Religion

Buddhism Plain and Simple

While there are things that I didn’t like about the book, there were a bunch of good things I liked about the book. The book might have been a simplification of Buddhist teachings, but it didn’t seem simplified enough to me, but the thing is, it probably was. In the end though, the principle of becoming more aware and present which isn’t a principle at all is something that we...

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A Course in Miracles

This past Wednesday, February 25th 2009, I went to the Marianne Williamson lecture titled, “A Course in Miracles.” I went there as a part of the FIU Center for Spirituality and Religious Studies. Now while I’m not a part of the program, I am an FIU student that’s interested in many things, among them, the ideas behind spirituality. So as soon as we started, she had us...

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Ribono Shel Olam

Master of the universe! I am Yours and my dreams are Yours. I have dreamed a dream and I do not know what it is. May it be Your will, Lord my God and God of my fathers, that all my dreams concerning myself and concerning anyone of Israel, shall be for good; whether dreams that I dreamed about others, or whether I dreamed about myself, or whether others dreamed about me. If they are good [dreams],...

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A Jew

All people of the world know who they are – they’re forthright about it. Koreans are Koreans, Norwegians are Norwegians, and Hyphenated-Americans are Hyphenated-Americans. But what are Jews? “Who – or what – am I?” is a question every Jew has asked at least once in his lifetime. And sadly, he has reason to, because instead of definitions, he has doubt. Is being...

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