When asked how to spread Vedanta, Swami Parthasarathy quoted the words that are said to be written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey in London, England.
When I was young and free and my imagination hadRead More ›
Acquiring the skills necessary for successful emotion regulation constitutes a profound developmental achievement. By adulthood, however, emotion regulation is no longer simply desirable, it is absolutely necessary for daily functioning.
Discriminate vs Indiscriminate Living
Intelligent, healthy self-control is a mark of human maturity.Read More ›
Self-confidence and self-respect are indispensable qualities in human life. Without them life seems dull, oppressive, or threatening; and we lack the initiative and enthusiasm to fulfill our potential. Although different, these two qualities are inextricably linked.
To understand self-respect we canRead More ›
The feeling of being offended or hurt by another's opinions, beliefs, or values is something we can all identify with. It's an unsettling and unpleasant experience, and rarely leads to healthy or appropriate responses. However with just a little intellectual training,Read More ›
Throughout life, humans seek pleasure, peace, satisfaction. All of our activities target an inner sense of completion and contentment, of being in harmony with circumstances and oneself. However, observation of our own experiences reveals that the sense of contentment and harmonyRead More ›
Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.
In our discussion of social evolution we need sometimes to remember that the very perfection of society must always appear as imperfection; for a highly developed society is dynamic. ... A static society ... is in a condition of arrested development;Read More ›