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Building The Future

The path of philosophy is long but not hard. It is a path of searching, of always learning. We like to define a philosopher as a seeker, a lover of wisdom. A philosopher is the one who asks questions about life and tries to find answers; answers that can be valid and useful to find (continue reading)

Unity Through Diversity: The Universal Language of Rhythm

Unity of all mankind may seem at first a lofty and utopian concept, but the actualization of this intention is perhaps the realization of one principle: recognition and respect for the diversity of the human race. We must understand each other, honour each other’s cultural identity, and value each other’s way of life. To attempt (continue reading)

Smart Slavery

Thanks to the benevolent faith there are over a hundred letters preserved from my favorite philosopher – Lucius Annaeus Seneca, in which he is mentoring his younger friend Lucilius. In one of those letters (No 27) Seneca mentions Calvisius Sabinus – a rich fellow, who wanted to become a memorable part of the society of (continue reading)

Travelling Beyond: Egypt Explorations with New Acropolis India

Part 1 – Upper Egypt. New Acropolis India’s ‘Travelling Beyond’ initiative curated its inaugural exploration, a 10-day journey to Egypt in January 2024. Led by a senior instructor on Egyptian Symbolism and a very good local Egyptologist guide, the trip immersed its 32 participants in the culture, history, mythology, and philosophy of ancient Egypt. While (continue reading)

Zen Gardens As A Portal To Contemplation

“To study Zen is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be awakened by all things.”                                                           – Dogen Zenji. It is said that the founder of Buddhism in Japan, the monk Mahakashyapa, received his illumination directly from Shakyamuni t (Gautama Buddha), during what (continue reading)

Harmony in the Orchestra of Life!

Harmonia, in Greek Mythology, is the goddess of Harmony and Concord. She is the daughter of Ares, the God of War; and Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. At first glance, this could seem strange: a force of war, and a force of love coming together to create harmony.  But, let’s take a deeper look at (continue reading)

Discovering Life’s Beauty through Poetry

  What is beauty? How do we define it? What happens to us when we encounter beauty? It is an experience that is so profound that many poets have expressed in many beautiful ways.           My Heart Leaps Up My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: (continue reading)