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Karma

'Asi Me Sakhā': A Personal Experience on Friendship

Parth Parihar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Parth Parihar

This past year at Princeton was a rather humbling and enriching one in general. One particularly important experience was gaining an incredibly inspirational and supportive friend -- someone who became my best friend by the end of the year.

Clinical Karma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Having medical training is a great privilege, and the source of, at times, quite literal life and death power. With that power comes a grave responsibility -- but bearing that is a privilege as well. Medical training is not a product of good fortune, but of willful preparation.

If You Believe It, It Is Right...

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Tarun Sakhrani

In the end, it is what you believe and not what others want you to believe that matters. If it is karma, then so be it. If it is your own attitude, then so be it

Dying to Be on a Yatra/Pilgrimage?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Yet another good question that Hindus ought to ask concerns the auspiciousness of dying while on a pilgrimage (yatra). Is it possible to die a "good d...

Karma Is Over-Rated

Caren Chesler | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

As he walked off, I thought the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who need everything to go right in order to be happy, and those who can be happy regardless of how things go. I wished I was the latter. I vowed to try harder.

Why Karma At Times Stings Us When We Help Another

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Pappalardo

Very often our powers of intuition are the last defense against taking an action that we end up regretting.

Om Is the Vibration of the Universe

Jeff Cannon | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Om is more than a sound, but the vibration of the universe. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. It is not a sh...

How To Use Technology From A Buddhist Perspective

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche | Posted 08.02.2013 | Religion
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

In the past, technological culture-changers like the telephone and electricity took a long time to produce and cultures had more time to absorb and contemplate their impact. Now, things are changing so fast that we have little time to contemplate and absorb their impact.

Dharma and Guns

Anushka Fernandopulle | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Anushka Fernandopulle

While we are still flawed as humans, it is wise to foster choices that cause less harm to ourselves and others by limiting easy access to firearms.

The Day The Universe Spoke To Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Sometimes the universe speaks to me. The problem is, I don't always know what it's saying. But on one recent Sunday, it roared in my ear and I got the message loud and clear. Shirley MacLaine would be proud.

Tendencies

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Up to that point in my life, I had thought of hardships as inexplicable events happening to me and others and viewed strength as the ability to endure these unwanted circumstances. Such endurance is certainly a strength.

The Karma Of Suffering And The Suffering Of The Righteous

Deepak Sarma | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Honoring, remembering, and memorializing Jyoti Singh Pandey is our collective karma.

Karma of Love, Part 2

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Pappalardo

Karma is complicated and mysterious, to the point we rarely understand exactly what we have done to be in difficult situations that occur in our lives.

Newtown: A Crisis of Faith

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Eliezer Sobel

But my question remains: is it ever even possible to feel and experience a sense of utter and absolute safety in this life in the very same breath that we inhale the daily news?

Arjuna's Grief: A Hindu Mourns The Newtown Tragedy

Vineet Chander | Posted 02.16.2013 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Why do such unspeakable tragedies take place to begin with? Hinduism, like other spiritual traditions, offers us a great deal of philosophical insight to grapple with the question.

The Karma of Love

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Pappalardo

In trying to understand how karma influences the way love works in our lives, it is helpful to look at love as a higher concept that also has a human form we have a relationship with.

WATCH: Why You Need To Stop Feeling Guilty

OWN | Posted 12.03.2012 | OWN

Feeling guilty about something you did or said to someone? You're wasting your time, says relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant. In an episode of "Op...

Spilled Milk: The Komeuppance of Karma Karl

William Lucas Walker | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
William Lucas Walker

Until the day after the 2004 election, as it is for most kids, our daughter's definition of family could be distilled into one simple word: us. That day, she learned how easily a nasty election campaign could convince voters we were something to be feared: "them."

What Does Karma Really Mean? (WATCH)

Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living

We throw around the word karma all the time. Perhaps mostly commonly, we interpret it to mean, "What goes around comes around." But there's much ...

Universal Law #3: 'Cause and Effect'

Peter Baksa | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

By aligning our thoughts and actions with the law of cause and effect we can create wealth, heal ourselves, attract the desired romantic partner, and manifest the ideal lifestyle. It is important that we use this law in ways that are in alignment with our spirit and with other human beings.

You Believe In Karma

Tullian Tchividjian | Posted 12.23.2012 | Religion
Tullian Tchividjian

When you and I insist on that all-too-comfortable paradigm of cosmic score keeping, we're no longer talking about Christianity. In fact, what we reveal is that we've adopted (unwittingly) a Westernized form of Hinduism.

When Field Trips Go Wrong

Bethany Meyer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

My son is in kindergarten. With 29 other boys. I volunteered to chaperone their field trip to an apple orchard last week.

Yoga: How We Serve Diverse Populations

Rob Schware | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I was teaching yoga at the Boulder County jail. One of the women, Tracy, was in my program for nine months. Upon her release, she looked me up. She told me she wanted to become a yoga teacher. Now she's in charge of the jail program, and is creating a transition program for inmates"

Soul Mates of Karmic Connections?

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeannie E. Javelosa

People think soul mates are always harmonious relationships involving that perfect other who looks for us through space, time, and many lifetimes to be together happily every after now.

A Meditation For The Fall

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

Now is a good time to clear out some mental baggage, purify any sense of guilt or remorse about what we did or didn't do over the summer, and reset our intention for the fall.