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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 [...]

The Function of the Buddhist Meditation Bell

By | 2018-06-21T11:12:11+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Since ancient times, Buddhist monks and nuns have used bells as part of their daily meditation practices. Among other things, bells are considered a meditation enhancer, as they help practitioners keep their attention focused on the present moment. The sound of the meditation bell is [...]

Who Was The Laughing Buddha?

By | 2018-04-28T00:20:06+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Just as the candle won’t be shortened, one’s happiness never decreases by being shared.” —Gautama Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, the hedonist who turned to extreme asceticism [...]

Swastika: A Pure Spiritual Symbol

By | 2018-04-15T12:13:45+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Navaho Singer, tracing a rainbow serpent, describes the shores of the heavenly 'whirling lake.' Upon the surface of this lake with no outlet and no bottom, he outlines with colored sand the cross of the 'whirling logs.' He carefully fashions the eight Yei figures [...]

The Shambhala Warriors Legend

By | 2018-03-24T00:24:36+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It says that this is a time when two great powers, one in the West and one in the East, are set on destruction and, though they have much in common, are focused only on the accumulation of weapons of unimaginable horror, intent on crushing [...]