Category Archives: Philosophy

Written on Jul, 05, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Back to the cavemen

I have been taking a respite from writing about religion since I had my last waltz with God. But recently, religion or non-religion has appeared in the media. Women bishops in England want God to be female going against the Bible. Pope Francis – the head of the Roman Catholic Church, which has traditionally been implacably opposed to divorce, said …

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Written on Oct, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Those who are quite bored with the constitutional issues dominating Manipuri politics, apparently, grappling for ways of saving Manipur, will need a breath of fresh air. All sorts of people have taken to the streets to make their voices heard. More often than not, they cite their constitutional right to gather in public places, without exceeding the legal limit and …

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Written on Dec, 12, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

      I have great pleasure in writing this column for Thokchom Binapani who sent me this email on November 18 2013. “Tamo, according to your book “Points to Ponder” the concept of love is very simple. I will like to know the philosophy of love that penetrates deep into the heart. I don’t mean marriage institution. Please try …

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Written on Dec, 12, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
I fell in "love" with Bombay (author in foreground 2010) What does it mean?

I have great pleasure in writing this column for ThokchomBinapani who sent me this email on November18 2013 “Tamo, according to your book Points to Ponder” the concept of love is very simple. I will like to know the philosophy of love that penetrates deep into the heart. I don’t mean marriage institution. Please try to explain the kind of …

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Written on Sep, 09, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
The Main Gate of Auschwitz’s Extermination Camp

This is an updated article from my Book, Quest beyond Religion. The world we see, seems to have more evil than good. Take Manipur for instance. It is a perfect time for the youngsters in Manipur to lie in bed and think for half an hour before they fall asleep at night. What is Evil? Is it simply badness or …

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Written on May, 06, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Keeping Ariel Sharon in a Tel Aviv hospital in a vegetative state for eight years after a massive bleeding stroke is - life

“Get a life”. This American catch phrase is increasingly used worldwide, simply because it is American culture. It seems to mean – to improve one’s social and professional behaviour in life when someone is expressing his or her impatience with someone’s behaviour. It thus seems to me that there is a life – a normal life. This makes life more …

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Written on Mar, 01, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Morality - a system of behaviour

 Morality (Latin moralitas = manners) is a word with which we are quite familiar, but it is one of the most Byzantine words in the English language. It has connotations in ethics, society, behaviour, conduct, principles and mores that distinguish between right and wrong for an individual or a group of people. The word is so intricate that many phrases …

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Written on Feb, 02, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Yin and Yang of Taoism

Tao and Zen In the West except in America, more and more people are losing faith in the Church and the Bible. They are turning instead to mysticism or spiritualism. People are losing faith in the Christian religion so fast that a recent research book ‘Predicting Religion’ by Prof Linda Woodhead and Prof Paul Heelas, both specialists in religion at …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Socrates (469 - 399 BCE) - father of modern Western philosophy

Many years ago while I was doing research to write a book, I studied many theologians and philosophers. Among them I liked Socrates best. He mixed pleasure with his studies as I did. It is more than 2,400 years since his death, but his philosophies are remarkably relevant today. Socrates is such an important figure in the root history of …

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Written on Feb, 03, 2011 by in , | Leave a comment
Michelangelo’s Face of God on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican – a production of human mind

The question who is God refers to something that exists, but the question what is God implies something that is unknown. We think we know who God is. In fact nobody knows God. We think we know him because we have been told in our childhood that God is a supernatural spirit or being and our lives are in his …

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