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What is a Tulpa?

By | 2018-11-21T19:50:17+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tulpa is a concept in mysticism and the paranormal of a being or object which is created through spiritual or mental powers. It was adopted by 20th-century theosophists from Tibetan sprul-pa which means "emanation" or "manifestation". Modern practitioners use the term to refer to a [...]

Amaterasu – The Goddess of the Sun and the Universe

By | 2018-11-10T17:45:23+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amaterasu, Amaterasu-ōmikami, or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a deity of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun and the universe. The name Amaterasu is derived from Amateru and means "shining in heaven". [...]

The Meaning Behind the Triskelion Symbol

By | 2018-10-31T17:21:19+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A triskelion or triskele is a motif consisting of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. The spiral design can be based on interlocking Archimedean spirals, or represent three bent human legs. A triskelion is a traditional symbol of Sicily, where it is called Trinacria; the [...]

Top 15 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

By | 2018-10-23T03:38:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. Thich Nhat Hanh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English. He is active in the peace movement, promoting nonviolent solutions to conflict. He also refrains from animal product consumption (veganism) as [...]

Garuda: The Legendary Bird Creature

By | 2018-10-16T19:12:48+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. He is variously the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, a dharma-protector and Astasena in Buddhism, and the Yaksha of the Jain Tirthankara Shantinatha. Garuda is described as [...]

What is Religious Experience?

By | 2018-09-12T01:20:27+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A religious experience (sometimes known as a spiritual experience, sacred experience, or mystical experience) is a subjective experience which is interpreted within a religious framework. The concept originated in the 19th century, as a defense against the growing rationalism of Western society. William James popularised [...]

Lord Surya – Hindu God of the Sun

By | 2018-09-04T18:46:36+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Surya is a Sanskrit word that means the Sun. Synonyms of Surya in ancient Indian literature include Aditya, Arka, Bhānu, Savitru, Pushana, Ravi, Mārtanda, Mitra, and Vivasvāna. Also connotes the solar deity in Hinduism, particularly in the Saura tradition found in states such as Rajasthan, [...]

Karma Yoga – The Yoga of Action

By | 2018-08-21T16:33:39+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Karma yoga, also called Karma marga, is one of the several spiritual paths in Hinduism, one based on the "yoga of action". To a karma yogi, right work done well is a form of prayer. It is one of the paths in the spiritual practices [...]

How Some Religions Think About Alien Life?

By | 2018-07-30T11:52:52+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What would your priest, rabbi, or imam say if we discovered alien life? For the religious, knowing that life on Earth is not unique may demand radical new ways of thinking about ourselves: How special and sacred are we? Is Earth a privileged place? Do [...]

The Meaning of True Love According to Buddism

By | 2018-07-08T20:20:12+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered what true love really means? Here’s how Buddhism describes it, and how really falling in love can change your life. Did you ever fall in love with someone? I did. Love and longing can drive anyone to perpetually clinging to an [...]