“If Abbott is not stupid, why does he keep doing stupid things?” The Enneagram might shed light.

By | 2017-12-20T17:29:41+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|

"On one occasion, Turnbull found himself in an Adelaide pub drinking beer with a group of workers from the Australian Submarine Corporation. Abbott, the workers told him, was an idiot. Of course he isn't, Turnbull replied. The man is a Rhodes Scholar with a degree in economics from Oxford University. He's actually very bright. The

Dear Rumi…Why so much injustice and inequality?

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:29+00:00 October 26th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar – Response to the October Question If Divine Justice exists why is there so much injustice in the world? Why so much inequality, why do some people live in security and comfort, while many others live under horrendous conditions? Why so many people are continually grappling with human rights abuses, hunger, disease and

Destiny & Free Will: An Hindu Insight

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2014|

This article is kindly submitted by Saroja Swami and Alphonse Benoit. It adds a valuable different perspective to the question of free will which was explored earlier in "Dear Rumi, Do I have free will?". Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments below; or even submit them for consideration to be posted in

Dear Rumi…Do I have free will?

By | 2017-12-15T18:49:39+00:00 June 27th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar - Response to the June Question: Free Will or Fatalism Do I have free will and choice in life or is it all predetermined? What does "acceptance and surrender" mean in real life? Do we have free will or is all fate bound, predestined and predetermined? This is an age old unanswered question

Let us not just mourn Mandela…

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:35+00:00 December 6th, 2013|

Today we celebrate the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba: 1918-2013) and mourn his passing away. We all somehow identify with the qualities that he embodied and expressed in real life. Because as he said, such qualities are “within the reach of every soul” and “crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being: honesty,