Schools of Indian Philosophy 3: Beliefs of Early Vedic Period

Aryans came from Central Asia and settled in India during the late Bronze Age. They spread to the eastern parts of India by the beginning of the Iron Age. Aryans were a nomadic pastoral community when they reached India. They were less civilized compared to the Indus people when they settled in the Punjab region….

Schools of Indian Philosophy 2: Harappan Culture and Beliefs

Prehistoric Indians gradually gave up their hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Agriculture became their important means of living. They began to make tools useful for both agriculture and their self defence. These inventions made them believe in the power of physical objects. They began to feel less vulnerable to the forces of nature now. New beliefs replaced their…

The Order of the Day

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is…