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Articles tagged as Senses

  • Becoming a True Hero
    I expect few readers will have missed an important piece of recent news about the two men who attempted to cross the Atlantic ocean stark naked (so their salt laden clothes would not chafe their bodies) in a pedalo. It seems to be in human nature to challenge the elements, even at the risk of life and limb. While I can admire such indomitable spirit, I would question where it can best be applied.
  • Where Is The Glory In A Backdoor Victory Over Attachments?

    In sports a backdoor victory is widely considered inglorious. If India wins a cricket series against Pakistan by deliberately scheduling the series when all the top Pak players are known to be exhausted or injured, then the Indian victory is viewed as insubstantial. The internal confrontation between our higher spiritual principles and our lower material attachments is like a sports match.

  • The Science of Attraction

    The mind is fascinating. Especially, how easily it gets roped into finding someone attractive. The greatest films are based on that storyline: boy meets girl. But did you know that attraction is a science?

  • Plants Can See, Hear and Smell and Respond

    Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well.

  • Having the Eyes to See

    A lone eagle soars high in the sky above the craggy foothills of the Himalayas, wheeling and gliding on the thermal currents. Her golden-brown wings, extending to a gloriously feathered span of five feet, catch every breeze.

  • Fighting With Temptations

    We all have to fight an inner war against temptation. In that war, our mind is like a discouraging inner voice that keeps making our opponent seem bigger and tougher than what it actually is.

  • How to Derive Maximum Pleasure from Our Senses

    Our senses, which are mostly uncontrolled, are compared to deadly serpents. Just as a bite of a snake kills a person similarly the wild senses many a times drive a person crazy to the extent that the person destroys himself.