CWIL Readings

Picture Credit: Akshay Sriram, PGDM, 2021.



May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Aeon

Dissolve into the immersive, entrancing rhythms of a Sufi chant

"A ritual at the heart of Sufism, the dhikr is a demonstration of devotion in which worshippers share in a meditation on Allah via synchronised group chants, rhythmic movements and, in some instances, the spinning dances of whirling dervishes. The Dutch-Chinese-American filmmaker Jasmijn Schrofer drops viewers into the rhythms of the dhikr in her short film Tarikat (‘The Path’). Through the ritual of sound and movement, the individuals seem to dissolve into a unified whole, even as Schrofer often lingers on the close-up expressions of each one."

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Satsang Arshvaidya

Freedom from Sadness

Swami Dayananda Saraswati on the cause of sadness, the nature of the world, karma and reality.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Harvard Business

Grief and Resilience Support Amid the Covid-19 Resurgence

In response to the latest resurgence and continued impact of Covid-19, Harvard Business Publishing has curated resources (articles, videos, and tools) to help you deal with grief, build resilience, and manage anxiety during these challenging times.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Aeon

How Psychological scientists found the empirical path to wisdom

Wisdom, with its mystical qualities, sits on a pedestal, inspiring awe and trepidation, a bit of hushed reverence thrown in. It’s easy to distil wisdom’s archetypes in history (druids, Sufi sages) or popular culture (Star Wars’ Yoda, or Harry Potter’s Dumbledore), but harder to apply to the person on the street. Most people would agree that wisdom is desirable, yet what exactly is it?

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Harvard Business Review

How To Stop Thinking About Work at 3 AM

If your stress about work is keeping you up at night: 1. Make a to-do list to organize what's ahead. 2. Keep a journal. Process your anxiety instead of keeping it inside. 3. Exercise self-compassion. 4. Work out. 5. Meditate.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : You Tube

Jean-Joseph Boillot : l’économie peut-elle être sage ?

L'économie peut elle être sage ? comment les utopies en Inde en Chine ou en Afrique peuvent elles nous inspirer ? Les réponses de Jean-Joseph Boillot, économiste de terrain en recherche de sagesse. Passionnante interview sur France Culture à l'occasion de la sortie de son livre "Utopies made in Monde"

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Brain Pickings

Kierkegaard on Our Greatest Source of Unhappiness

We spend our lives fleeing from the present moment, constantly occupying ourselves with over planning the future or recoiling with anxiety over its impermanence, thus invariably robbing ourselves of the vibrancy of aliveness - A Fragment of Life, Soren Kierkegaard

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : You Tube

Netflix treats its employees like adults, that's what gets speed and innovation going

What’s behind the Netflix journey from DVD rental Service Company two decades ago to now being one of the world’s best-known and most successful entertainment corporations? According to Professor Erin Meyer’s book No Rules Rules – co-authored with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings – it has a lot to do with its unique company culture. Get an idea of how that culture functions in this interview with Professor Meyer for France24.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Psychology Today

New Research Focuses on the Harmfulness of Mindfulness

Acknowledging that mindfulness-meditation isn't always helpful—and may actually be harmful in some cases—disrupts the status quo. Over the past few decades, the popularity of mindfulness-based practices (MBPs) has skyrocketed. In some circles, saying anything negative about mindfulness or meditation is blasphemous. That said, understanding when, why, and how mindfulness or meditation can be harmful goes hand-in-hand with identifying when it's helpful." Do not miss the previous article from the same researcher, titled "Is Mindfulness Being Mindlessly Overhyped? Experts Say "Yes"

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : You Tube

Reimagining Education: How Can Higher Education Cultivate Practical Wisdom? With Barry Schwartz

How can higher education foster practical wisdom? Dr. Barry Schwartz, explains in a talk with Virtues & Vocations

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