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On Karma: It's True ... We Get What We Deserve

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christina M. Martínez

How many times have you accepted this excuse and settled for what you have at this very moment, never giving a thought to what you could have?

UC School Receives $5 Million To Study WHAT?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.02.2012 | Los Angeles

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has received a $5 million grant to study the afterlife. The money will fund research into heaven, hel...

The Karmic Connection: Do We Expect Good Fortune After Helping Others?

Matthew Hutson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Science
Matthew Hutson

In general, if you're nice to people, good things come your way, but if you're jagoff, look out. These expectations make sense in social situations, where people can retaliate or return favors, and where reputation matters. But we expect the universe to play by the same rules -- to manifest karma.

Losing a Parent... and How Empty Spiritual Teachings Make It Worse

Intent | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

People don't get cancer because God wants to teach them a lesson. Children don't starve to death to learn about universal love. Life includes suffering, simple as that. Feel it, endure it, and hopefully -- when you finally stop trying to make sense of it -- it will pass.

Self-Help for the Self-Help Averse

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.07.2012 | GPS for the Soul
Lauren Cahn

Every day, my Twitter feed and my Facebook ticker are littered with pithy soundbites that purport to unlock the secret of personal fulfillment -- and I find myself wincing. When a soundbite is presented without context, it might sound profound, but it is often meaningless or misconstrued.

Fast Food Spirituality

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often, our results-oriented mood spills over into our spiritual practices. We want to get as much as possible, as quickly as possible, from as little commitment as possible. But purifying the soul of greed, anger, envy and pride has to take its own sweet time.

I Learned More About Sex When I Gave It Up

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

I came to recognize that the sexual impulse, once awakened, has a mind of its own. It's not that I wasn't enjoying the ride. It's just that it was dawning on me how little control I really had over this overwhelming biological instinct.

The Power of Failure, People and Karma Banking

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

Think of karma banking as the Golden Rule on steroids. Don't simply do unto others as you would have them do unto you: do triple the amount of good for others as you could ever imagine receiving back.

Facebook's Newest Addition: Karma

Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

Shortly after markets closed on Facebook's first day as a publicly traded company, the social network bought another startup. Social gifting servi...

5 Soul-Thoughts For A Radiant Life

William Horden | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
William Horden

By orienting us within the realm of spiritual cause-and-effect, soul-thoughts allow us to lean into the coming moment with a more open-minded, open-hearted and dynamic personality.

Buddha CEO: Five Mantras for Your Workday

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

If you really want to be a good student of the Buddha and you're willing to take on a difficult learning assignment, here's a radical suggestion: love your problem people. They can teach you lessons that wonderful people never can.

Is Buddhism Agnostic?

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Ask two Buddhists about what they believe, and you won't just get two different answers -- you might get three or four. On the one hand, the sheer size and diversity of the Buddhist tradition makes it impossible to say what "Buddhists" think.

Karma, Karma Everywhere

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

I don't obsess about karma, but it has completely changed my way of understanding our lives. There's karma, karma everywhere and I'm beginning to see it as the compost of our learning, growth and spiritual upliftment.

Mindfulness as a Path to Personal Sustainability

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Everything you do actively creates your experience, in the past, now and in the future. Practicing mindfulness in your everyday living and adopting a mindset of sustainability allows you to live in harmony with yourself and the world around you.

What Is Karma And How Does It Work?

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

If you espouse the belief that this world is somehow a classroom and we, as souls, are here to learn, then you probably appreciate the law of karma as an exquisite design to tailor our lessons to our own personal needs.

New App Makes Gift-Giving Ridiculously Easy

Reuters | Natasha Baker | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Whether it's choosing the right present, selecting the proper size or style, or digging up a curre...

Karmic Relief For The Misuse Of 'Karma'

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

If we're going to invoke the principle in public discourse, let's get it right, before some yahoo claims it's Iran's karma to get bombed.

Why Co-Parenting Sucks

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.02.2012 | Divorce
Brandi Megan Granett

Divorce means you aren't married any more. But it doesn't mean you aren't parents anymore. You both still carry the charge to protect and raise up this life you created to the best of your ability.

'HIMYM': Ted's Surprise For Marshall And Lily

Posted 04.28.2012 | TV

After his attempt to rekindle something with Robin failed, Ted went to another extreme on "How I Met Your Mother" (Mon., 8 p.m. EST on CBS), only this...

Ask Pastor Paul: What Is Karma?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Dear Pastor Paul, Is there such a thing as Karma? Have we lived in a previous life?

Making Deals With God, Superstitions And Karma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Barbara Greenberg

In my efforts to make deals with God and engage in superstitious behavior maybe I'm simply trying to ensure my good karma. I now truly understand this word.

Curb Appeal: Lady, You Can't 'Reserve' The Sidewalk

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Ann Brenoff

Saving spots on the sidewalk? Really? Like somehow you can claim a public sidewalk for your very own?

What's Your Purpose? Much More Than Your Job

Lissa Coffey | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

In the west, we think of yoga primarily as a form of exercise. Although physical postures make up one branch of this philosophy, yoga in general is so much more. The Sanskrit word "yoga" means to yoke, or to unite. The purpose of yoga is to experience the connection we have with the divine.

Dalai Lama Advisor, Blake Kerr, Testifies in Trial Accusing Chinese of Genocide in Tibet

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Robbie Vorhaus

As a tourist in Lhasa 24 years ago, Blake Kerr witnessed Chinese soldiers and police massacring unarmed Tibetans, inspiring him to begin documenting the underside of China's military occupation of Tibet.

How to Be a Lucky Bitch in 2012

Courtney Cachet | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
Courtney Cachet

The same opportunities are available for all of us, but the lucky ones see them and pursue them. Be open to meeting new people and taking chances.