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    Excerpt | The Violence of the Mechanical Mind

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    Vandana Shiva's penetrating observations and sharp reflections make us rethink the project of modernity - its instrumental rationality, its hyper-masculine doctrine of development and manipulation of nature, and its dualism that separates the knower from the known, science from ethics, and is centralizing/monopolizing tendency.

    Book Review | Waking Up with Love and Wisdom

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    An amazing book by a Tibetan Buddhist Master—here is a reflection. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path of Joy, Shambhala South Asia Editions, 2018

    EXCERPT | Viewing Yourself As Like an Illusion

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    In an age that worships the cult of narcissism—say, the belief that “I” am the doer, or “I” exist in my power, wealth and status, it is important to be reminded of the illusory nature of this “I” and its impermanence.
    Black Warrant: Confessions of a Tihar Jailer

    Black Warrant: Confessions of a Tihar Jailer

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    An engaging read from the crime genre, the book takes us inside the prison cells of Tihar and gives us a glimpse into the worlds of the crime and the criminal.

    Buddha is Here…

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    As we celebrate Buddha Purnima, The New Leam chooses to share with the readers the extraordinarily illuminating messages of mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh conveyed in the process of his teaching. Yes, Buddha is here. Are we prepared to find Him?
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    Everything you need to know about the Amazon rainforest: an interview with Mark Plotkin

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    A new book, The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know succinctly summarizes these issues but also adds important context, color, and factoids on why we should care about the fate of the Amazon.

    Unity or Partition: The Final Week of the Mahatma’s Life

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    The state of the nation tends to indicate that we have not yet been able to combat the politics of communal division and hatred that led to the traumatic Partition. Under these circumstances, historical memories teach us a couple of lessons.

    Stop, Look, Listen…

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    At a time when the pandemic has further intensified the psychology of fear and separation, our insulated existence is moving towards insanity. Is it possible to be introspective, and take up the challenge of relationship? Steven Harrison makes us think. What he pleads for, it seems, is truly therapeutic—beyond fear and separation.
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    When My Sorrow was Born

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    At this moment of despair when the Coronavirus haunts our collective consciousness, Kahil Gibran’s prophetic words take us to the interiority of our inner selves. It is therapeutic. Life acquires a new meaning—beyond the statistics of death.

    Be a Cloud. Be the Rain

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    Thich Nhat Hanh—one of the greatest teachers of our time—is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk; he leads a meditation community in southwestern France. His reflections on life are extraordinarily persuasive.

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