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SELF-EMPOWERMENT

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The need for respect is universal.   It is not the prerogative of a few.   Everyone needs it.   Loss of respect can drive a man to any length.    Self-empowerment is very simply a process of taking responsibility for and control of one’s own deeds and actions and ultimately life, governed by one’s own working creed.   […]

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A LETTER TO AN ASPIRING UNDERGRADUATE

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Characteristics of a Robust Business   These stand-out attributes of a robust business are set out in summary form, and in no specific order of importance.  The secret of any successful business is firstly the robustness of the principles it is founded upon and the consistency and loyalty with which these are made visible in all […]

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Overcoming Suffering

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Overcoming Suffering

Suffering needs no explaining. Virtually everyone has experienced suffering of one kind or the other in their life and knows what it does to them. Very simply anything that takes joy out of living or fulfilling a purpose is suffering.  But every suffering ends, and ends with an outcome. This adage gives strength and courage […]

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Now is a 3 letter explosion!!!!!

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“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life!” Omar Khyyam ‘Now’ may seem to be a simple enough concept to grasp, but in reality it is a deep and esoteric experience of existence which can’t even be imagined at the level of an ordinary mind. It is most definitely not the present moment […]

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Communing with self

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Communing with Self - Langshott Foundation

 Communing with self is a panacea for combating loneliness. Not praying nor meditating, communing is a practice of consciously coming intimately close to one’s inner-self in solitude without the use of sounds – any sounds. This is when the mind addresses the life force within and thus broadcasts thoughts, desires, intentions and emotions of the physical […]

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Perspective

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Whilst in the middle of my shopping at a mall I sat on a bench for a little rest next to an old man. His dishevelled attire and a glum look on his face conveyed a message of sadness about him. “Hello” I said perfunctorily. “Hello” he said, nodding his head. “Nice day” “What’s nice […]

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Seven Deadly Sins

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The stories of mayhem, conflict and atrocities of all kinds brought to us by the press and media continue unabated all around the world. The sad part of it all is that because it is recurrent daily newsfeed, we have come to accept it as normal. This is how we have learnt to justify our […]

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C-L-A-R-I-T-Y – A Legacy for our Grandchildren

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Living in a world increasingly torn apart by hatred and terror, I sit in wonder chewing over the questions ‘Will my grandchildren ever forgive me for the kind of world I am creating for them?  Will I want them to stomach the world that has gone blind? Will they live in eternal fear, or strive […]

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Progress & Change

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Embed from Getty Images Progress is to do more and more and better and better of what we have always done, but change is a complete transformation for a new beginning. I once met a man who had just retired from work in Indian Railways. He said rather smugly he had fulfilled all his social […]