Category Archives: Thoughtful Essays

Successful Man

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to … Continue reading

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Why of Life

Why does life exist at all? Our ancestors must have speculated over this question since organized thinking began. With such ideas as the shiny spots we see in the night sky are little holes in a dark sphere and their … Continue reading

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Why Should We Believe in Rebirth

The concept of inevitability of the soul facing the outcomes of actions is the foundation of the Hindu religious philosophy.  Going to heaven or hell are not the end, but mere consequences of acts to be suffered between the end … Continue reading

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Thought and Action

he clue ‘across’ was ‘The beginning of Henri Bergson quote’.  About half way through the crossword, I solved enough ‘down’ clues to decipher all the parts of the quote.  It was a rare moment of pleasure that came much before … Continue reading

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Common Faith

Culture provides the organic bond that ties individuals together to form a society.  The bond consists of strands of numerous percepts that persuade us to relate humanely with the people around us.  Each generation bequeaths this bond to the next … Continue reading

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