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Karma

Pay it Forward!

Peter Baksa | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

By observing your thoughts and remaining open, humble and choosing your state of mind wisely, you are in essence paying it forward.

Karma and Psychology: Connecting the Dots

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Whatever we are experiencing in the present moment is both the fruition of our previous karma and the planting of seeds for future karma.

The Nature Of Reality And The Long-Distance Relationship

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

I'm about to get on a plane to see my partner. We haven't seen each other in four months. Well, OK, we've seen each other virtually every day for four months. On Skype, of course.

Karma: Is it Woo-Woo, or Is it Real?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The concept of karma has taken root in our culture. It's come from ancient Indian religions to become a 21st century pop culture term.

Karma, Christ, Whatever?

Christian Smith | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Christian Smith

We have come in America today to a very different world, which we might call liberal whateverism. This outlook reacts against sectarian conflict by dramatically discounting the claims of religion.

The Evolving Understanding Karma

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Buddhism has no single dogmatic view of karma. Unlike Western religious traditions, Buddhism is extremely fluid in its teaching, and assumes that people will gradually move towards more sophisticated understanding of the truth.

Hinduism, Vegetarianism, And New Jersey's Most Costly Samosas

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

As a vegetarian Hindu in a meat-eating world, I know that I run the risk of eating things that aren't 100 percent vegetarian. Going to the grocery store seems more like a trip to the library some days, as I pore over fine-print labels.

Recovery Through The Higher Power Of Karma

Kevin Griffin | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Kevin Griffin

Addicts are in a hurry. We expect results now. Recovery doesn't work like that. The Law of Karma doesn't deliver results on our timeline. For an addict, this can be torture, but it's all part of the recovery process,

The Glorious Karmic Justice Of Lebron James And The NBA Finals

Bryan Maygers | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Bryan Maygers

As someone who has studied Buddhism (read: slightly above Wikipedia-level knowledge), I see several important concepts that resonate in the outcome of the series.

The Yoga Of Cooking And Eating

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

I'm not referring to the yoga practice where you try to turn yourself into a pretzel. I am sticking to the original meaning of the term, to harness or bind back. Yoga means you are trying to reconnect with the divine.

Poetry: The Shore

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Here, look at their bodies. Even clothed, their skin is near to the surface, JWoww's powerful breasts, Mike's self-exposed abs.

The Ripple Effect Of Common Courtesy

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I believe that mindfulness laced with consideration for others executed at the smallest scale can actually change the world. Usually we tell people to think bigger, but in this case maybe thinking smaller could be very powerful.

The Unspoken Rule Of Reciprocity

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

There is an unspoken rule of reciprocity that people either a) respect and participate in, b) are oblivious to, or c) choose to ignore.

The Problem With Karma: Notes From The Conflict In Sri Lanka

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Faith that karma will mete out punishment with mathematical certainty may work against the potential for remorse, regret or reconciliation.

Raising Power And Energy To Meet The Challenge Of Living

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Maybe we can mix some of the wisdom our ancient cultures with our unprecedented modern knowledge and create the ground for happiness and fulfillment in our lives.

The New Generation Of Karma Junkies

Yael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yael Cohen

What's with the boom in charity work in recent years? What is it about contemporary society that has everyone taking up the good fight and lending a hand with the perils of the world?

Facebook: A Spiritual Experience?

Kelley Harrell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

I often wonder if people considered that every status update they enter alters the collective consciousness of the planet, if they would say something more authentic?

Is Everything Karma?

Natasha Dern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Karma, in the world of form, manifests as gain and loss, disgrace and praise, happiness and misery.

Why LeBron James Shouldn't Tweet Theological Statements

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

That tweet couldn't possibly have been received well no matter what happened.

Sudden Death -- A Buddhist View Of The Tragedy In Arizona

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

From a Buddhist point of view, sudden death can be particularly difficult. The contrast between the sense of presence and the sense of absence is so sharp and shocking.

Bernie Madoff Feeling the Heat of Imprisonment From His Son's Suicide

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

One of the worst things you can feel while being imprisoned is experiencing the death of a loved one, especially your own flesh and blood. What's even...

Jain or Hindu? Finding a Distinct Religious Identity in a Multi-Faith Society

Nikhil Bumb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nikhil Bumb

When I meet people who have not heard of Jainism, or who assume it is an obscure branch of Hinduism, it frustrates me. Honestly though, until a few years ago, I barely knew the difference myself.

Car Porn

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As a civilization we still want our presents wrapped up in shiny paper with a pretty bow on top. Will there ever be a day when we buy a car blind, not worrying about how it looks to us and others?

Recovering The Joy In Your Life

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Where has our joy gone? I have come to feel lately that joy is an expression of our own truest nature.

The Karmic Haunting of Kim

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard C. Morais

Get your hands on a copy of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. This cinematic Buddhist fable will open your Third Eye.