Category "Words of Wisdom"

26Apr2019

It is probably a known fact that without unity there can be no strength. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells a crowd of impudent Pharisees, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” However, the phrase gained much attention in the modern era when it was famously quoted by Abraham Lincoln in his famous nomination acceptance speech of 1858. Addressing the contentious issue of slavery in the United States, he told an audience of Republican politicians that, “a house divided against itself cannot stand”. […]

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4Feb2019

With so many things happening in our lives, good and bad both. And with so many challenges being thrown at us at various points in our lives, it’s not always easy to keep a control over one’s self. Especially keeping a control over our emotions and of course our minds. The Bhagavad-Gita puts a great emphasis on the control of the mind. The mind is likened to the sixth sense, and is described as fickle and unstable in nature. […]

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29Dec2018

Fortune or luck, as many of us commonly believe comes to one by chance. That chance is what we always wish and pray for. Well, it is wise to believe in fortune, but it is only foolishness if you wait for it to knock your doors while you are sitting idle, shying away from facing the world outside. […]

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12Nov2018

Have you ever wondered how your life would be without any failures? The thought itself might bring a smile on our faces, but as a matter of fact, is that ever possible? Well, let’s face it. Never really. Success and failure are two sides of the same coin. What we achieve as an end result might not be in our hands, but dedicatedly working towards achieving a goal is definitely in our hands itself. […]

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12Oct2018

‘Practice makes one perfect’ is probably one line that we hear often, at many points in our lives. Be it as a baby attempting to roll for the first time or as a toddler who is trying to take those precious first steps or as a child trying to get balance on a two-wheeler after repeated failed attempts. ‘Practice makes one perfect’ is one line that is repeatedly used by every parent for their children and by every teacher for their students. […]

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29Sep2018

With so many things happening in our lives on an everyday basis, it might not only be difficult, but almost impossible to keep a control on everything.  And when situations aren’t favorable, it is always better to look at the positives than cry over it unnecessarily. As the famous Hindi proverb goes, “ab pachtaye hoth kya, jab chidiya chug gayi khet,” literally meaning, what is the point of crying, when the birds ate all the farm. Or in other words, why cry over something when the damage is already done or why cry over something that has already happened. […]

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6Aug2018

A beautiful doll with lovely long hair, a super cool toy car, a bicycle etc might just be few of the many things that attract you instantly, so much so that you might not even think twice before demanding the same from your parents, or worse even fight with them for the same. More often than not we tend to get so attracted to the outer look of things, that we ignore everything else surrounding it. Now, is that right? Well, definitely NOT. […]

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