Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2012’

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The Two Fishermen of Mahabalipuram

Editor’s Note on the Reflective Narrative The following is a story based upon the tradition of Classical Sanskrit folklore and mythology. The story is told by utilizing the ancient Indian storytelling technique of the responsive or reflective narrative, beginning with a venerated tale or myth. The narrative of The Two Fishermen of Mahabalipuram is handcrafted in a way that is meant to add …

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The Pencil Tree

by Karim Introduction by Kim Maha Akhtar One of the most wonderful aspects about mythology and the stories that have come to us from the ancient world and classical times is their ability to transport us back in time. I have always been fascinated by such stories especially because they jump-start the imagination and transport me into a world that is …

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Buddha’s Thoughts

Richard Gombrich was born in London in 1937. His father, Ernst Gombrich, moved to England from Vienna in late 1935. He was an historian whose book - The Story of Art,  has been translated into more than 30 languages and made the family fortune. He died in 2001 as Sir Ernst Gombrich, OM, CH, after having lived for over 50 years in …

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Roots of Indian Philosophy

I was born in Warsaw, I have always lived in Warsaw, in the same tenement, three minutes walk from the University of Warsaw where I have been doing research and teaching for more than 20 years. Parents of my father were professsors at the University, parents of my mother were artists (he was a writer, she was a painter), I am …

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