Tickles For Self-Reflection


Purpose: To stimulate the intellect with questions relevant to introspect and build the soft-skills for a meaningful life.

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The act of choosing a path does not by itself govern its nature. It is the intent that determines if it is for a selfish purpose or not. Everything is a door. It has no meaning of its own unless hinged at a point (or multiple points). In general 6 things (hinges) determine the nature of anything (when it relates to us humans).

  1. Intent
  2. Motivational impulse behind the action/phenomenon
  3. Dimension where applied (various layers from the subtle to physical)
  4. Input given (either as raw resource or as an activating factor)
  5. Material cause
  6. Intelligent cause

Motivational impulse can be mapped to

  1. Activity with meaningful goals (Artha)
  2. Righteousness (Dharma)
  3. Passion driven (Kama)
  4. For liberation (Moksha)


For The Joy of Improvement

Joy of Improvement is a free-of-charge initiative intended to provide activities and discussion platforms to stimulate intellectual, mental as well as social development towards better skills and choices for better living. Each has a corresponding group in WhatsApp where members engage and contribute to the same on a daily basis. To be part of the groups and benefit from the engagement, please write to Venkat via email venkat@adaptive-instruction.in or WhatsApp him on +919902899344.