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The principles of the Bhagavad-Gita are versatile enough to apply in any given situation. Read the following iconic newspaper headlines and consider how you would give a spiritual perspective on them based on the Gita’s teachings. What would be your diagnosis and recommendation?

'The Titanic Sinks’ [16th April 1912] - Journalists were still in denial that a ship thought to be unsinkable could have failed so catastrophically.

‘Greatest Crash in Wall Street’s History’ [25th October 1929] - The economic crash of 1929, fuelled by uncertainty following an artificial share price boom, was the worst in U.S. history. On 24th October, panicked investors traded an astonishing 12.9 million shares.

‘Beatle John Lennon Slain’ [9th December 1980] - At 10.49pm, John Lennon was shot in the back four times by Mark David Chapman, a fan who had been stalking him for 3 months.

‘War on America’ [12th September 2001] - On 11th September 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners, crashing two of them into the Twin Towers and a third into the Pentagon.

‘Indonesian Tsunami’ [28th December 2004] - Just after midnight on 26th December 2004, an earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggered a huge tsunami, which killed over 225,000 people in 11 countries.

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