We were all quite happily talking about global warming until recently and were hardly thinking of an impending global financial meltdown. But here it is, and we seem to be rather clueless about the dimensions of the problems as well as a way out of this. Our first impulse in difficult situations is to look…

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On Boxing Day, 1971 a group of Australian Kangaroo hunters claimed to have seen a beautiful young half-naked blonde woman among kangaroos on the semi-arid plains of Nullarbor, South Australia. The claim was supported by a film footage of a woman holding a kangaroo by the tail. A huge round of publicity saw many visitors…

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The Irish launch of THE DEWDROP IN THE OCEAN – Wisdom Stories for Turbulent Times was held at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin on August 27. The function was attended by over 120 friends, family and well wishers from all parts of Ireland and a few even from outside the country. Dr. Ronnie…

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Parables and stories have the power to reveal the deepest wisdom in life and the need for awareness to transform our lives. They speak directly to our heart. They are first lived — individually and collectively – and then told and retold. I came across a recent book, A Dewdrop in the Ocean: Wisdom Stories…

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Great mytics and masters taught through stories, poems and parables because they realised that rational speech was inadequate to communicate profound truths about the sacred dimension of life like spirituality, inner quest or the divine. This is also the experience of anyone who has attempted to reflect seriously on the deepest and most important issues…

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Reflection “Before I came to see you I was quite happy, but after listening to you, so much muck has been stirred up inside I feel depressed,” a listener moaned. “Awareness shines on the pleasant and the unpleasant alike,” the sage replied. “If you stop stirring it even more with your judgements, the muck will…

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