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Buddhism - From the Top, Down

Interest in Buddhism usually begins with either the philosophy or psychology of Buddhism. Or maybe the esoteric nature of Buddhism, Buddhist meditation, or Buddhist wisdom. But the morality aspects ..
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The Kindness That's Inherently Obama

Of all the things in the world that we can think of, kindness is the one that cuts through all barriers. Since Barack Obama has been running for office, people of color have begun feeling good about ..
(April 10, 2008)
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Obama Gets It

For seven years, congress has done relatively little regarding the very serious problems we face, such as a failing economy for the middle class, a war that we are bogged down in and where we are at ..
(April 17, 2008)
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Give Up Religion and Get Peaceful?

I have a strange feeling that many times our religions produce the opposite effects than what we assume they should. For example, Buddhism stresses three things; discipline, compassion, and wisdom; ..
(March 31, 2008)
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What is Our Soul?

Ask anyone about the soul and more often than not, you will get a blank stare, or the soul might be explained as a spirit, a part of God, our basic being, or our true essence. But there has never ..
(April 08, 2008)
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Somethin's Gotta Give

Working at a third world job and trying to survive in the wealthiest economy in the world just isn't working out. A friend of mine works part-time in a book store, spending the rest of her time ..
(March 16, 2008)
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Global Swarming

Global swarming is a phenomenon far more impending than greenhouse gases; global swarming involves the very fabric of our lives. Therefore, how we handle global swarming will determine the quality of .
(March 21, 2008)
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Why Politics and Religion Don't Mix

Christ and the Buddha were wise men; they never talked about politics. They didn't talk about politics because political opinions and campaigns are but afterthoughts in humankind's evolutionary ..
(March 24, 2008)
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Sell That SUV?

What exactly are we supposed to do? We hear about change all the time, but instead of motivating us to do something, our politicians only know how to complain - with few real solutions. I'm afraid ..
(April 03, 2008)
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If Easter is a Pagan Holiday, Who Was Jesus?

CAUTION: This article and the information it contains is not for Christians who simply believe and look forward to enjoying a peaceful Easter, which is such a beautiful, spiritual holiday. If this is .
(March 15, 2008)
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Profiles in Truth

What is truth? We are told what we should believe by advertisers depicting beautiful bodies, and we are told to believe it is truth. We are told what truth is by our modern Gods, and we believe it, ..
(March 18, 2008)
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Why Christians Practice Buddhism

Thomas Merton, famous Catholic monk belonging to the cloistered Trappist tradition (Order of Cistercians of the strict observance), once said that he wanted, “to become as good a Buddhist as I ..
(March 19, 2008)
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How to Find Yourself (How to Look Within)

Understanding oneself, one's drives, one's emotions, the way in which one's mind works, is the minimum requirement for successful relationships. Without this understanding of oneself, without taking ..
(March 20, 2008)
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Religion - Last One Out, Please Close the Door

A recent report from the prestigious Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life comes down to this - Christians are getting restless. The report, other than indicating the consumerist attitude of modern ..
(February 27, 2008)
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An Article About Nothing

This article is about nothing. Therefore, after you read it, you won't know anything more than you did before reading it; it will be a total waste of your time because I have nothing to say. I mean, ..
(February 24, 2008)
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The Third Level of Education

Ask any educator today about the purpose of teaching, and they will more than likely say that it is to bestow knowledge, not much different from programming a computer. But is that the true purpose ..
(February 20, 2008)
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The Edible Bible

Years ago, I thought of manufacturing and selling edible Bibles. The book would be condensed, including only the most frequently quoted scriptures with pages made of a thin, wafer material similar to .
(February 14, 2008)
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Meditation Practice and the Chameleon

"Becoming" is a word used to describe, among other things, striving to attain states of transcendence in meditation practice. We intellectually figure out a goal, and then imagine that we have ..
(January 31, 2008)
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How Long Does it Take to Become Enlightened?

Enlightenment can take a long time, perhaps as long as it takes to wear a granite mountain down to the ground by a fine veil brushing its top once every hundred years, or perhaps as long as a ..
(January 25, 2008)
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Spirituality - Three Requirements

Spirituality is an innate quality we all have in various degrees. For that spiritual quality to move from an innate to an active mode, however, depends upon three things. If any of the three are ..
(January 24, 2008)
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Make the World Better Place Because You are a Part of it

To make sure that your future beyond this world is going to be the best it can be, make each day a little more meaningful than the last. That's it! Make each day just a little better, just an ..
(January 08, 2008)
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Help Change the World - Change Your Socks

I know; it's your day off, so you drag yourself out of bed and throw on the same clothes you wore yesterday. What the heck, you'll be working around the house all day anyway, why even take a shower, ..
(January 06, 2008)
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Being Born Again is a Good Beginning!

Being born again is a great start, but if you are finally ready to complete this “work in progress, " here are seven areas to monitor: Is there any lingering ill-will toward others that may ..
(January 03, 2008)
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Christian Meditation - Phase Two

Contemporary Christians are discovering the deeper aspects of meditation. Previously, many Christians who have experimented with meditation misunderstood the real benefits of meditation by mistakenly .
(December 30, 2007)
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Shopping at the Spirituality Supermarket

Feel-good spiritual paths espousing light and love and the prospect of some kind of an enlightenment with little or no effort are plentiful, but have they really changed you? A trend is developing ..
(December 29, 2007)
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