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To Become An Expert, Transcend Facts

Michael Mamas | Posted 11.19.2016 | Religion
Michael Mamas

When you really know something and understand it well, it's not about an outline or a list of main points. True understanding goes much deeper. At the...

Making Sense of Confusion: Indian Philosophy

Alka Pratap | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The philosophy of ancient India is quite diverse and complex in structure. So complex, in fact, that many, Indians included, give up on making sense of this kaleidoscope. This article is a humble attempt to present a streamlined simplification of this complicated set of ideas and concepts.

What We Can Learn From the Indian Scriptures

Alka Pratap | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Alka Pratap

India has produced a phenomenal array of scriptures and religious texts. They span the whole range of the human thought process, from the dry and logi...

Diwali: The Threshold Light in the Midst of Darkness

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 11.03.2016 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

The light at the threshold of the home on the night of Diwali is there to remind us that our awakening to the light of God in our hearts is incomplete if it does not radiate from within us to the darkness of the world outside.

Pope Francis's Message of Oneness

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 10.06.2016 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

It was bold of Pope Francis to orchestrate this interfaith convening at Ground Zero. Before the Pope spoke, there was a joint prayer sung by an Imam and a Rabbi.

Introduction to Kundalini: The Yoga of Awareness

James McCrae | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

Today's polished yoga centers and Bikram studios are only the latest incarnation of a tradition that has adapted to fit changing cultures for thousands of years. Nations have risen and fallen. Religions have come and gone. The apple of ideas has passed from Eve to Newton to Jobs. But yoga, in some form or another, has remained.

he Hindu Scriptures: Perennial Sources of Wisdom

Alka Pratap | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The scriptures in Hinduism are a multifarious collection representing the mundane and the esoteric, the everyday and the mystical.

Daily Meditation: From War To Peace

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

It Is Sweet to Do Nothing

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Who you are is already enough. You don't need to become a thing. Life isn't a race or a contest. There's nowhere to go. You're already there.

Simone Weil's Selfless Devotion

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Our quests to achieve our own ultimate potential chart many different routes through the world, and Weil's self-sacrifice was one of the most difficult and inspiring. Is there a way of learning from her example while continuing with the lives we're living now?

Ira Israel: The Business of Yoga V

Ira Israel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

The evolution of Yoga and yogic practices from Vedic sacrificial fire rituals to internal breathing exercises can be observed in the Principal Upanisads.

Is That All There Is? The Question Of Nihilism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

Nothing is the positive yet indeterminate impression on the horizon, just before becoming something definite. It is nothing and it is not-nothing. Together with the present, it is the future and it is the past.

What Does 'God' Mean?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

When I use the word God, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. And yet, paradoxically, I've staked everything there -- with this Mystery that I cannot comprehend with my finite mind.

Distinguishing Between Shallow And Deep Religion

Ramnath Subramanian | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion
Ramnath Subramanian

Instead of rejecting religion completely, it would be wise to discriminate between substance and shadow -- and encourage the substance.

Managing Modern Negativity With Ancient Wisdom

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Okay, so it feels good to say "all is one" in the yoga studio. But during the other hours of the day, aren't we all behaving as if it's you versus me, in a dog-eat-dog world?

A Hindu's Search For Meaning In Sound And Silence

Deepa S. Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepa S. Iyer

Take a minute to stop and listen to anything -- it can easily turn into a rather profound metaphor of life's experiences.

Hindu Jesus: A Different Kind of Christianity

Philip Goldberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Because my spiritual reference point was more Hindu than Judeo-Christian, the Gospels seemed more like the Upanishads or the Bhagavad Gita than the churchy dogma I expected to find.