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Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world

Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world. If you would like to submit a reflection for possible publication here, please email us.

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K Haridas Nair
29-Jun-2011

K Haridas Nair from Malaysia looks at the idea of absolute purity. 'Brahmacharya' represents the Hindu equivalent for absolute purity, a concept which moves beyond the notion of controlling one's mind and passions to one of managing one's emotions and senses. This is the second of a series in which we look at core moral values from an Eastern perspective.

Trishna Banerjee Nair
23-Jun-2011

Applying to study economics in the USA, Trishna Banerjee Nair was asked to write on a number of topics, including 'Is constant honesty necessary for society?' This was her unexpected answer...

K Haridas Nair
27-May-2011

K Haridas Nair from Malaysia looks at the idea of absolute honesty from an Eastern perspective and finds that it is connected to the will to act in a broader sense. This is the first of a series in which we look at core moral values from an Eastern perspective.

Zahra Hassan
15-Apr-2011

Zahra A Hassan, Director of Women of the Horn and Project Co-ordinator of the Somali Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy (SIDD), gave this reflection one morning whilst attending the UK IofC fellowship weekend at Cliff College, Derbyshire which took place 8 - 10 April 2011.

K Haridas Nair
21-Jul-2010

Is there a distinction between moral values and moral standards? While the word 'moral' is common, the distinction lies in the use of the words 'values' and 'standards', writes K. Haridas.

K Haridas Nair
24-Mar-2010

Quoting Socrates, Aldous Huxley, Lao-Tse and the Sufi Bayazid, K Haridas, vice-chairman of IofC Malaysia, and a member of IofC’s International Council, spoke at the opening of the Tools for Change Kuala Lumpur 2010 Conference, 4-9 March, 2010.