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The Complex Meaning of Namaste

Namaste Readers! The word ‘Namaste’ has lot of prominence in Hinduism. It is pronounced as Na-Ma-Stay. It is a symbol of modesty and humility. In the Hindu religion, people mutually …

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Agnosticism

Certainty. The word alone has a definitive ring to it. This word perfectly and succinctly sums up the problem with devout believers and atheists alike. Because no one can ever …

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Lighting the Menorah

I was first allowed to accompany my mother in lighting the candles when I was five years old. She gave me a red shmata (headscarf) that looked quite a bit …

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Basic Teachings of Buddhism

Buddhism is fast becoming a popular religion, even among Americans. It is attractive to people who prefer a secular world view, but who also want some spiritual guidance for their …

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Jewish Food an Overview

Like all aspects of Jewish life what is and is not allowed when it comes to food is determined by the Torah and the Talmud. From the beginning, God set …

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Why Christians forgive

Matthew 6:14 says “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Why is forgiveness so important to a Christian? The easy …

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Is Karma Real

Have any of you ever heard of The Ice Man? His name was Richard Kuklinski. He murdered over 200 people. All the while, leading a happy home life with a …

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The Wisdom of Zen

Wisdom is the truth of God being lived rightly from his love. The wisdom of Zen is one way to do this. This wisdom is slowly accumulated from our understanding …

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Gods Omnis

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? …

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What is Halacha

Halakhah (as spelled here: Most people spell it “halacha”) is a Hebrew word meaning “The Way”, and is used to denote the rules by which the Jewish religion is governed. …

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Shekinah Goddess of the Jews

When I think of Judaism, I think of a monotheistic religion, that worships a patriarchal God. But, in the Hebrew Bible in the book of Jeremiah 7: 17-18 God speaks …

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Gods and Goddesses of Ancient India

For those familiar with world theology, Hinduism shares something in common with the Chinese religions and Japanese Shinto. All three are known as polytheistic religious faiths as there are multiple …

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Conservative Judaism Explained

It was not until the Jewish people began to migrate across the pod to American that the various terms for Judaism appeared – Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. Jews in the …

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Goddess Lakshmi

Diwali is a festival, an incarnation of almighty in its various forms. Goddess Laksmi is one of them. She is worshipped, loved and earnestly prayed on the third day of …

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