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Sacred Texts

This Ancient Hindu Text May Hold The Key To Living A Life Of Purpose

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion

Ralph Waldo Emerson called the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Hindu text written around 500 B.C., "the first of books" and "the voice of an old intelligenc...

The Biggest Loser in the Doniger Controversy? Indian Traditions of Debate

Laurie L. Patton | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Laurie L. Patton

In addition to the rich meaning of the vocabulary for debate, dialogue and argumentation, there are many dramatic scenes of debate, and even insult, within Indic traditions from their very inception. What if we reminded ourselves that Hindu texts were filled with questions as well as answers?

Is Writing in the Margins of a Sacred Text a Scandal or a Sacred Practice?

Lisa Hickman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

The difference between writing into the Bible at the museum and writing into the margins of your own Bible is important. Margin writing is devotion, not exhibition. Margin writing is consecration, not desecration.

5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

Alain de Botton | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion
Alain de Botton

In a world beset by fundamentalists of believing and secular varieties, it must be possible to balance a rejection of religious faith with a selective reverence for religious rituals and concepts.

The Frustrating, Difficult, Never-Ending Search For God

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

I have long struggled with how to best answer the question: "Rabbi, how do I connect with God?"