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The Tenets of Sikhism


The Tenets of Sikhism

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded in northern India when the guru Nanak broke from orthodox Hinduism in the 16th century. Thus, though the religions have commonalities—for example, both believe in a cycle of reincarnation that is impacted by one’s actions—Sikhism rejects certain Hindu beliefs, like caste distinctions and asceticism. Nanak’s doctrine also stipulates that meditation must be inward and devoid of external aids. What are the “Five Thieves” that Sikhs are obliged to conquer? More… Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: OCTAVIO PAZ (1914)


Octavio Paz (1914)

Paz was a Mexican poet, critic, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote with a revealing depth of insight, elegance, and erudition that place him among the generation’s best writers. Influenced by Marxism, surrealism, existentialism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, his poetry uses rich imagery to deal with his most prominent theme: the human ability to overcome existential solitude through love and creativity. Paz was born in Mexico City during what political event?More… Discuss

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ARTICLE: THE LINGAM


The Lingam

The lingam is a Hindu symbol of the god Shiva and of generative power. Fashioned from wood, gems, metal, or stone, lingams are common in family shrines throughout India. Historically, the lingam was a representation of the phallus, and a sexual dimension is apparent today as the yoni—symbol of the female sex organ—often forms the base of the lingam to emphasize the male and female aspects of existence. What did British missionary William Ward say about lingams in his 1815 book? More…

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: MERWAN SHERIAR IRANI, MEHER BABA (1894)


Merwan Sheriar Irani, Meher Baba (1894)

Born into a Zoroastrian family of Persian descent, Meher Baba underwent a spiritual awakening at 19 and in time concluded that he was the avatar—the incarnation of God in human form—of his age. He formulated a belief system that identified the goal of life as realizing the oneness of God, from whom the universe emanates. In an effort to bring others to that realization through love, he worked extensively with the poor and the physically and mentally ill. For how many years did he remain silent? More…Discuss

 

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Hair – Original Broadway Cast Recording [Full Album] 1968



1. Aquarius (4:44)
2. Sodomy (1:29)
3. Donna / Hashish (4:20)
4. Colored Spade (1:31)
5. Manchester (1:57)
6. Abie Baby / Fourscore (2:44)
7. I’m Black / Ain’t Got No (2:23)
8. Air (1:27)
9. I Got Life (2:14)
10. Frank Mills (2:40)
11. Hair (2:42)
12. L.B.J. (1:09)
13. Electric Blue / Old Fashioned Melody (3:50)
14. Hare Krishna (3:16)
15. Where Do I Go? (2:49)
16. Black Boys (1:12)
17. White Boys (2:36)
18. Walking In Space (6:12)
19. Easy To Be Hard (3:39)
20. 3-5-0-0 (3:49)
21. Good Morning Starshine (2:24)
22. What A Piece Of Work Is Man (1:38)
23. Somebody To Love (4:10)
24. Don’t Put It Down (2:23)
25. The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In) (6:04)

 

SADHU


Sadhu

In Hinduism, a sadhu is a wandering holy man dedicated to achieving the fourth and final Hindu goal of life, moksha—liberation from the cycle of death and reincarnation—through meditation and the contemplation of Brahman, the ultimate reality of the universe. They are typically mystics, ascetics, yogis, or itinerant monks who have renounced life in society to focus instead on spirituality. In Sanskrit, sadhu means “good,” “right,” or “holy.” How many sadhus are there in IndiaMore… Discuss

A tale about the daily life of Gajender Gipi Mharai, a naga sadhu, at Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India.

The music of this video is now available in the iTunes Store:http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sadh…
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