Over the last few days I have been feeling intense levels of anxiety and I don’t know why. You know that feeling of something important you are supposed to do, something that’s nagging you and hanging over you, something you have forgotten? It’s like that. For several days I’ve had a foreboding anxiety, which is starting to trigger feelings of depression. What’s really interesting about this experience is to see how one’s entire perception of the world is changed based… Read more

We are a fundamentally peaceful people but we’re being left to be devoured by wolves because of this perception that all religious people are the same at the core. Read more

The Montessori method of schooling is quite a unique one, very different from what most Americans experience in school. Read more

An old friend of my husband’s recently took the first vows towards becoming a Buddhist nun. I didn’t know this, but apparently there are some 300 vows on the road to being a Buddhist nun. Hearing about her choice brought up an old nagging feeling that I’ve often had. I used to feel much more torn about the direction I should go in my life. I had the good fortune to be born into a family that had access to… Read more

You’ve seen it, you’ve heard it. People say Om in yoga class, or when making fun of bohemian hippie types. There are puns and you can get an Om symbol emblazoned on anything. Anything at all. But what does OM really mean? It isn’t a word per say. It is a sound and a symbol that represent the vibration of the entire universe. This is what the symbol looks like (not counting the circle): Om is sometimes written Ohm or… Read more

As I’ve expanded my Youtube channel I have come into contact with a new audience. The majority of my viewers are in India and the second most viewers are in the UAE. So through the comments I’m getting a much closer look at the way Muslims and other non-Hindus in India view Hinduism. I must admit I find it quite shocking. The challenges facing Hindus in the U.S. are very different from those facing Hindus in India. Here in America… Read more

I am so used to thinking of organic as always better. But there are consequences that I haven’t thought through and it distresses me to think that organic might not be better for the poor cows. Read more

My husband made a comment here on the blog a few days ago that really struck a chord with me about the difference between belief and practice in religion. It’s on this post: What Is The Purpose of Life? Michael Rogers • a month ago I’m sad to read all this superstitious material concerning Buddhism, (my dictionary defines superstition as beliefs in concepts that are un supportable) What I have read about Buddhism is that it isn’t a belief system but… Read more

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita Study From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita… 16. “What is action? What is inaction?” Thus, even the wise are confused in this matter. This action I shall explain to you, Having known which, you shall be released from evil. 17. One must know the nature of action,… Read more

I wager that Hindus may have the most festivals or holidays of any religion in the world. There are some big ones that most people have heard of by now. Diwali is the one that I think most westerners can identify. Some with Indian friends may know Holi, Navratri, Ram Navami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Krishna Janmashtami or Pongol. But did you know that there are actually many more Hindu festivals? By Hitesh vip – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link If… Read more

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