January 2012 Blog Posts (133)

importance month of februvary in india

Dear soul,

Magh month or Magha masam or Magh mahina is the 11th month in traditional Hindu calendar of India. Magh month 2012 starts on 10 January 2012 and ends on February 7 in North Indian Hindi calendar. Magh mahina 2012 begins on 24 January and ends on 21 February as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars. Hindi calendar is followed in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and…

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Added by shree c k p swamiji on January 18, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Meaning Making: An Inter-generational Collaboration

by Honna Eichler

from State of Formation

While interfaith dialogue attempts to increase understanding between groups of people from different traditions, too often the work itself occurs in silos. Barriers exist between people of different ethnic and cultural traditions, generations, socioeconomic classes, gender, and education backgrounds between the most open minded…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on January 18, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Enlightenment – Experience

It varies from person to person and also depends upon time. One persons experience may not suit to the others. In this respect blind and false knowledge place an important role. What we are practicing – construction   of temple, worship and so on few example.

Enlightenment super light for a fraction of second – helps us total change of life style

- Sincere effort of the person to retain that super light much depends upon his fate or effort.

Please share enlightenment…

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Added by N.Shubhakara Jain on January 18, 2012 at 8:12am — 6 Comments

The Shekhinah or The Divine Presence or Divine Feminine in Judaism

A version of the following article was originally posted at Judaism.bellaonline.com.

There exists within many, if not most, religious traditions and spiritual systems some notion or conception of the Divine Feminine, and Judaism is no exception. In the Jewish tradition, the Shekhinah, which derives from the Hebrew root meaning "to dwell or settle," is most commonly used to refer to G-d’s Divine Presence, particularly in the Mishkan or…

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Added by Lauren Tuchman on January 18, 2012 at 4:00am — 18 Comments

Christians and Muslims Unite at Nigeria Protest

By Jon Gambell

From Huffington Post

LAGOS, Nigeria — A human wave of more than 20,000 surrounded the Muslim faithful as they prayed toward Mecca Friday, as anti-government demonstrations over spiraling fuel prices and corruption showed unity among protesters despite growing sectarian tensions in Africa’s most populous nation.

While violence…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on January 17, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Martin Luther King’s Legacy: How MLK Continues To Inspire Religious Leaders Today

from Huffngton Post

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was many things to many people, yet central to his identity was his role as a Christian pastor and religious leader.

Rev. King practiced his faith in a way that was both personal and public, pious and prophetic, and his commitment to pluralism and justice has influenced a generation of religious…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on January 16, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

American Dreamer

The essence of the American Dream can be captured in two words: upward mobility. On more than one occasion, I have written about how for those left behind by the Great Recession, the American Dream has become a dream deferred.

Research recently reported on in the…

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Added by Phillipe Copeland on January 16, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Anand Ashram’s 21th Anniversary Celebration “Be Joyful and Share Your Joy with Others”

On January 14th, 2012, in One Earth One Sky One Humankind Meditation Center, Anand Ashram Foundation (affiliated with the UN) celebrated its 21th anniversary. The theme of the event was “Be Joyful and Share Your Joy with Others”.  People having similar vision and mission as Anand Ashram attended the anniversary among them were Prof. Djohan Effendi (former Secretary of State 2000-2001), Fakri Rahman (Head of Sub-directorate of Region IV, Directorate General of…

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Added by Nugroho Angkasa on January 16, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

Remembrance

A moment of remembrance of God is a moment of eternity. B K Yudhisthir

Added by Brahma Kumar Yudhisthir on January 15, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

ESCHERING A NEW ENLIGHTENMENT

May the dream of peace be realised.

http://wpas.worldpeacefull.com/2011/10/eschering-a-new-enlightenment/

ESCHERING A NEW ENLIGHTENMENT

In the dark of my night,

I dreamed of peace,

I awoke with joy,

As I know dreams can come true,

When you are true to your dreams.

Our World is in crisis,

As many engage in business-as-usual,

Unable to…

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Added by Susan Carew on January 15, 2012 at 6:48am — No Comments

LOVE ABANDONS REASON TO LIVE

http://wpas.worldpeacefull.com/2012/01/love-abandons-reason-to-live/

Love sends this poem to you. You are the reason love lives. You are love and when realisation finds this truth, beauty blooms in your heart. You see the beauty in this world is real. You are indeed that beauty.

This poem was written to you.

 

LOVE ABANDONS REASON TO LIVE

Life is…

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Added by Susan Carew on January 15, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

Statehood, Selfhood, and the Importance of Boundaries

A few years ago I was going through a very hard time. I said to my father, “I just want my dignity back!” My father, a Navy survival instructor, replied, “Jenny, no one can take away your dignity! Even if you are hanging by your toes in a prisoner of war camp, your dignity is still yours! Nobody can take it away!”

This message of unassailable human dignity is expressed in Article 1 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity…

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Added by Jenn Lindsay on January 15, 2012 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Prostitute Saved by Jesus



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Added by FAITH AT WORKS PRODUCTION on January 15, 2012 at 3:25am — No Comments

Stripper is Saved from Addiction by Jesus



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Added by FAITH AT WORKS PRODUCTION on January 15, 2012 at 2:42am — No Comments

Makar Sankranti Customs indians harvest fest

Makar Sankranti Customs

Makar Sankranti is an important Hindu also karnatak jain kings small village heads too celebrate &co-oparative support this festival celebrated with religious fervor in almost all parts of India. The festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of the bountiful harvest season after few months of chilly winter. It falls on January 14, every year, as per the Solar calendar. Both geographic and religious significance are associated with the festival. On the…

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Added by shree c k p swamiji on January 14, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

We are children of one Father

“Guru Nanak says that this Kali Yuga (considered the darkest of Ages) is actually a good time to live, because if you have faith in God, you will quickly become enlightened with inner wisdom. Why? Because in these times there are very few people who are calling to God.“

Baba Virsa Singh

“Today we…

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Added by Chanchal Taneja on January 14, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Meaning and meaning: An Important Difference

[During January, State of Formation entered into a collaboration with The Interfaith Observer to address the subject of meaning making. Eight contributors from various faith and ethical traditions were asked to describe what makes meaning within their practices and/or tradition.]

I agree with the overall gist of Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) in the fact that we all desire, will, and create…

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Added by Kile Jones on January 14, 2012 at 6:23pm — 2 Comments

Meaning Making: The Religion that lets you live and let live.

[During January, State of Formation entered into a collaboration with The Interfaith Observer to address the subject of meaning making. Eight contributors from various faith and ethical traditions were asked to describe what makes meaning within their practices and/or tradition.]

What makes meaning for me within my tradition is that I come from a tradition that focuses on human engineering. Sanatana Dharma, the Universal…

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Added by Sai Santosh Kumar Kolluru on January 14, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Internal Diversity & Intra-Faith Conversations

[During January, State of Formation entered into a collaboration with The Interfaith Observer to address the subject of meaning making. Eight contributors from various faith and ethical traditions were asked to describe what makes meaning within their practices and/or tradition.] This post was originally posted on the Huffington…

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Added by Simran Jeet Singh on January 14, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Meaning Making: The Ocean of My Words

[During January, State of Formation entered into a collaboration with The Interfaith Observer to address the subject of meaning making. Eight contributors from various faith and ethical traditions were asked to describe what makes meaning within their practices and/or tradition.]

In Man's Search for Meaning, Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl wrote:

"There is nothing in the world…that would…

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Added by Phillipe Copeland on January 14, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments

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