The Temporary Insanity Called ANGER
Aug12

The Temporary Insanity Called ANGER

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right reason and in the right way – that is not easy. ARISTOTLE If you are angry with yourself for getting angry too often and too fast, take heart – anger is not just my problem or your problem, it is a universal problem. Anger is a primitive protective response rooted in our evolutionary past. It has immense...

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MARRIAGE – as it is, and what it could be
Jul25

MARRIAGE – as it is, and what it could be

Marriage unites a man and a woman for life. Irrespective of how the match was made, they always make the commitment in spite of not knowing each other half as well as they should. This is true even of couples who have been seeing each other for years before they tie the knot. Having long conversations over cups of tea or watching movies together is quite different from living together as husband and wife. It has been said that a...

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AUSTERITY: When Less is More
Jul25

AUSTERITY: When Less is More

Austerity is commonly used as the English equivalent of what has been called Tapas in the Indian tradition. Austerity bears a superficial resemblance to tapas, but the two are not the same; there is perhaps no word in English that conveys the exact meaning of tapas. A life characterized by austerities is an extremely simple life. The simplicity is the result of self-denial, which in turn may be based on a philosophy of life that...

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