Navam Full Moon Poya falls on Friday:
Consumerism - the Buddhist point of view
Over the past century, we have witnessed the
spread of a new kind of belief system that started mostly in Western
Europe and the United States. Like other ‘religions’, this new
doctrine has its own priests and places of worship, and has its
beliefs about what a ‘meaningful’ life is and how to get it.
Why we should learn philosophy
Philosophy is the use of reason in understanding
such things as the nature of reality and existence, the use and
limits of knowledge and the principles that govern and influence
moral judgement. To the average man, however, philosophy is nothing
but a highbrow subject meant for academics.
Thorns on the Side
Facebook at 10
Believe it or not, Facebook turned 10 - just 10
- years old last week. For people who have got used to the feeling
that Facebook, or FB as it is affectionately called, has been part
of their lives for decades (except for teenagers who have
practically grown up with FB), it may be difficult to believe that
the social networking site is not yet into its teens.