wisdom of the wise is a blog that looks into the questions that the wise raise and try to draw lessons from them. it is a blog that discusses the problems of our common human existence and the way forward. it is a blog for those who love wisdom .this blog gives you first hand inspirational talks to see you through your day. This blog basically features 4 article series which are: wisdom series, motivational series, rhapsody of thoughts, and nature speaks.

Monday, 21 January 2013

MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN OUR TODAY WORLD

END TIME SCENES FROM AROUND THE WORLD



Child searching through rubbish in a river, Bangkok, Thailand. Children are often forced to live lives of misery, having been lured away from their homes to work in urban centres. Modern-day slavery includes forced labour in sweatshops, mines, factories and work in the domestic and agricultural sector. Credit: ILO
 

Child porter in a stone quarry, Nepal. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), two million people become enslaved annually, many of whom are children engaged in dangerous work. Credit: ILO 


A child crushing gold bearing rocks in La Rinconada, Peru. According to ILO, in the informal gold mines, many workers are under age 15, and some as young as 11. Credit: ILO


According to UNICEF, it is estimated that there are still some 2,000 child soldiers with armed militias in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Child soldiers are often forcibly inducted into armed forces, sometimes by governments but often by rebel militias. Credit: UNICEF


Prostitution at Malecon, Havana, Cuba. According to the first ever report released by the UN Office for Drugs and Crime on the trade in humans, some 80 per cent of human trafficking is accounted for by sexual exploitation Credit: UNICEF
 

In Haiti, thousands of children work as domestic servants, or live in slums or in the street, vulnerable to violence and sexual exploitation. A 14-year-old sex worker lives in the city of Gonaives. Credit: UNICEF

Article Source: UN releases first report on Human Trafficking
(http://www.un.org/apps/news/photostories_detail.asp?PsID=39)




MORDERN DAY SLAVERY EXISTS. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

WORDS OF WISDOM

15 Rhapsodies Of Oswald

  • True beauty does not lie on the outside but lies within.
  • We are all born to shine as children but only those who light up their lamps shines.
  • Peace is what all human seek but only few who understand that only God can give peace actually find peace.
  • Ignorance is a contagious disease . so choose your friends wisely.
  • An admirer of beauty always wishes to bask in the light of the beauty it beholds but nothing beautiful comes easy so it takes an hard working admirer to bask in the light of such beauties.
  • That the fruit tree on a fertile soil has not fruit on its branches doesn't mean it is barren but it is waiting for its season to manifest.
  • Though everyone looks, it only takes the discerning heart to actually see.
  • Words of wisdom are meant to illuminate our lives. The reason why though we hear the words of wisdom everyday but are not improving in our spiritual and physical lives is because we do not apply the words of wisdom we hear.
  • Doing something without understanding is like moving without a direction. Understanding is what gives direction.
  • Fate is what we make for ourselves for life and death is always placed before us. what we choose is our fate.
  • Sometimes when things aren't going well, we look at our lives and wonder where we got it all wrong and we are always tempted to look at where we fell instead of where we slipped.
  • In nature are the wisdom of God expressed.
  • The size of a vehicle determines the amount of passenger it would carry thus  the size of your dream is a determining factor of your height in life. So dream big dreams.
  • One lesson humans have failed to learn from the butterfly is to follow guidiance. It is what always leads to a field of beautiful flowers.
  • We sin freely because we do not understand the extent of hells torment neither do we fully understand the beauty and glory of heaven. Only if all men understood then would all humans really act in fear of God. 
  
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Saturday, 5 January 2013

WORDS OF WISDOM



WISDOM QUOTES OF DALAI LAMA

source : twitter.com
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Compassion brings peace of mind and with it better health; so cherish compassion.
To utilize our intelligence correctly a calm mind is very important.
Through education we have to lead people to see that concern for others is actually in their own interest.
By implementing the practice of love and compassion, we will naturally live a non-violent way of life.
Scientists are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.
On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends.
I always try to share with others the idea that in order to become compassionate it is not necessary to become religious.
When you are warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity.

Past history clearly shows that violence cannot solve problems.
Co-operation comes from friendship, friendship comes from trust, and trust comes from kind-heartedness.
A great Tibetan teacher of mind training once remarked that one of the mind’s most marvelous qualities is that it can be transformed.
A mind wishing to benefit other people and other sentient beings is the very basis of peace and happiness.

Ask yourself, what am I doing about my anger, my attachment, my pride, my jealousy? These are the things we should check in our daily lives.
Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace. 
Dalai Lama
One way to ensure everyone’s peace and happiness is to cultivate a healthy respect for the diversity of other peoples and cultures.
We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like, love, compassion, tolerance and honesty.

Genuine happiness comes from focusing on the happiness of others.
Success can’t be measured by how much money you have, but by whether you have inner peace in your heart.

Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying or exploitation.

Peace isn't the mere absence of violence; peace must come from inner peace. And inner peace comes from taking others’ interests into account

Warm-heartedness and concern for others are a part of human nature and are at the core of positive human values. 



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