July 12, 2014

Twin Towers of the Intellect

By Amit Majmudar

Both the theologian, advancing abstract definitions of Deity as the Ground of Being, transcendent of language and intellection, the impersonal prime mover, hardly so limited and vengeful and silly as […]

December 11, 2013

Believe What You Wish

By Amit Majmudar

The Buddha’s hard-to-disagree-with central insight—that desire is at the source of human suffering, and human action in general—has ready examples in our loves, lusts, and ambitions; it seems to have […]

February 10, 2013

“Western” and “Modern”

By Amit Majmudar

  It is interesting to note that among Indian Hindus, the words “Western” and “modern” are well-nigh interchangeable in usage. That is, a “modern” way of dressing, loving and marrying, […]

August 27, 2012

The Two Gandhis

By Amit Majmudar

Takes on Mahatma Gandhi tend to focus either on the Mahatma or on the Gandhi: That is, they either consider him a holy man whose politics emerged from an inner “truth” […]