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Meanings of the word “cult”: Many common religious terms lack a generally accepted, single, current definition. This leads to confusion over the meanings of certain religious terms, such as Christian, cult hell, heaven, occult, Paganism, salvation, Witch, Witchcraft, Unitarian, Universalist, … Continue reading

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Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा Durgā ‘invincible’, Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈd̪ʊrɡaː]) is the principal form of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism. There are many incarnations of Goddess Durga: Kali, Bhagvati, Bhavani, Ambika, Lalita, Gauri, Kandalini, Java, Rajeswari, and has nine appellations: Skandamata, Kushmanda, … Continue reading

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Sai Baba

Śri Sathya Sai Baba (born as Sathyanarayana Raju; 23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011[4]) was an Indian guru, spiritual figure, musician, mystic, composer, choreographer, poet, author, orator, reputed miracle worker, philanthropist and educator.[5] He claimed to be the reincarnation of … Continue reading

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Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict: What we can learn from Gandhi – by Norman G. Finkelstein

Originally posted on The Gandhi Foundation:
The following article was delivered as the Tans Lecture, Maastricht University, Netherlands on 13th November 2008. The numbers in brackets mark footnotes. “This lecture will divide into three parts.  First, I will lay out…

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Clinton’s State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries By STEPHEN BRAUN Jun. 24, 2016 4:01 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings … Continue reading

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the Art of Meditation

Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Values: Why Now? Where will the dismembered teenager not loom? Posted Dec 19, 2008 The Morality of Meditation Gray Matter By DAVID DeSTENOJULY 5, 2013 Gaining competitive advantage on exams and increasing creativity in business weren’t of … Continue reading

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The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency that is responsible for the overall coordination of Switzerland’s overseas relief and development activities. Programmes for India are concentrated on the semi-arid regions of the Deccan plateau, … Continue reading

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In Hinduism, Shakti (Sanskrit pronunciation: [ˈʃəkt̪ɪ]) (Telugu: శక్తి) (Tamil: சக்தி) (Devanagari: शक्ति; from Sanskrit shak, “to be able”), also spelled as Sakthi or Shakthi, meaning “power” or “empowerment,” is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought … Continue reading

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The Middle Way

Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning “the awakened one”. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s doctrine of nonviolent civil resistance

The essence of love is empathy, the ability to put oneself in place of the other. Love requires courage, as Gandhi put it, to go smiling into gun fire. But love should not be an excuse to allow evil, even … Continue reading

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