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The Indian mind

Because India is blessed by a warm climate, a rich soil, abundant productivity and easy communication, the ( traditional) Indian mind feel in harmony with the nature, with the universe. Contrary to the western mind that assigns great importance to the … Continue reading

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Why India is such a failure in sports ?

Despite of its love affair with cricket, India is a big failure in sports. Since 1896, India has won only 26 olympic medals, most of them in field hockey. How to explain such poor performances since so long ? There is no obvious explanation. Many ( more … Continue reading

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“Take up one idea”

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Anarchy in ( muslim) India

Considered as the anarchists of Islam, fakirs are muslim ( male) wanderers who live on charity and the love of Allah.  They are not magicians who perform “miracles” such as lying on a bed of nails, eating fire, raising bodies,…even if … Continue reading

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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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India : Gayatri mantra, the sacred hindu mantra

A mantra is a properly repeated hymn or formula used in rituals and meditation by hindus but also jaïns, buddhists. First uttered by an inspired seer (“rishi”, a prophet who lived something like 4000-3000 years ago, one of the sage who … Continue reading

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In India, eating human flesh is a way to gain spiritual powers

Here is some publicity for a video : http://www.ceveni.com/2009/01/aghori-sadhus-eating-human-flesh-video.html It’s about cannibalism, “aghori sadhu” and what faithful people can do… It’s gruesome but there are people who like it ! For those who don’t know, “sadhu” are hindu men who renunce everything … Continue reading

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Indian spirituality : U.G. Krishnamurti

“My mission, if there is any, should be, from now on, to debunk every statement I have made. If you take seriously and try to use or apply what I have said, you will be in danger.” U.G.Krishnamurti was an … 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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Pakistan : the “pir” tradition, an example of how religion and politics can mingle

Sufism is the muslim mystical way. It completes the “sharia”, the islamic law, and it reveals the hidden signification of the Koran. It has been introduced in the indian sub-continent initially by saints, then by congregations from the 13° century. These … Continue reading

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