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Seek Knowledge

“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.”–20th century Indian “human computer” and writer, Shakuntala Devi There are powerful people who wish to abridge our … Continue reading

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On Ignorance

A deeply held view can be a treacherous luxury when we revere it in place of understanding and wisdom. We humans attach ourselves to beliefs and opinions like bees are attracted to flowers. Sometimes the lack of knowledge is deliberate; … Continue reading

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Gleaning Wisdom

People who read the books but fail to understand the wisdom of the sages are slaves of the letter. This is a paraphrase of some pithy wisdom taught during a Dharma lecture by one of my gurus a decade ago. … Continue reading

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Know More, Live Less

You may see the title of this post and believe the words should be in a different order. Perhaps you’ve heard or read the old maxim, “Think less, live more”. Those of us who are over-thinkers have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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Expand The Mind

“One of the secrets of youth is to remain curious.” This “secret” has been rattling around in my head for a long time. It has been my major “alibi” for going to the library every week and why I like … Continue reading

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Seeking Knowledge

I’ve sometimes wondered about mathematics and science teachers. They have acquired the knowledge and skills to do difficult things that have great commercial and practical value, yet they work as underpaid public school teachers. Yesterday, I thought about the algebra … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know

One of my school chums could never say, “I don’t know”. If one of my friends┬ácornered him on a fabricated answer, he only became more defensive. Gary was actually a pretty intelligent guy. He went on to graduate school and … Continue reading

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