Showing posts from March, 2009

are we going to middle ages???

Middle ages, a time of human history where conflicts, wars, big or small spread all across the globe. there are many reasons for this wars, some are fight against external forces, some are fight within the people of same group, some for power and some for money. but one particular wars which overshadowed remaining is the "Holy Crusades" or "Jihad", whatever you name it!! there are very few moments in my life when I felt ashamed of being a human, and one such moment is when I came to know about crusades. people of two religions killed each other like wild animals and the worst part is that the heads of the two religions endorsed them saying that they will reach "Zenith" if they do so!!

now again after some centuries, we are standing at a similar juncture but this time in a different part of the world. I went through the report prepared by the time magazine about the making of "Mumbai 26/11". In that report the authors mentioned that whoever traine…

The Socrates Triple Filter Test

A must for everyone of us!!!

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?""Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test.""Triple filter?""That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.""The first filter is TRUTH. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?""No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."'All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of GOODNESS. Is wh…