Today is Raksha Bandhan Day in India. Sisters tie a Rakhi on brother’s hand which is a symbolic tie of love and respect between brothers and sisters. It means a solemn promise on behalf of the brother to protect his sister. (Raksha means to protect in Hindi). The new innovation in Rakhi is an online tech Rakhi which my sister sent me yesterday.
Greatschools.org funded by the Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Robertson Foundation provides school information and parenting resources to help millions of American families choose the right school, support learning at home, and guide their children to great futures. Continue reading Great Schools: One for American Parents
2500 years ago Somewhere in Ancient China
This was the warring period in China with many warlords controlling different territories and a period of utter chaos. A captured retinue of people were awaiting the leader of the warlord for discussion with regards to their well-being. There were terrified and very anxious about their future. They huddled close to each other and look pensively at their Master. Master was huge, well-built and looked lovingly at his followers. He smiled and joked and said all is fine. His followers were stunned by his mental calmness and superlative demeanor. The leader of the warlord called the Master and the Master with an equanimous mind met with the warlord. Continue reading Confucius: Equanimity and Quote
Swami Vivekananda was an eminent Swami (monk) and scholar who popularized Vedanta around the world. I have already written about him here so that we will look at few instances from his life.
“Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached.” Continue reading Swami Vivekananda: Equanimity and Quote
A social impact special is coming this week. I will be a bit creative again. I have planned something on social impact for some time and the coming month’s theme is social impact as mentioned earlier.
We will look at two quotes coming week by Vivekananda and Confucius. I had used these two quotes while writing my essays for the Master’s program at different schools. I will give my interpretation on them.
“Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached” by Vivekananda
“If you think in terms of a year plant a seed; if in terms of 10 years plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people” by Confucius (Master Kong) Continue reading Quotes: Vivekananda & Confucius