Category Archives: People

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball for 2010 by Navin Doshi

GAZING INTO THE CRYSTALL BALL FOR 2010 by Navin Doshi Gerald Celente, who predicted the crash of 2008 and 2009, publishes a trend research report for his clients. Here are his predictions and probable future trends: The stock market will crash again in the later part of 2010. Printing trillions of dollars that don’t have […]

Philosophy of Death and the Health Care Debate

The concept of death varies drastically between cultures and even between individuals within the cultures. Most are encompassed by fear at the thought of it, and some deny its inevitability whatsoever. However, all that we ought to do in life is working up to attaining the selfless awareness that is so desired for that point, that moment of death. When we die, we leave our wealth and our possessions wherever they are. The family and the friends go with the dead body to the cemetery where the body is cremated or buried, and then they go home. The only thing left in this world are the good selfless deeds that people will always remember.

In this article, Navin Doshi refelcts on the philosophy of death as understood by Indian Vedanta and applies this to the healthcare debate in today’s America.

Descartes, Einstein, and Signs of the Divine by Navin Doshi (September 17, 2009

Descartes’ contribution to the field of science and philosophy was to distinguish mind and body, making him one of the first in the West responsible for separating the two selves. He was able to define the mind, unlike matter, as non-local (it does not have any location in space), not divisible, and existing independently of […]

Collected Works of Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo (Bengali: শ্রী অরবিন্দ Sri Ôrobindo) (August 15, 1872–December 5, 1950) was an Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, poet, philosopher, and yogi. He joined the movement for India’s freedom from British rule and for a duration (1905-1910), became one of its most important leaders, before turning to developing his own vision and philosophy of human progress and a spiritual path which he termed Integral Yoga. He wrote over a hundred poems, many plays and several books during his life.

The central theme of Sri Aurobindo’s vision is the evolution of life into a “life divine”. In his own words:
“Man is a transitional being. He is not final. The step from man to superman is the next approaching achievement in the earth’s evolution. It is inevitable because it is at once the intention of the inner spirit and the logic of Nature’s process”.

The principal writings of Sri Aurobindo include, in prose, The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga, Secrets of the Vedas, Essays on the Gita, The Human Cycle, The Ideal of Human Unity, Renaissance in India and other essays, Supramental Manifestation upon Earth, The Future Poetry, Thoughts and Aphorisms and several volumes of letters. In poetry, his principal work is “Savitri – a Legend and a Symbol” in blank verse.

The Collected Works of Sri Aurobindo can be found as e-texts at “http://sriaurobindoashram.info.”

Babar Nama – e-text

Bāburnāma (Chagatai/Persian: بابر نامہ;´, literally: “Book of Babur” or “Letters of Babur”; alternatively known as Tuzk-e Babri) is the name given to the memoirs of Zāhir ud-Dīn Mohammad Bābur (1483-1530), founder of the Mughal Empire and a great-great-great-grandson of Timur. It is an autobiographical work, originally written in the Chagatai language, known to Babur as “Turki” (meaning Turkic), the spoken language of the Andijan-Timurids. Because to Babur’s cultural origin, his prose is highly Persianized in its sentence structure, morphology, and vocabulary,[1] and also contains many phrases and smaller poems in Persian. During Emperor Akbar’s reign, the work was completely translated to Persian by a Mughal courtier, Abdul Rahīm, in AH 998 (1589-90).[2]

This link leads to the Universal Library scan of the English Translation.