Friday, 10 October 2014

What is the purpose of reading?

What are the main purposes of reading, in your view? List your ideas:






Read the text and watch the short video at http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/10/09/school-of-life-literature-reading/ , making a list of the four main purposes of reading described there.

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(Check answers below)

Combine your ideas with the ideas from the link. How many purposes of reading can you now identify?

Which is the most important function of reading, in your opinion?

















1. Saves time 2. Makes us nicer 3. Cures loneliness 4. Prepares us for failure

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mahavakya - Timeless Wisdom from India



Beautiful wisdom from India:

"This video is a tribute to timeless Indian ideas that are rooted in the spirit of the oneness of creation and the interconnectedness of all of life. Performed by Vidita Kanniks - this 90 second video clip features Kanniks Kannikeswaran's musical arrangement of four ancient sayings 'swadesho bhuvana trayam' (the entire universe is my motherland), 'isavasyam idam sarvam' (all that exists is sacred), 'nahi jnanena sadrsam pavitram iha vidyate' (there is nothing more liberating than the knowledge of the self) and 'vasudhaiva kutumbakam' (the Universe is my family)."

( From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI4PCZaxKnY&feature=youtu.be )


Do you practise meditation? How do you relax and keep healthy, physically and mentally?