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Sophia: A Central Idea in Philosophy, Religion and Theology

By |2020-08-02T21:49:35+03:00August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sophia  is a central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism, and Christian theology. Sophia originally carrying a meaning of "cleverness, skill", the later meaning of the term, close to the meaning of Phronesis ("wisdom, intelligence"), was significantly shaped by the term philosophy ("love [...]

Tripundra: A Reminder of the Spiritual Aims of Life

By |2020-07-31T03:15:59+03:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Tripundra is a Śaivite tilaka, and a body art with origins in South India. It consists of three horizontal lines on the forehead, usually with a dot made from sacred ash, and has spiritual meaning in Shiva tradition within Hinduism. A Vishnu tradition related mark [...]

Neidan: A Part of the Chinese Alchemical Meditative Tradition

By |2020-07-19T04:03:59+03:00July 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Neidan, or internal alchemy, is an array of esoteric doctrines and physical, mental, and spiritual practices that Taoist initiates use to prolong life and create an immortal spiritual body that would survive after death . Neidan also known as Jindan ("golden elixir"), inner alchemy combines [...]

Vajra: A Ritual Object in Hinduism and Buddhism

By |2020-06-28T16:21:16+03:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A vajra is a weapon used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The vajra is essentially a type of club with a ribbed spherical head. The ribs may meet in a ball-shaped top, [...]

Yeshe Tsogyal: The Mother of Tibetan Buddhism

By |2020-06-27T01:29:01+03:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Yeshe Tsogyal attained enlightenment in her lifetime and is considered the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism. Yeshe Tsogyal is the highest female in the NyingmaVajrayana lineage. Some sources say she was a wife of Trisong Detsen, Emperor of Tibet when she began studying Buddhism with Padmasambhava, [...]

The Sermon on the Mount

By |2020-06-23T02:35:03+03:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus Christ, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew. The Sermon on the Mount is the first of the Five Discourses of Matthew and takes place relatively early [...]

Top 17 Leo Tolstoy Quotes

By |2020-06-28T05:44:51+03:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Leo Tolstoy received multiple nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and [...]

Kamadhenu – The Mother of all Cows in Hinduism

By |2020-06-12T11:57:29+03:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kamadhenu, also known as Surabhi, is a divine bovine-goddess described in Hinduism as Gou Mata, the mother of all cows. Kamadhenu is a miraculous "cow of plenty" who provides her owner whatever he desires and is often portrayed as the mother of other cattle. In [...]

Top 14 Alice Bailey Quotes

By |2020-06-26T01:51:51+03:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Alice Bailey was a writer of more than twenty-four books on theosophical subjects and was one of the first writers to use the term New Age. Alice Bailey was born as Alice La Trobe-Bateman, in Manchester, England. She moved to the United States in 1907, [...]

Mana – The Life Force Energy in Melanesian and Polynesian Culture

By |2020-05-18T23:02:56+03:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mana is the spiritual life force energy or healing power that permeates the universe, in the culture of the Melanesians and Polynesians. Anyone or thing can have Mana. It is cultivation or possession of energy and power, rather than being a source of power. It [...]