"Now is the need and the demand...

to sacrifice all we have to the helping of humanity" -- DK

Building a life map
Suggested reading list

List-6: Avenues for learning and sharpening the mind

An esotericist is a holistic thinker who sees the bigger picture of life. Therefore, one should know how all the parts (knowledge and human experience) are interrelated to each other. Compartmentalization/specialization is an obsolete concept from the industrialization age to make the production process standardized and efficient (which unfortunately spread to all other fields of discipline). It considered workers as mere tools of production and not humans whose potentials needed to be developed. It was also used as a form of social control so that no one can fully understand life or have total control of one's own life. However, in our present knowledge society, the game is fast changing. Strategic information/knowledge is power, which requires the interrelation of information from various disciplines, giving them context, and using them to project to the future to achieve competitive advantage. Thus, a culture of love for continuous and holistic /integrative approach to learning needs to be cultivated to remain empowered in the knowledge age.

This page is a continuing work in progress. One could not possibly study all the learning resources about a given subject matter in one lifetime so we could only suggest 1 to 3 references for each just to have an adequate understanding of important fields of knowledge that we believe are essential to have a wider perspective of life (ideally, given the time constraint, one should only study the best in each field but since that is not possible, we selected references that are at least easily accessible from the web, online shops such as kindle, or public lending libraries). Please help us know if there are better resources/references on a subject so we can post them here

  • From the Earth Charter: A vision of hope
    But will anyone listen?
    Will this be framed again by involutionary forces as "taking away their rights and freedoms" just like the recent global health crisis?

  • "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn"
    ---Alvin Toffler

  • "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
    ---Mahatma Gandhi