Contextualizing absolute-sounding scriptural statements doesn’t minimize those statements; not contextualizing minimizes them
Mar31

Contextualizing absolute-sounding scriptural statements doesn’t minimize those statements; not contextualizing minimizes them

How do we make sense of absolute-sounding statements in wisdom-texts such as the Bhagavad-gita? Consider its declaration…

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Education is meant to remove ignorance and restore innocence, not remove innocence and reinforce ignorance
Sep28

Education is meant to remove ignorance and restore innocence, not remove innocence and reinforce ignorance

Education is a central part of human society. We get educated for several decades early on in our life when we have the most…

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Thinking that thinking is troublesome, is troublesome
May03

Thinking that thinking is troublesome, is troublesome

Some people avoid thinking about life’s big questions such as: “What is life meant for? What happens after death? What…

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Education centers not on building our resume, but on broadening our reality
Mar23

Education centers not on building our resume, but on broadening our reality

Today’s academic culture often makes students obsessed with building their resume. When they have to decide which course…

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Education is meant for not just literacy or numeracy or prosperity; it is meant essentially for spirituality
May17

Education is meant for not just literacy or numeracy or prosperity; it is meant essentially for spirituality

Education is highly sought nowadays, with people paying millions to get prestigious degrees. But what is education meant…

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Life is not just a problem-solving exercise – it is essentially a consciousness-raising expedition
Dec17

Life is not just a problem-solving exercise – it is essentially a consciousness-raising expedition

When we face problems repeatedly and feel disheartened, we may try to see problems as challenges. Thus, we may, knowingly…

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