January 13, 2009
Tohu and Bohu: so the Hebrews named the broken creation, the shells of Chaos and Desolation that preceded the founding of this world. Sitting here alone in the darkness of my mind, this seems an ..
October 24, 2008
It surprises me that there is still so much fear and mystery attached to one of the most common illnesses that man-kind can suffer. Cancer. Admittedly there is not so much use, nowadays, of the ..
October 07, 2008
What are the Higher Selves doing while all this is going on? Are they just busy manifesting miracles on other planets while Earth goes to Cosmic Doo-Doo? Higher Self phone home! This is the number. . .
October 03, 2008
Loss is not easy. It's challenging to understand the purpose or meaning behind loss. Were witnessing a tremendous amount of chaos, destruction and disharmony on the planet - man-made and natural - ..
September 08, 2008
The traditional summary of the Buddha's teaching is given in four categories, the so called Four Noble Truths. * The Truth of Suffering (Dukkha) * The Arising of Suffering (Samudaya) * The Cessation .
August 13, 2008
What a way to live. Even when he was not in jail, the Holy Spirit would tell the apostle Paul in every city: chains and trouble are coming. He could truly say ‘remember the prisoners as though ..
August 12, 2008
Why does God allow suffering? This is the age-old question of Christians and non-Christians alike, and it's unlikely to be answered to anyone's satisfaction this side of heaven. Even though I'm just ..
August 11, 2008
What is the meaning of Buddha? Buddha does not represent the name of a person but it represents only the state of the person. The actual name of Gautama Buddha was Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in .
August 06, 2008
A friend of mine once commented that we live in the era of pleasure whereas most of past human history was an existence of suffering, or fending off suffering. There was a time, for example, when had .
July 31, 2008
Virtually everyone will admit they want a spiritual life; for starters this just sounds like something that one should have! But probe a bit deeper and by default, in stages, you will hear various ..
July 27, 2008
How might a dedicated evolutionist view Stonehenge? Possibly, he would claim that Stonehenge looks designed but really it is not. Stonehenge happened, he would argue, when a few dozens of large local .
July 19, 2008
As the popular saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions. " Are you familiar with it? It's even one of the main lines in a current hit song by Madonna and Justin Timberlake. .
July 16, 2008
It starts the moment we first take breath, breaking free of the womb, and ends with a lurch when the final breath is taken - if we die that type of death. All through the journey of life we struggle ..
July 16, 2008
Oppression - women being trafficked within countries and across international borders - those many believers in Jesus Christ who are being sorely persecuted for their faith - men and women ..
July 15, 2008
Historical & Pastoral Context Mark may have written his Gospel from hearing Peter (according to Eusebius & Irenaeus ca. 175 CE). Mark lacks the “systematic arrangement" of Matthew ..
July 12, 2008
Coffee shop. The background beat of some silly pop music. Buzz of conversation. The glow of laptop screens. And then, one near the counter, the other in a window seat, they both look up, and their ..
July 05, 2008
The greyhound racing industry is in severe decline as the public become aware of the cruelty and death that is an inherent part of it but which has been kept well hidden for decades. As attendances ..
July 04, 2008
Your weight problem is not an accident. All of your diet and exercise attempts fail as soon as you stop working them precisely because neither diet nor exercise programs address the underlying cause, .
June 26, 2008
I've spent a lot of my life surviving, which can be a very selfish activity; but ever since I was five years old watching the Biafra famine in the early eighties and wanting to share what I had - ..
June 24, 2008
I knew him as an angry person for a long time. He used to be angry for weeks or even longer, for the sake of somebody's behavior, or for the sake of every situation you can imagine. But, he wasn't a ..
June 22, 2008
I fell in love with massages many years ago. In this busy, harried world, a massage instantly transports me to a place where tranquility and relaxation reign and there is absolutely nothing for me to .
June 21, 2008
Without healing, emotional trauma like a festering sore . . . can flow like a maddening river, and bring sadness and suffering to almost anything you do. In a poem that may recount such sadness and ..
June 20, 2008
Over the course of time just about all of us are confronted with the reality of suffering and abuse not just on newscasts but in our own personal world where we live day by day. Why are small ..
June 19, 2008
Define a crucial change or a turning point. I've had it. Alone, empty and asking, “Are you unforgiving?" A dilemma. Something was saying inside, “Get your life back. " There were many ..
June 18, 2008
How difficult the search for truth and enlightenment can be. In fact the path can seem so impassable that many give up without further effort. An enlightened teacher may have hundreds or even ..