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Megasthenes writes in his book Indica, circa 300 BC about a remarkable society where farmers ploughed their fields and plucked fruits, while in a neighbouring field warriors plied their trade of death. The farmers were never threatened, nor were the villagers. War was awfully polite.

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Second to them come the farmers, who are the most numerous of Indians; they have no weapons and no concern in warfare, but they till the land and pay the taxes to the kings and the self-governing cities; and if there is internal war among the Indians, it is not lawful for them to touch these land workers, nor even to devastate the land itself; but while some are making war and killing each other as opportunity may serve, others close by are peacefully ploughing or picking fruits or pruning or harvesting.

War without hate - this is a feat we are unable to replicate today with our robotic drones.

Somewhere along the way the world lost this wonderful sense of balance in life.

Everything for a long while now is terribly lopsided and one dimensional - an age of crusades, an age of merchants, an age of science, an age of industrialism, an age of wars.

Life isn't going to be won by advancements, it is won by peacefully existing in the present moment, wanting for nothing.
A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasise and analyse the structural pattern of Indian history.
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My own thinking is that ULTIMATELY, there can be no perfect relationship where no one hurts the other, or misunderstands. If there were such perfection possible, then everyone would aspire for the perfect parent or partner and find it, and there ends the search for happiness, world peace and all that.

These imperfections in relationships are in fact our teachers, helping us realize the futility of chasing happiness in friends, relatives, family and everything external.

Every pleasure carries with it a tragedy - pleasure and pain are two faces of the same coin, they cannot be separated. One can only go beyond identification with both.
"To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love." What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitio
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+purvaa i Thanks, I am doing quite well. Hope you're well too.
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