Book Review: Siddhartha

This book came into my hands as a present from my sister. It is one of the most influential books I have ever read and the very reason why I decided to explore Buddhism more seriously. Initially published in 1922, this is one hundred years ago; it relates the life journey of Siddhartha and hisContinue reading “Book Review: Siddhartha”

My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1

The year 2020 was not an easy one for many. Initially, 2020 was the year I had planned to execute a sort of end-to-end life improvement plan, but I wouldn’t imagine how much more challenging it was going to get. By contrast, the hardship gave me a chance to deepen into Buddhism, which I hadContinue reading “My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1”

Book Review: Sapiens, A Brief history of Humankind

“But the best thing fire did was cook. Foods that humans cannot digest in their natural forms – such as wheat, rice, and potatoes – became staples of our diet thanks to cooking” Yuval Noah Harari The book “Sapiens: A brief history of humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari is one of my favorite books ofContinue reading “Book Review: Sapiens, A Brief history of Humankind”

Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.” Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow I stumbled upon this book as a recommended read in a business class during 2019. At first, I was hesitant that it would be of any value to me,Continue reading “Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Book Review: The Righteous Mind

“If you think that moral reasoning is something we do to figure out the truth, you’ll be constantly frustrated by how foolish, biased, and illogical people become when they disagree with you.” Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind . Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. During the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic, I witnessed and experienced strain within my socialContinue reading “Book Review: The Righteous Mind”