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How to Become a Buddhist

If and when one wants to convert to Buddhism, there are some simple steps to take. One of the most crucial steps would be understanding Buddhism as a religion, a …

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Feng Shui Birthday

The birthday, and more specifically the birth year, is important to feng shui. Using your year of birth and a simple calculation, it is easy to determine an individual’s favorable …

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In Buddhism who is Bodhidharma

In Buddhism who is Bodhidharma? In the tradition and teachings of Buddhism in East Asia, a very prominent individual is Bodhidharma. Bodhidharma’s life history is very ambiguous, yet his life …

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Atheism

I believe that we are responsible for creating our own destinies. I don’t believe that some outside force has predetermined my life goals. I never attribute anything odd or surprising …

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Life as a Buddhist

“Excessive self-deprivation is just as harmful to the soul as excessive self-indulgence.” This shouldn’t seem shocking or even new to a Buddhist. Gautama-Buddha is said to have found the Middle …

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Zen and Mind

Zen is a Buddhist sect of meditation, mostly practiced in Japan. When it was the first time introduced, then it was known as the most modern way of meditation. Zen …

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Hindu Fundamentals Advaita Vendanta

What is Advaita Vedanta? Upanishads are the ancient fundamentals of the Hindu religion. Advaita is one of many interpretations of these fundamentals. Advaita is the most influential of Hindu Philosophies; …

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Why Atheism

I want to preface this piece by saying that I realize in advance that this essay probably will not change anyone’s views on religion. Convincing someone that their religious beliefs …

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Wicca Advice

What advice can I offer to a new solitary practitioner? Well, the most basic thing to remember is that you should never under any circumstances practice magic just for the …

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Basics of Confucianism

Confucianism is an intellectual, political, and religious tradition, or school of thought, that developed a distinct identity in the 5th-century bc from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. In …

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Loy Krathong Festival Thailand

Loy Krathong (pronounced Loy Kra-tong) is a very good-natured festival held in Thailand, in November every year. Technically, the date is calculated at the 12th moon in the Thai Lunar …

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Islam the Art of Quranic Calligraphy

Quranic, or Islamic, calligraphy is a special form of artistic writing using the Arabic script. Calligraphy took on prominence in Islamic societies because pictures of people and animals can contravene …

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