Marianne Williamson: Drawing on the self-study principles of “A Course in Miracles,” this guide explains how love can become a potent force in the search for inner peace, healing, and fulfillment.
Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from “Beyond Religion” by His Holiness The Dali Lama. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
When I first came across this concept, in the Bhagavad Gita, about 20 years ago, I was immediately fascinated by it. Not being subjected to birth, old age, disease and death got my attention. It’s safe to say that no one is looking forward to these aspects of life.
When I was young, a teacher came regularly to my home to teach me Quranic Arabic. Almost every kid in my community had a religious teacher or went to a Muslim Sunday school — and frankly, most of my friends couldn’t wait to “age out.”
by Lewis Richmond: A few weeks ago I began a series of posts called “Western Buddhism: The 50 Year Lessons.” In that post I mentioned three lessons: enlightenment is not what we thought, meditation is not good for everything and religious corruption is universal.
If you ve been searching for your true purpose in life, Eckhart Tolle has some straightforward advice: stop struggling.
by John Stanley and David Loy: Even with all these profound scientific theories of the origin of the universe, I am left with serious questions: What existed before the big bang?
The Best of Connecting Point: Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an already eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr.Timothy Leary.
We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art, and religion. Now the world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization.
To receive the experience of Darshan, look at Mother Meera‘s eyes while watching this slide show.