The 8 methods of teaching – By Sri Aurobindo

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Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. Aurobindo studied for the Indian Civil Service at King’s College, Cambridge, England. After returning to India he took up various civil service works under the maharaja of the princely state of Baroda and began to involve himself in politics. He was imprisoned by the British for writing articles against British rule in India. He was released when no evidence was provided. During his stay in the jail he had mystical and spiritual experiences, after which he moved to Pondicherry, leaving politics for spiritual work. — Wikipedia

In this article, I am going to discuss my thoughts about his teaching methods and how much they resonate with my own teaching methods. Continue reading

So, what is this blog about?

lallouslab-identity-crisisFor years, I was plagued by the question that others and myself keep asking: “So, what is this blog about?”

I pause, think, think and think more.

In fact, there is no one category that I write about.

I actually thought of creating various individual blog websites, each dedicated to a different category…but instead, I decided to keep growing this multi-purpose blog.

In this blog, I write about many things that peak my interest.

I know, I know, this blog feels that it could be facing an identity crisis, but I assure you it is not no longer the case!

As of 2016, this blog is ten years in the making. Over its lifetime, it hosted more than 240 posts and has amassed half a million views and 250 thousand unique visitors. All of which grew organically.

I do not get paid to write any of the articles, or advertise any of the material in this blog. I write because it is one of my hobbies.

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Family: other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

A friend of mine has this picture framed in his living room:

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Family: other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

This family quote above speaks volume and is the reason why I am inspired to write this article. Continue reading