Compassion or Sympathy?

Two words that are generally very confusing are compassion and sympathy. I understood the difference between these two words when I read about a personality, who had a deep impact on the lives of millions, i.e., Siddharth Gautam. When Siddhartha Gautam was born, the astrologers warned his father that Siddharth will either grow up toContinue reading “Compassion or Sympathy?”

Educating the heart

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”- Aristotle What Aristotle has said in 300 BC, about 2300 years ago is evident in our society these days. Our education system primarily focuses on educating the mind. There is no consideration for educating the heart. Look around you and try to observeContinue reading “Educating the heart”

What is your Pledge?

“Don’t shine so that others can see you, shine so that through you others can see him” – CS. Lewis (TailPic) The last few months have been very adventurous for most of us. Humanity was hit by a tsunami of problems. We have witnessed tensions in our relationship with nature and amongst ourselves which leadContinue reading “What is your Pledge?”

Faith

“Let your faith be bigger than your fear”- Hebrews 13:6 Today’s generation is trapped amidst a conflict between science and faith. Earlier, there was a certain set of rules and ideologies which were believed by everybody in a society. They formed the guidelines of our thought process. With the growth in science, people have started askingContinue reading “Faith”

Social Responsibility

“There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed”- Woodrow T. Wilson Human beings are social creatures. Since the beginning, we have been living in communities. We are born with a tendency to form groups like family and friends. Many such groups together form a community, and,Continue reading “Social Responsibility”