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When Your Words May Hurt…
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When Your Words May Hurt…

The great sage Chanakya was a thinker par excellence and chief advisor to one of the most powerful kings of India: Chandragupta Maurya (321 – 297 BCE). Chanakya was, in fact, not just a mentor but[...]

The Four Truths of Life
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The Four Truths of Life

“There’s only one thing I seek from God,” the young girl said. “Forgiveness. Other than forgiveness, there’s nothing else I want.” “My father was HIV positive and his last days were extremely painful,” she[...]

What Could I Have Done?
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What Could I Have Done?

So often people ask me what should they do when someone does bad to them? Or that how should they act when they find themselves in difficult circumstances having to do things they would[...]

The Secret of Being Positive
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The Secret of Being Positive

How to be positive? I get asked this question a lot. And often when people say they want to be positive, what they are really saying is how do I be happy and hopeful[...]

A Million Thoughts
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A Million Thoughts

It was towards the end of February 2011. At an altitude of 10,000 feet, in a Himalayan forest, with icicles hanging outside from the thatched roof, I sat in intense meditation. Ten hours of[...]

Weapons of Mass Distraction
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Weapons of Mass Distraction

Last month, I was flying back from Singapore to Delhi. It was a 5.5-hour flight. In the aisle seat, only a passage separating us, sat a boy who looked no more than 12-years-old. Next[...]