Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 25, 2013 Reading the Bhagavad Gita today The Bhagavad Gita begins at a moment of extreme crisis. At the outset of this poetic dialogue of 700 numbered … Continued by Charles Martin

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charnel ground

A charnel ground (Devanagari: श्मशान; Romanized Sanskrit: śmaśāna; Tibetan pronunciation: durtrö; Tibetan: དུར་ཁྲོད, Wylie: dur khrod),[1] in concrete terms, is an above-ground site for the putrefaction of bodies, generally human, where formerly living tissue is left to decompose uncovered. Although it … Continue reading

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003) – directed by Kim Ki-duk Apparently a simple main theme – cyclicity of life – introduces an entire system of Buddhist symbols, an extremely beautiful imagery and almost…

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Buddhist in America- Arlen Vidal

Published on Aug 21, 2013 Arlen Vidal tells of how she used her practice of SGI Nichiren Buddhism to find her mission as an educator who works to empower underprivileged youth.

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The lokuttara citta

Each citta experiences an object. What is the object experienced by the lokuttara citta? The lokuttara citta experiences the dhamma which does not arise and fall away, it experiences nibbana. There are four paramattha dhammas: citta, cetasika, rūpa and nibbāna. … Continue reading

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Sajjad Rizvi

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Mahadeviyakkha lived in the 12th Century in the south of India. From an early age she was initiated into the worship of Shiva. She considered this initiation to be the most important moment of her life and she became a … Continue reading

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Andal is one of the most extraordinary personalities in religious history. She is known in her native tongue of Tamil as an Alvar, one who is “immersed” in the depths of enjoyment of God, the omnipresent mysterious One. Tradition reckons … Continue reading

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Maran, later known as Nammalvar and by other names like Satagopa, Parankusa, etc., was born as the avatara of Senai Mudaliar Nammalvar Alvar Tirunagari (Tirukkuruhur) (God’s Chief of Hosts). His father Kariyar belonged to Tirukkuruhur on the banks of the … Continue reading

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Shah Wali Allah

Shah Wali Allah (Qutb al-Din Ahmad al-Rahim) (1703-62) Shah Wali Allah of Delhi, the greatest Muslim scholar of eighteenth-century India, made an immense contribution to the intellectual, economic, social, political and religious life of the Muslim community in India, the … Continue reading

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