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“Take up one idea”

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Money is not what matters ( or why less is more)

One common belief is that the universe is pure abundance and all we need to do is to plug into an infinite supply of material wealth to abandon our scarcity-ridden mindset. Because money is there, it has to be spent. … Continue reading

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What Gandhi said : take from the nature what is needed and no more

“The incessant search for material comforts and their multiplication is an evil. I make bold to say that the Europeans will have to remodel their outlook, if they do not want to perish under the weight of the comforts to which they … Continue reading

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Indian spirituality : Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Why do you want to read others’ books when there is the book of yourself ?” This is one of the many sayings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, an indian thinker who lived in the 20° century. Promoting an alternative education, free … Continue reading

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India : sallekhana, a noble way to face the death

At the time of writing this, a 85 year-old jaïn woman has entered her 29° day of fasting. For the past seven days, she has even stopped having a drop of water leave alone a grain of food. And she is … Continue reading

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India : Mira Baï, a mystical princess who renunced everything to live her passion

Mira Baï, a 16° century princess, is still famous for the numerous hymns she wrote, all in praise of Krishna, the god of love, one of the main hindu gods. Her poems are still sung in northern India, and in … Continue reading

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India : I’m your child but I’m older than you

According to hindus, a newborn is not a new being who has to be educated; he is not a white page that has to be filled. In the contrary, his soul has already lived many lifes, may be many more … Continue reading

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