When we fall asleep, we literally fall from consciousness into unconsciousness, thus remain mostly unaware of what is happening outside or within us. When awake, we hover between consciousness and subconsciousness. The subconsciousness drives our involuntary functions and reflexes which requires no conscious effort and is a quality present in all living beings. We humans are unique amongst all creatures to possess consciousness, meaning we are conscious about time and space.
5th of July 2020 was Guru Purnima. 'Guru Purnima' is the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Ashadha (June–July). The day is dedicated by Buddhists, Hindus and Jains to their Gurus. Guru, is a title used by most people much too often, both erroneously and inappropriately. While a Guru is a teacher not every teacher is a Guru. A key element in vibrant civilisations is the beauty of language. Language permits the continuous evolution and refinement of human thought and exp
Historically, it has always been that, a small minority group lands up ruling the majority. Take the case of Britain's rule over India. With just 40,000 British soldiers and 1600 British Civil Servants, Britain a relatively small island, located 7,000 kms away, ruled the undivided Indian subcontinent of [300 million people, enabling it to extract US$45 Trillion of wealth for themselves from India in a mere 173 years (1765 -1938). The British were able to achieve this remarkab
India boasts of a Human Resources dividend because of a young working population in the present times and in the foreseeable future. Actually India is heading towards a Human Resources disaster if one views the current reality. Schooling refers to not only schools but also colleges. One does not have to dig very deep to understand the poor outcomes of schooling. No schooling is probably better than bad schooling. Bad schooling wastes resources and time, it misleads children a
Once, after just having conducted an examination of the students of senior physics class, Albert Einstein was walking on the campus in Princeton with his assistant. His assistant asked "Dr. Einstein, is not the same set of questions that you asked the same class to the previous batch last year?" Einstein replied 'That's correct." Assistant, "But, how could you do that?" Einstein responded, "The questions are the same, but the answers have changed." The challenges of life alwa
"TRUTH is within ourselves; it takes no rise From outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost centre in us all, Where truth abides in fullness; and around, Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, This perfect, clear perception—which is truth. A baffling and perverting carnal mesh Binds it, and makes all error: and, to KNOW, Rather consists in opening out a way Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape, Than in effecting entry for a light Supposed to be w
Some time ago BBC4 aired a program which begged the question... "Who was the most powerful person in England during the Tudor period, (1485 - 1603) ?" The answer was a Catholic priest, William Tyndale . He had translated into common English, the Bible from Latin (which next to nobody, except the church could understand). For this great and noble service to Christianity, Tyndale was brutally tortured and executed by the Church, for daring to usurp the power (not the glory) of