Friday, The 13th

Is 13 is an unlucky number? If you do believe in it being unlucky, then you can count yourself as a part of a significant portion of the population today. Many people won’t fly in planes, throw a celebration party, fill in a job application, exchange marriage vows,...

Caustic Soda + Oil = Soap. Wrong

As you reach for your soap in the morning, ponder for a moment about what ingredients have gone into making it. The chemical procedure for making a basic soap is simple. Take caustic soda, add oil and some perfume. Mix them and you end up with some kind of soap. What...

The Laws of Bhakti

Far from being a sentimental activity, devotional service is based on well-defined principles that systematically guide a practitioner to ultimate perfection. Discussions about the relationship between science and religion usually end in a stalemate: Scientists accuse...