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    By Dr. Vidagdha Bennett Most tourists arrive in Kolkata clutching the latest guidebook to India as if it were a lifeline tossed in a stormy and troubled sea. The 2007 edition from Lonely Planet, to take one popular example, is reassuringly crammed with well-researched facts on all the practical aspects of travelling in the sub-continent. […]

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  • The Illumined Man

    The Illumined Man

      Arjuna: Tell me of the man who lives in wisdom, Ever aware of the Self, O Krishna; How does he talk, how sit, how move about? Sri Krishna: He lives in wisdom Who sees himself in all and all in him, Whose love for the Lord of Love has consumed Every selfish desire and […]

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  • Akbar – India’s philosopher king

    Akbar – India’s philosopher king

    By: Kate Carvalho Akbar the Great Akbar the Great Moghul emperor ruled Northern India from 1556 to 1605. He was a great leader, warrior, hunter, a lover of nature and the arts, expert sportsman and philosopher. Akbar was a multifaceted man – a master of all arts, yet one of his most revered qualities and […]

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  • The Genius of India – Video

    The Genius of India – Video

    In an essay written in 1918 and entitled The Renaissance in India, Sri Aurobindo presents us with a masterly view of India’s culture through the ages — her essential spirit and her characteristic soul, her unique genius and powers which gave her her remarkably long periods of greatness and an unusually prolific creativity — that […]

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  • The Young Boy “Buddha” from Nepal

    The Young Boy “Buddha” from Nepal

    young boy buddha from nepal Quite an interesting story, a little outdated now but still worth mentioning. A young boy by the name of Ram Bomjan decided to meditate under a tree continuously for several months. His followers claimed that during this time he didn’t take any food or water. When his activities were observed […]

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  • Photos Bodghaya

    Photos Bodghaya

    Bodhgaya where the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Gaya is located at a distance of 105 km from Patna in the state of Bihar. Buddha Gaya is located 7 miles south of Gaya and is one of the well visited Buddhist pilgrimage centers of the Indian subcontinent. "The Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment […]

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  • Karma Capitalism

    Karma Capitalism

    A very interesting article in business week. Modern business leaders are increasingly looking to the wisdom of India for practical solutions to creating a successful business. There is a growing realisation that a successful business does not have to compromise its principles. In fact an "ethical" business which seeks to promote the well being of […]

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  • My Country Awake – poem by Tagore

    My Country Awake – poem by Tagore

    My Country Awake Where the mind is without fear and the head held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason […]

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  • Stories of the Moghul Emperors

    Stories of the Moghul Emperors

    Stories of the Moghul Emperors   At Write Spirit there are many stories of the great Moghul Emperors. Including Babar, Humayun and Akbar. These traditional Indian stories both entertain and inform. These delightful stories of the Moghul Emperors have been retold here by Sri Chinmoy and . You can also listen to online dramatisations at […]

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