Gandhi’s Spiritual Quest

“My experiments in the political field are now known, not only to India, but to a certain extent to the ‘civilized’ world. For me, they have not much value; and the title of ‘Mahatma’ that they have won for has, therefore, even less. Often the title has deeply pained me; and there is not a moment I can recall when it may be said to have tickled me.” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s introductory remark in his autobiography, The story of My Experiments with Truth, shows his quest to explore spiritual aspects of life, rather than what people perceive him and his contributions. These spiritual aspects are the source of inspiration from… Read More

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The Alchemist: A Personal Legend of a Shepherd

For Coelho, personal calling is “God’s blessing.” It is the path that God choses for us here on Earth. “Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.” The centrality of personal legends in ‘The Alchemist’ tries to answer why it is so important to be aware and live our personal calling. Santiago’s personal legend is obvious, to find his treasure at the Egyptian pyramids. However, his personal legend became the journey itself. The travel and the wisdom he acquired from the journey literally became his treasure. His discovery of love in its many forms became part of his legend. Personal legends serve as the only… Read More

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