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Marriage; by Love or Arrangement?

What works, old or modern traditions

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What most people call love is a biochemical process where a person feels attracted to another person or even an idea. But marriage as a social institution is designed to provide a stable upbringing for children and the perpetuation of our species.

There are many forms of marriage with monogamy being most prevalent, but there is

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Am I Sane?

How to tell when the whole world seems mad?

Before jumping in, lets consider some definitions of sanity;

the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health the quality or state of being sane; especially : soundness or health of mind. the one thing everyone wants but cant get because we’re all a bit mad.

These definitions of sanity

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The Politics of Survival

Ignorance is not bliss

Body language says all. Turkish president Erdogan dominating Barak Obama. However many think that Obama’s purposeful appeasement of Muslims was placing America at great risk

Everyone has an instinctive desire to live and to be happy. An extension of that desire to live is to have children and grandchildren, and for them to be happy, to have

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Sex Education

One of the many failures of modern civilisation

For most of us, our parents lives were less than perfect. Like all children, at some point during those formative years, the opposite sex became attractive giving rise to sexual feelings without necessarily having any intellectual appreciation of what was happening.

The transition from childhood through adolescence can be a biochemical nightmare for a great many children.

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Rape Culture

A loss of humanity

A 2010 jeans commercial giving boys wrong ideas that girls are their toys

Around the world every day and even as you read this, it’s mostly women that are being raped. In case you don’t know, rape is the forcing of someone to engage in the act of sexual intercourse, but rape can also be the desecration of any person

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The Cause of Suffering

Generations of ignorance

The Buddha taught that ignorance is the cause of suffering, so what did he mean by that?

We all know that the fire is hot and therefore we do not put our hands too close because we know that the fire will cause pain and physical damage. We know that if we drive our cars ridiculously, then we are likely to crash

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Our Sick Society

Undermining the health of the world

“Do as I say stupid humans and suffer while I take my pleasure. ”

You may well think of this as the voice of moral authority but it’s time to wake up and realise that the world is becoming increasingly unjust. Most of us as children are told what not to do and yet we see those older than

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Why Do We Shout?

Communicating in anger

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked.

‘Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?’

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’

‘But,

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Human Sexuality

A major confusion

There is about as much consensus in society about sexuality as there is about spirituality, and more sex happens in peoples minds than their genitals.

Confusion arises because those who assume moral leadership say one thing and do another. Couple this with the ongoing deconstruction of our societies by social and economic forces.

Sigmund Freud described sexuality as the driver

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The Origins of Marriage

How we came to be and what is best

In Europe before 1100 A.D. people wanting to join together for fun, to raise a family and what might be seen as marriage just got on with it. But with the growth of European civilisation there was a problem surrounding inheritance and being absolutely sure the ‘right’ child was being left the family fortune, because in

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