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HALMA -the guide to BROTHERHOOD from BUSYHOOD

By – PrasadRaje Bhopale, Learner at Rashtram School of Public Leadership Halma – 99.99% of you might be hearing this word for the first time. When I heard it for the first time I thought it was some fancy name given by some NGO. But when I got to know...
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On Vinaya

By Sreejit Datta, Assistant Professor, Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies & Resident Mentor Would it not be a conceited gesture, highly counterproductive to the purpose at hand, if one were to commence some kind of an ‘exposition of vinaya’ – a formulation which implicitly carries an air of being an...
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Tathāgata, or the Buddhāvatāra of Hari

Arising in this holy land in an age of dreary nihilism, Buddhism invited with open arms the cynic-sceptic, the nihilist-pessimist, and the sufferer-seeker-confused alike to take refuge not only in the figure of the Buddha (alas! – who the Buddhists of a certain kind soon turned into a mere figurehead),...
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Brāḥmaṇa by Rabindranath Tagore (Part II)

Who are the people who can steadfastly defend those ideals? Only those – who have hereditarily stayed aloof from the conflicts arising out of a pursuit of self-interest; only those who have found glory in economic deprivation, who do not see good deeds as a commodity, whose minds, permeated with...
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Brāḥmaṇa by Rabindranath Tagore (Part I)

If the society in our country is to be preserved in the Oriental spirit, if it is not possible or not desirable to radically change this long-standing vast society in the European way, then the existence of a true Brahmin community is crucial. They will be a people of modest...
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