Journey Towards Spirituality
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 30, 2017
The journey towards spirituality begins with the urge to search for the truth. When people discover the truth and learn of the plan of the Creator, their lives enter a new phase, that of building their personalities according to spiritual principles. This journey is purely intellectual in nature. Its quest is two-fold—to solve the riddle of why everyone goes through...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 23, 2017
In 1831, an American citizen went into business. In 1832 his business failed, so he entered the field of politics, but was no more successful in that sphere. He reverted to business in 1834, and was again a failure.
In 1841, he had a nervous breakdown. Once recovered, he again entered the political arena, in the hope that his party would nominate him as a candidate for C...
The Moment of Truth
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 16, 2017
The power-supply used to be plentiful in the Ivory Coast. The country had at one time been called the “Showcase of Africa” thanks to its glittering array of houses and shops.
In December 1983, everything suddenly changed. People were forced to eat by candlelight in luxury hotels, while houses and offices were lit by lanterns. Hydro-electric stations which had supplied...
From Affluence to Ashes
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 9, 2017
Ghanshyam Das Birla (1894-1983) was the greatest industrial magnate of modern India. He led an extremely principled life, which was the secret of his success. Starting his career with paltry resources at the age of twelve, he reached such a height of success that his family now has wider commercial interests than any other single family in India.
Mr. Birla would al...
What is Worship?
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 2, 2017
To Nilma Devi, an Indian dancer, dancing is a divine art. So deeply involved is she in her art that she feels unable to fully express herself in her act, powerless to reproduce – in the form of restricted bodily movements - the feeling of total abandon that a dancer seeks to convey. As she said in an interview to The Hindustan Times, “the dance starts where the gynmastics...