Is Social Networking Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health

If you have attended marketing class or management class, you have been often told that you should network with people as much as you can because you can increase your PR or Professional Relationship only through networking with people. With the advent of social media, networking has upgraded to a new level. Today, when we […]

What is Soul, or the Self? Does Soul Exist? Buddhist View on Soul, Self

The soul takes an important part in religious and philosophical discussions. From Socrates in the Hellenic world, Confucius and Lao Tse in China to the Buddha and Lord Krishna in Indian subcontinent, everyone talked about the self. Some of the world’s major religions like Christianity, Judaism and Islam do not speak of soul or self, […]

Why it is Okay to Fail? Why Failure is Normal?

According to the results of three experiments conducted by French researchers, “telling children that it is okay to fail at school can actually help them do better academically.” The experiments were conducted by Frederique Autin and Jean-Claude Croizet of the University of Poitiers and the National Center for Scientific Research in Poitiers, France. The American […]

Why We Suffer? How To End Our Suffering? How to Live Worry Free Life

All we seek in life is happiness, yet we encounter suffering every moment. About 2600 years ago, the Buddha discovered a truth that there is suffering in the world. According to the Buddha, there is suffering in the world, suffering has a cause, suffering can be ended. In order to end suffering, the Buddha propounded […]

What is Psychoanalysis? How Psychotherapy is Used to Treat Depression

Psychoanalysis is a method to treat mental disorders. In psychoanalysis, unconscious mind is unraveled thus making a person adaptive to his/her emotions and environment. Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) is the father Psychoanalysis. Oedipus complex is one of the notable theories of Sigmund Freud. Erik Erikson elaborated Freud’s theories of psychoanalysis and proposed psychosocial stage […]

Zen Buddhism: How to Implement Zen Buddhism Teacher Lessons in Life

What is Zen Buddhism? Zen is the Japanese word for Sanskrit dhyāna, which literally means meditation. Zen is called Chan in China, Son in Korea and Thien in Vietnam. Zen is a part of Mahayana School of Buddhism and the most important expansion in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. It is often identified with tea […]