The Vivekananda series …….. 8. Transformation

This is one of Swami Vivekananda’s quotes that’s so easy not to follow 🙂 because he says it’s better to wear slippers than carpet the whole Earth !! It goes completely against what we like to do – change others while we want to remain unchanged. 🙂 As we litter the streets or throw out … Read more

The Vivekananda series ……. 7. Risk Taking

This is a corollary quote to the quote on daring – this is about daring to take risks. Let’s think a little more about what sort of risks we take …. Study in a really good school, worry incessantly about marks and commit suicide when we get 95% instead of 97%… buy the latest in-fashion … Read more

The Vivekananda series …. 4. Projection

My interpretation of the above quote is that it brings out the debate between the personality ethic and the character ethic and clearly decides in favor of the character ethic. The best seller, probably to this day, amongst the self-help books is Dale Carnegie’s “How to win friends and influence people”. This is also the … Read more