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The Triple Filter Test: Truth, Goodness and Usefulness

In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"

"Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Test of Three."

"Test of Three?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student let's take a moment to test what you're going to say. The first test 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."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?"

"No, on the co…

Why Do Hindus Worship Many Gods?

Beautiful answer from Dr. David Frawley to this question:

Having many names for something is not necessarily a sign of ignorance of its real nature. On the contrary, it may indicate an intimate knowledge of it.

For example, Eskimos have forty-eight different names for snow in their language because they know snow intimately in its different variations, not because they are ignorant of the fact that all snow is only one.

The many different deities of Hinduism reflect such an intimate realization of the Divine on various levels.

A Second Chance

[Source: Watsapp Forward] 
Its long but worth reading! 
It's another morning......... Again I have to go to the office.
Ohh!! this is me... I shouted, having a glance at my ‘photo’ in today's news paper.
But what the HELL  is it doing in the death column??
Strange...
One second.......Let me think, last night when I was going to bed I had a severe pain in my chest, but I don't remember anything after that, I think I had a sound sleep.
It's morning now, ohh....... It's already 10:00 AM, where is my coffee?
I will be late for office and my boss will get a chance to irritate me..
Where is everyone...??? I screamed.
"I think there is a crowd outside my room, let me check." I said to myself.
So many people..... Not all of them crying......
But why are some of them crying....
WHAT IS THIS??? I’m lying there on the floor...
"I AM HERE" ....... I shouted!!! No one is listening.
"LOOK I AM NOT DEAD" .... I screamed once again!! 
No one is interested in me.
They …

Other People Make Mistakes. Slow Down.

Other people make mistakes. Slow Down.

What if two drivers could share their final thoughts in the seconds before a horrendous car accident?

A new ad from the New Zealand Transport Agency makes this dialogue happen.




The commercial's punchline, however, is that drivers are responsible for other people's mistakes, as well as their own.

And when speeding, it can be impossible to keep another's mistake from becoming fatal.


Source: http://www.businessinsider.in/This-Safe-Driving-Ad-From-New-Zealand-Will-Give-You-The-Chills/articleshow/28490292.cms


Happy New Year 2014

Today, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.”  ― D. Simone

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford