How Howard Thurman met Gandhi and brought nonviolence to the civil rights movement

“Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is no dishonour in being slaves. There is dishonour in being slave-owners. But let us not think of honour or dishonour in connection with the past. Let us realise that the future is with those who would be truthful, pure and loving.”

RELIGION HAS BEEN THE MOTIVATING FORCE IN AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

By Promod Puri Even now, with very few exceptions, the American civil rights movement has never been led on a political platform. Instead, religion has been the motivating factor in the ongoing struggles and challenges, beginning with the emancipation from slavery to racism and police brutalities. Whereas religion does not find a liking in the…

WHEN LORD SHIVA CURSED FARMERS

It may be related to the current lockdown environment, but the story goes like this: Once Lord Shiva, for some reason, got angry with farmers. As punishment to them, he declared there would be no rain for the next 12 years. The farmers pleaded for mercy, but Lord Shiva was adamant. The Farmers then approached…

Creating Mindset views

By Promod Puri Distorted, false, or unrealistic information twist our thinking. As of result, our perceptions are flawed. The phenomenon produces “brain bubbles,” according to Kelly Lambert, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Richmond, in The Conversation. The “bubbles” are not actually any physical formations in the brain. It is instead a metaphorical assumption, to…

Who Knows!

I’ve heard, you’ve heard: “Humans beings are the most Intelligent and favorite Creation of God.” Birds, cats, dogs, donkeys….. Probably think equal as well. Trees, plants, and flowers Likely hold the same pride too. Who knows! He Knows May be maybe not. Who knows! -by Promod Puri

Diwali Celebrations

A celebration of light,    Hope evolves. A celebration of sharing, Caring fosters. A celebration of love, Heart blooms. A celebration of faith,    Bliss attained. -Promod Puri

MANUSMRITI AND AMERICA’S JIM CROW LAWS AGAINST BLACKS

by Promod Puri An objective parallel can be drawn between the racial caste system, known as Jim Crow in the history of the United States between 1877 to late 60s, and the inhumane treatment of low-caste Hindus triggered by the centuries-old caste culture of India. Jim Crow was a legitimized and even legalized anti-black racism which…

In Leonardo’s Philosophy Man, Animals Have Same Structure As Earth

Leonardo da Vinci saw in animals the ‘image of the world’ From cats to dragonflies, Leonardo sketched scores of animals. Leonardo da Vinci/Royal Collection Trust Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance writers conveyed their concepts about…