“Every day is my best day; this is my life. I am not going to have this moment again.” ~ Bernie Siegel
Just a few days ago, one of my neighbors walked by my house while I was working in the yard, and we talked for a few minutes. When she got ready to leave, I wished her a good day and resumed what I was doing; before I could turn away, she smiled and said: “ Oh, please, don’t wish me a good day; I’m glad it’s almost evening and this day is over.”
I asked her if anything… Continue
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on January 27, 2010 at 6:03am —
Added by Sergiy Ledovskykh on January 27, 2010 at 4:00am —
Consider the light.
Is it energy, or particle?
Is it a wave, or a beam, or a diffuse plasma?
It is not solid, liquid, or gas.
It is not mineral, plant, or animal.
We see by it, and it guides us.
Light is illumination and guidance.
That is what light is.
Then consider the heat. Does it give light?
Now consider the Love.
Added by Maynard on January 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think yours is the only path.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Yesterday afternoon I was talking to someone who’s struggling with her conscience about not being able to help a friend in need. After we talked for a while, my friend explained some of the problems her friend is having, and asked what I would do in her… Continue
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on January 26, 2010 at 5:27am —
“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” ~ Tom Krause
“I have not failed,” Thomas Edison once said, “I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” And he did indeed, but once he finally succeeded, he came up with one of the most valuable inventions of our time – incandescent lights.
In all truth, Thomas Edison didn’t invent the light bulb – someone else had patented a similar invention fifty years earlier – but contrary to the first… Continue
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on January 25, 2010 at 8:41am —
Bat Nha: a Koan
– an invitation to look deeply, from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
released Monday 25 January, 2010
Do not just look for what you want to see,
that would be futile.
Do not look for anything,
but allow the insight to have a chance to come by itself.
That insight will help liberate you.
– Nhat Hanh
Added by Reverend Cheen on January 24, 2010 at 6:48pm —
Yasus Afari - untiring cultural ambassador marches on
Published: Sunday | January 24, 2010
Paul H. Williams, Gleaner Writer
Militant. Provocative. Unapologetic. Complex. That's Yasus Afari, well-known Rastafarian performance poet and cultural ambassador. Always the rebel and ever advocating black heritage and his faith, his captivating presentations have left indelible marks in people's mind the world over. And there's no stopping… Continue
Added by Ambassador YASUS AFARI on January 24, 2010 at 3:05pm —
I’d like to share a story which I hope will inspire you as much as it inspired me.It is a story of courage, determination and, most of all, faith. It is the story of a man named Anicet, who came to America to follow a dream.
His family and friends in Africa had helped him gather enough money for the trip and a short stay, but with poor language skills and no references he was having a hard time securing a job. His dream was to become a Christian minister, so he was hoping to find a… Continue
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on January 24, 2010 at 9:09am —
Subject: Take action and help the people of Haiti/ONE organization
"Like millions of people around the world, I've been shocked by the terrible events in Haiti.
Only now is the true scale of the disaster emerging. Reports now suggest as many as 75,000 people may have died, with hundreds of thousands made homeless.
The work ahead to recover from this tragedy is immense. So here's our goal: $1 billion for Haiti. That's how much Haiti owes to the… Continue
Added by kathryn julyan on January 23, 2010 at 3:56pm —
I wanted to repost Mother Maya's statement on the importance of remembering our ancestors, especially when tragedies occur such as the Haiti Earthquake. Sometimes it is hard to bear our ancetral weight (genocides, colonialization,etc.) I am Dutch Amercican and without Vedanta, an ancient path of knowledge of the Self, I would truly get swallowed up by the anguish of my ancestors' undertakings. Yet, as Mother Maya says, "our ancestral lineages are not limited to those with whom we share a… Continue
Added by kathryn julyan on January 23, 2010 at 3:40pm —
The hate and the quake**
By Sir Hilary Beckles
The University of the West Indies is in the process of conceiving how best to deliver a major conference on the theme Rethinking And Rebuilding Haiti. I am very keen to provide an input into this exercise because for too long there has been a popular perception that somehow the Haitian nation-building project, launched on January 1, 1804, has failed on account of mismanagement, ineptitude,… Continue
Added by Ambassador YASUS AFARI on January 23, 2010 at 6:56am —
Port-au-Prince, Haiti : UNITED SIKHS' second volunteer team arrived at Port-au-Prince yesterday and started serving langgar (the Sikh tradition of serving hot meals cooked in a community kitchen) to survivors of the earthquake. Harcharan Singh and Amritpaul Singh, both from Brampton, Canada, arrived earlier this week to join the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. The volunteers purchased food, water and supplies in two 20 feet trucks before heading to the UNITED SIKHS AID camp in Haiti. Despite… Continue
Added by Jasjit Singh Khalsa on January 22, 2010 at 11:34pm —
New arrests over Malaysia church attacks (AFP) – 12 hours ago
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police said Friday they had arrested seven more people over a spate of attacks on churches that have escalated ethnic tensions.
The violence, which saw 11 churches and two Muslim prayer halls targeted, was triggered by a court ruling that overturned a government ban on non-Muslims using the word "Allah" as a translation for… Continue
Added by GPDC on January 22, 2010 at 6:05pm —
I have an exalted opinion of Love. For me it is definitely beyond the physical natural constraints of the familiar elements of earth, air, fire, water, (and ether). For a while I tried to conceive of it as a dimension, but that failed for largely the same general reason of Love's not being constrained within the spacetime laboratory. I next pondered if it could be one of the "fundamental forces (or interactions)" which include gravitation and electromagentism, but those, and the "elementary… Continue
Added by Maynard on January 22, 2010 at 5:31pm —
In the darkest night of your soul…
In the dim desolation of your Gethsemane.
When all of your disciples still sleep.
When your God is deaf to your cry
to remove the cup.
When your final desperate demand
to know “why God has forsaken you”
echoes across an empty Universe –
Then the time of your awakening is at hand.
You are constructing in your individual passion the drama of resurrection.
Ah! But now with a difference.
Added by Rev. Kristen Kloostra on January 22, 2010 at 5:14pm —
Added by Rev. Kristen Kloostra on January 22, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Here are a couple of good organizations that offer in country support for Haiti relief and that give focus to the care of children and education!
Hope for Haiti: http://www.hopeforhaiti.com/index.php
and Build On : http://www.buildon.org/
I invite suggestions from others in regards to supporting Haiti Relief and in developing greater Haiti… Continue
Added by kathryn julyan on January 22, 2010 at 11:28am —
JAINA YOGA, SOAS 18-19 March 2010
From: Peter Flugel (email@example.com)
Sent: 20 January 2010 20:14PM
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Please find attached the final programme of this year's 12th international Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS on Jaina Yoga which is coorganised by SOAS, Lund University, Layola University Los Angeles… Continue
Added by pratibha j mishra on January 22, 2010 at 11:04am —
The articles below came out of Canada, a news post I get every day. It seems these are troublesome ones, I wanted to share with you. It reminds me of the gift of inter-religious gatherings, whether local of the Parliament. This web site will help us keep our heads up and receive ideas from each other around the globe how we bring healing to our communities. I am still burning with the spirit of the parliament, what a gift to have met many of you and now we can talk over the internet until… Continue
Added by ko shin, Bob Hanson on January 22, 2010 at 9:14am —
mental peace 5
when you learn to take a detached
out look on life, you will be reaching the fifth step
for mental peace
we should free our selves from illusion that whichever has a relation ship
with us would become our possession.
donot expectations from worlds or individuvals
without any dealings
do for all
Added by shree c k p swamiji on January 22, 2010 at 7:42am —