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Upanishads

he Hindu Scriptures: Perennial Sources of Wisdom

Alka Pratap | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The scriptures in Hinduism are a multifarious collection representing the mundane and the esoteric, the everyday and the mystical.

Daily Meditation: From War To Peace

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

It Is Sweet to Do Nothing

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Who you are is already enough. You don't need to become a thing. Life isn't a race or a contest. There's nowhere to go. You're already there.

Simone Weil's Selfless Devotion

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Our quests to achieve our own ultimate potential chart many different routes through the world, and Weil's self-sacrifice was one of the most difficult and inspiring. Is there a way of learning from her example while continuing with the lives we're living now?

So Where Does Yoga Come From?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

The evolution of Yoga and yogic practices from Vedic sacrificial fire rituals to internal breathing exercises can be observed in the Principal Upanisads.

Is That All There Is? The Question Of Nihilism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

Nothing is the positive yet indeterminate impression on the horizon, just before becoming something definite. It is nothing and it is not-nothing. Together with the present, it is the future and it is the past.

What Does 'God' Mean?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

When I use the word God, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. And yet, paradoxically, I've staked everything there -- with this Mystery that I cannot comprehend with my finite mind.

Distinguishing Between Shallow And Deep Religion

Ramnath Subramanian | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion
Ramnath Subramanian

Instead of rejecting religion completely, it would be wise to discriminate between substance and shadow -- and encourage the substance.

Managing Modern Negativity With Ancient Wisdom

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Okay, so it feels good to say "all is one" in the yoga studio. But during the other hours of the day, aren't we all behaving as if it's you versus me, in a dog-eat-dog world?

A Hindu's Search For Meaning In Sound And Silence

Deepa S. Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepa S. Iyer

Take a minute to stop and listen to anything -- it can easily turn into a rather profound metaphor of life's experiences.

Hindu Jesus: A Different Kind of Christianity

Philip Goldberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Because my spiritual reference point was more Hindu than Judeo-Christian, the Gospels seemed more like the Upanishads or the Bhagavad Gita than the churchy dogma I expected to find.