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Learnings from my recent visit to a cowshed cum research centre

Since I came in touch with the concept of Veganism, I started contemplating about the painful animal agriculture and its' harmful effects on the environment. To know more about cows' suffering what can be better than to visit a cowshed (cum research centre) and have a talk with the responsible…

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A Sarcastic Poetry on Death

Hello friends, Recently I've heard of a few deaths and also I have been to some uthaavanis. My observations have made me write this poetry. Nothing personal. हालाँकि स्वयं का जन्म और मृत्यु तुम्हारे हाथ नहीं किन्तु सुनो, अपनी मृत्यु की प्रार्थना लिस्ट में ये कुछ इच्छाएँ भी शामिल कर लेना…

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10 Things Jain Philosophy Taught Me

Belonging from a mixed culture (Baniya, Punjabi) gave me, comparatively, a broader point of view to see and understand things. I got married into a Jain family. Eventually after sixteen years, my reading habit made me curious to know the answers of some philosophical questions like: What is life? Why are we here? What is our purpose? What lies beyond etc.? Then as destined I got in touch with the teachings of Jainism, within two days I started to transform, I felt a divine energy pouring through me. I found many of my hidden capabilities, till then lying somewhere in my subconscious. At that moment I realised why there are so less people interested in, or know about this philosophy? Silently my consciousness took a pledge of studying it further (as much as I can), and then spread it in my own way. As I believe 'Life is a journey of knowing, not believing.' I picked up my lost dreams again, of continuing my education. Since then there is no looking back. In past 6-7 years, I became a writer, completed my graduation, then masters (in Jainism), became a Life-Coach, in the meanwhile two of my Hindi poetry books got published, and now I am a research scholar, busy in PhD. Without wasting time, I would like to share a few things that this wonderful philosophy has taught me.

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Accumulation & Shedding

When I do something good, satisfactory I can feel that I've gained something Not only at an outer perspective But deep inside. On the contrary When I hurt someone I can see The loss is mine. But when I keep mum Avoid unnecessary talking When I control my aggressive reactions I can feel the real shedding happens. Because somewhere I understand It's all…

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