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Karma

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 05.21.2014 | 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.

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.