The principle of many

GAYATHRI PRAKASH speaks about the changes she has gone through after marriage – leaving her own family and living with her husband’s family, who have different traditions. Confronting her prejudices and expectations, she is learning acceptance and to see the beauty in diversity. Very often I wonder what life would have been like if my family were not on a spiritual path and us kids were not born into that way of life. Very often…

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How can there be fatigue in compassion and empathy?

VICTOR KANNAN challenges the widely-held notion that compassion fatigue is inevitable in a life of service, especially the noblest of professions like education and medicine. How does fatigue develop and how can we avoid it? Why do we talk about the idea of fatigue in compassion and empathy in professional life? It seems to evince a pendulum swing from recognition to caution; recognition of the need for these qualities instead of just having the materialistic…

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P.S. let love flow

ASHUTOSH KUMAR shares his feelings on how to nurture loving relationships. The other day I was watching the movie P.S. I Love You. As I am away from my wife for long periods due to my job, the first ten minutes of the movie made me cry so much with love that I had to shut my laptop. After calming down I started wondering, “What made me cry? Why don’t I have such a feeling of love…

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