Points to Ponder: October 6, 2018 Yesterday we were trying to find out if our approach to finding happiness is flawed. Today we will try to explore what is happiness. Let’s begin with a small example. Suppose you get a present from someone. Your eyes see the present and your mind feels happiness but it
Points to Ponder: October 5, 2018 I was thinking how happiness has become costlier with time. It takes so much to feel the emotion that we call happiness today. In this context, I will share with you three incidents. I met a youngster who told me that he has to steal money from his
Points to Ponder: August 31, 2018 We have travelled a long journey with humans on this planet. We have taken several costumes one after the other and engaged with other fellow humans on the planet. In this process of engaging and disengaging, meeting and separating, giving and taking, we have created several karmic accounts. Every
Points to Points: August 30, 2018 Retribution can settle scores but it aggravates karmic debt instead of settling it. Let us explore this today. Someone hurls insults at me and I hurl them back at him. Sounds like I settled a score quite well and yes technically, in the ways of the world, it would be
Points to Ponder: August 21, 2018 The theory of Karma states two things for a fact: 1) I did what I did in the past and my present context is a product of my past karma and I have no control over it. 2) I have complete choice over how I respond to my present
Points to Ponder: August 2, 2018 Self preservation is the natural instinct of humans to save themselves from harm. But this usually applies to physical harm and preservation from physical harm. Physical detachment is the way to protect one from physical harm. However, today we would like to reflect on emotional hurt and emotional preservation. Emotional
Points to Ponder: July 31, 2018 Yesterday we explored that God is not the giver of sorrow. But God is the remover of sorrow. It is often thought that one who gives the pain can only give solace. So if God is not the giver of pain, how can He be the giver of solace?
Points to Ponder: July 30, 2018 We all pray to God. We cry, beg, plead and say have mercy, my Lord. We ask God to remove our sorrows and bless us. And yes God is hailed as the benevolent one, He has always been upheld as the bestower of happiness. But in all of this, there