lived a disciple who was under the tutelage of an estimable Zen master. Even though…

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  • Trademarks and characteristics of a creative mind

    Novelty and originality are trademarks and characteristics of creative thought processes, writes Ravi Valluri Just like that one day, an apple fell into the lap of Isaac Newton and he went on to famously developed the Theory of Gravity. ‘Life is either a great adventure or nothing,’ Hellen Adam Keller was to pen these iconic…

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  • Channel anxiety the right way

    Anxiety motivates the mind to accomplish the task on hand and excel to produce high octane stuff, writes Ravi Valluri Rambunctious crowds in the cauldron, millions riveted to the idiot box, and a zillion other connected through social media, with a bated breath follow an India- Pakistan cricket match. It seems eons ago that hockey…

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  • How to motivate the mind to excel

    The underlying factors which contribute towards psychological motivation include the focus on psychological, social and environmental factors, writes Ravi Valluri Do the words micro-management or detail-orientated ring a bell or strike a chord in our minds? The geometry of the febrile minds of seekers, be it spiritual masters, 24×7 politicians, emblematic thespians, writers, painters, architects,…

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