• Nepal’s Grand Mela to Lord Vishnu

      Nepal’s Grand Mela to Lord Vishnu

      7/6/2022 10:31:38 AM

      Join us for a month-long celebration of sadhana in Nepalís Kathmandu Valley

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    • Sexual violence in conflict: Overlooked, under-reported and in danger of being “normalized”

      Sexual violence in conflict: Overlooked, under-reported and in danger of being “normalized”

      6/27/2022 8:41:34 AM

      As crises proliferate and conflicts drag on, more women and girls are telling UNFPA that violence against them is becoming “normalized”

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    • Saraswati: The Vedic Goddess of Knowledge and Arts

      Saraswati: The Vedic Goddess of Knowledge and Arts

      6/24/2022 10:31:13 AM

      Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and nature, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants directed to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons.

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    • Pitri-Paksha - Annual Ancestral Worship

      Pitri-Paksha - Annual Ancestral Worship

      6/22/2022 10:40:45 AM

      The annual ancestor-worship or 'Pitri-Paksha' is a period that is observed during the dark half of the Hindu month of 'Ashwin.' This period of 15 days is set aside by the Hindus for the remembrance of their ancestors. 

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    • 6 Surprising Facts About Hindu Culture and Hinduism

      6 Surprising Facts About Hindu Culture and Hinduism

      6/8/2022 9:47:38 AM

      Hinduism is a unique faith, and not really a religion at all--at least not in the same way as other religions. To be precise, Hinduism is a way of life, a dharma. Dharma does not mean religion, but rather it is the law that governs all action. Thus, contrary to popular perception, Hinduism is not a religion in the traditional sense of the term. 

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    • The Living Goddess of Nepal

      The Living Goddess of Nepal

      5/23/2022 10:18:05 AM

      The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is not only the land of many mountain peaks but also many Gods and Goddess, unique among all of them being the living, breathing goddess – Kumari Devi, a deified young girl. 

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    • The Meridian System: Channels of Awareness

      The Meridian System: Channels of Awareness

      5/18/2022 10:33:08 AM

      Like a network of rivers nourishing a landscape, the meridians are the channels through which qi (chi) flows, to nourish and energize the human body. These channels exist within the subtle body. 

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    • Right Livelihood: The Ethics of Earning a Living

      Right Livelihood: The Ethics of Earning a Living

      5/11/2022 10:04:29 AM

      Most of us sustain ourselves by working at a job and earning a paycheck. Your job may be something you love doing, or not. You may see yourself as serving humanity, or not. People may admire you for your profession. 

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    • Letting It Go

      Letting It Go

      5/2/2022 10:21:05 AM

      How much of our lives do we waste stewing about things we can't change? Or fumingworryingregretting, ruminating or sometimes avoiding? How much happier would we be if we could just learn to let go? Does Buddhist practice help us learn to let go?

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    • India’s Educational Heritage

      India’s Educational Heritage

      4/27/2022 9:09:03 AM

      If you aren’t already aware that the modern university originated in India, Sahana Singh’s book Revisiting the Educational Heritage of India will be an eye-opener. She explores this idea and more in great depth with a plethora of evidence, so elegantly composed as to be, as they say, “unputdownable.”

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    • What Is a Latke?

      What Is a Latke?

      4/20/2022 8:35:28 AM

      Latkes are potato pancakes that are perhaps best known as traditional Hanukkah food. Made with potatoes, onion and matzah or breadcrumbs, these crispy treats symbolize the miracle of Hanukkah because they are fried in oil. 

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    • The Hindu Mahalaya Celebration

      The Hindu Mahalaya Celebration

      4/18/2022 8:46:19 AM

      Come autumn and Hindus all over the world get infused with festive fervor. For Bengalis, Mahalaya is the signal to make final preparations for their greatest festival called Durga Puja.

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    • 10 Thanksgiving Ideas for Christian Families

      10 Thanksgiving Ideas for Christian Families

      4/12/2022 8:42:53 AM

      Are you looking for ways to enrich your time together as a family this Thanksgiving holiday? Here are a few simple ideas to express thanks to God as a family in unique and creative ways on Thanksgiving Day.

       

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    • Unusual Temples & Shrines of India

      Unusual Temples & Shrines of India

      3/30/2022 9:31:42 AM

      Every hindu temple is a home of its deities, where they live just like we live in our homes, following a set routine through the day and celebrating special occasions around the year.

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    • Religious Fasting in Hinduism

      Religious Fasting in Hinduism

      2/28/2022 9:55:24 AM

      Fasting in Hinduism indicates the denial of the physical needs of the body for the sake of spiritual gains. According to the scriptures, fasting helps create an attunement with the Absolute by establishing a harmonious relationship between the body and the soul. This is thought to be imperative for the well-being of a human being as it nourishes both his/her physical and spiritual demands.

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    • Hindu Wedding Rituals 13 Steps of a Vedic Marriage Ceremony

      Hindu Wedding Rituals 13 Steps of a Vedic Marriage Ceremony

      2/21/2022 10:13:10 AM

      Hindu wedding rituals may vary in detail depending on which part of India the bride and the groom come from. Notwithstanding regional variations and diversity of languages, culture, and customs, the basic tenets of a Hindu marriage are common throughout the Indian subcontinent. 

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    • Tutorial on How to Wrap a Sari

      Tutorial on How to Wrap a Sari

      2/16/2022 10:45:15 AM

      sari (sometimes called a saree) is a traditional garme

       

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    • <div class=noidunghover><p class=tieudehover>Hinduism`s 4 Yugas, or Ages</p></div>");' onmouseout="hidetip();">Hinduism's 4 Yugas, or Ages

      2/14/2022 11:04:20 AM

      According to Hindu scriptures and mythology, the current universe is destined to pass through four great epochs, each of which is a complete cycle of cosmic creation and destruction. Hindu mythology deals with numbers large enough to be nearly impossible to imagine.

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    • Pitri-Paksha - Annual Ancestral Worship

      Pitri-Paksha - Annual Ancestral Worship

      1/26/2022 10:26:24 AM

      The annual ancestor-worship or 'Pitri-Paksha' is a period that is observed during the dark half of the Hindu month of 'Ashwin.' This period of 15 days is set aside by the Hindus for the remembrance of their ancestors.

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    • The Hindu Onam Legend

      The Hindu Onam Legend

      1/17/2022 11:13:34 AM

      Onam is a traditional Hindu harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala and other places where the Malayalam language is spoken. It is celebrated with numerous festivities, such as boat races, tiger dances, and flower arranging.

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    • The Meaning of Sikhism Term ``Paath``

      The Meaning of Sikhism Term "Paath"

      1/12/2022 9:32:26 AM

      "Paath" sounds like pot with the tongue curled back to touch the roof of the mouth while aspirating the th.

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    • Romantic Love and Marriage in the Buddhist Tradition

      Romantic Love and Marriage in the Buddhist Tradition

      1/10/2022 10:53:26 AM

      Many religions have a lot to say about love and marriage. Christianity even speaks of "holy matrimony," and Catholicism regards marriage as a sacrament. What does Buddhism say about love and marriage?

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    • Amrit, the Sikh Baptism Ceremony

      Amrit, the Sikh Baptism Ceremony

      1/7/2022 10:46:46 AM

      Amrit, the Sikh ceremony of rebirth takes place in a clean and secluded location at any chosen time. To begin the Khalsa initiation ceremony, a Sikh attendant carries the Guru Granth to a low draped platform.

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    • Hindu parents should teach their children to be both knowledgeable and proud of their religion

      Hindu parents should teach their children to be both knowledgeable and proud of their religion

      1/3/2022 10:31:33 AM

      I was fortunate to be born in an Indian Hindu family that is proud of its culture and religion. 

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    • Why and When Do Muslim Girls Wear the Hijab?

      Why and When Do Muslim Girls Wear the Hijab?

      12/31/2021 10:13:45 AM

      The hijab is a veil worn by some Muslim women in Muslim countries where the main religion is Islam, but also in the Muslim diaspora, countries where Muslim people are minority populations. Wearing or not wearing a hijab is part religion, part culture, part political statement, even part fashion, and most of the time it is a personal choice made by a woman based on the intersection of all four.

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    • The Red Thread of Judaism

      The Red Thread of Judaism

      12/29/2021 10:24:26 AM

      If you’ve ever been to Israel or spotted a Kabbalah-loving celebrity, chances are you’ve seen the ever-popular red thread or kabbalah bracelet. Dangling from a stroller or tied around the wrist, adorned with charms or simply plain, the red string has many origin points and mysterious meanings. 

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    • Ancestor Worship in Pagan Cultures

      Ancestor Worship in Pagan Cultures

      8/9/2021 9:49:57 AM

      The concept of ancestor worship is not a new one for many Pagans today. Ancient cultures often venerated those who came before them, and even now, in our contemporary society, it’s not uncommon at all to find celebrations that honor the ancestors in a variety of different ways.

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    • Jewish Handwashing Rituals

      Jewish Handwashing Rituals

      7/9/2021 10:24:55 AM

      In Jewish custom, handwashing is more than good hygienic practice. Required before eating a meal at which bread is served, handwashing is a mainstay in the religious Jewish world beyond the dining room table. 

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    • Holy Cows: Hinduism`s Blessed Bovines

      Holy Cows: Hinduism's Blessed Bovines

      6/25/2021 10:28:50 PM

      As the sheep is to Christianity, the cow is to Hinduism. Lord Krishna was a cowherd, and the bull is depicted as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Today the cow has almost become a symbol of Hinduism.

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    • The Importance of the ``Hadith`` for Muslims

      The Importance of the "Hadith" for Muslims

      6/19/2021 8:08:24 AM

      The term hadith (pronounced ha-DEETH) refers to any of the various collected accountings of the words, actions, and habits of the Prophet Mohammad during his lifetime. In the Arabic language, the term means "report," "account" or "narrative;" the plural is ahadith.

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    • Luminary’s Giant Tribute Unveiled

      Luminary’s Giant Tribute Unveiled

      7/4/2022 10:22:43 AM

      The 216-foot-tall Statue of Equality near Hyderabad honors bhakti Saint Ramanujacharya to mark celebrations of his 1,000th birth anniversary.

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    • The Life of the Hindu Saint and Poet Sant Surdas

      The Life of the Hindu Saint and Poet Sant Surdas

      3/28/2022 9:36:22 AM

      Surdas, the 15th-century sightless saint, poet, and musician, is known for his devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna. 

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    • Houses of Worship: Bahá’í temples become focal points of commemorations

      Houses of Worship: Bahá’í temples become focal points of commemorations

      1/14/2022 9:58:42 AM

      APIA, Samoa — Just after midnight on Saturday in Samoa, the Bahá’í House of Worship in Apia became the first site among the Bahá’í temples in the world where the centenary was commemorated.

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    • Gita Jayanti: Celebrating the Birth of the Bhagavad Gita

      Gita Jayanti: Celebrating the Birth of the Bhagavad Gita

      5/12/2021 9:52:03 AM

      The Bhagavad Gita is considered the most important and influential Hindu scripture for its philosophical, practical, political, psychological, and spiritual value. Bhagavad Gita Jayanti, or simply Gita Jayanti, marks the birth of this holy book. According to the traditional Hindu calendar,

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    • Midnight Excursion

      Midnight Excursion

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      One of them used to arise at night, climb over the temple wall, and go to town on a pleasure jaunt. Sengai, inspecting the dormitory quarters, found this pupil missing one night and also discovered the high stool ...

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    • The Taste of Banzo`s Sword

      The Taste of Banzo's Sword

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      ‘I cannot wait that long,' explained Matajuro. 'I am willing to pass through any hardship if only you will teach me. If I become your devoted servant, how long might it be?' 'Oh, maybe ten years,' Banzo relented.'My father is getting old, and soon I must take care of him,' ...

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    • Being Gifted

      Being Gifted

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A man who was with him said: “Did they steal anything of value?” Picasso answered: “No.” The man asked: “Then why are you so distressed?”. “It pains me that they didn’t ...

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    • True Friends

      True Friends

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A long time ago in China there were two friends, one who played the harp skillfully and one who listened skillfully. When the one played or sang about a mountain, the other would say: 'I can see ...

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    • No work, no food

      No work, no food

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Hyakujo, the Chinese Zen master, used to labor with his pupils even at the age of eighty, trimming the gardens, cleaning the grounds, and pruning the trees. The pupils felt sorry to ...

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    • Killing

      Killing

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      ‘Those who speak against killing and who desire to spare the live of all conscious beings are right. It is good to protect even animals and insects. But what ...

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    • I Am the New Year

      I Am the New Year

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.

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    • Accurate Proportion

      Accurate Proportion

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Sen no Rikyu, a tea-master, wished to hang a flower basket on a column. He asked a carpenter to help him, directing the man to place ...

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    • Sleeping in the daytime

      Sleeping in the daytime

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      One summer day the air had been so sultry that Little Soyen stretched his legs and went to sleep while his teacher was away. Three hours passed when, suddenly waking he heard his master enter....

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    • Three Last Wishes of Great Alexander

      Three Last Wishes of Great Alexander

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Alexander told his officers: "I will soon leave this world. I have three final wishes. You need to carry out what I tell you." His generals, in tears, agreed.

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    • The Story of the Butterfly

      The Story of the Butterfly

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.

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    • Dragons in Buddhism Great Serpents of Buddhist Art and Literature

      Dragons in Buddhism Great Serpents of Buddhist Art and Literature

      4/4/2022 9:48:34 AM

      Buddhism came to China from India almost two millennia ago. As Buddhism spread in China, it adapted to Chinese culture. Monks stopped wearing the traditional saffron robes and adopted Chinese-style robes, for example. And in China, Buddhism met dragons.

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    • Mirabai (Mira Bai), Bhakti Saint and Poet

      Mirabai (Mira Bai), Bhakti Saint and Poet

      3/21/2022 9:19:02 PM

      Mirabai, a 16th century Indian royal, is known more through legend than verifiable historic fact. The following biography is an attempt to report those facts of Mirabai's life which are commonly accepted.

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    • Proclamation of Victory (Binh Ngo Dai Cao)

      Proclamation of Victory (Binh Ngo Dai Cao)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      So filthy were their acts that the water of the Eastern Sea was not enough, to wash off the smell. Bamboo of the Southern Mountain did not suffice to count their crimes. Men and God felt indignant toward them! Nobody from heaven or on earth would forgive them...

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    • Rock Me to Sleep

      Rock Me to Sleep

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, Make me a child again just for tonight! Mother, come back from the echoless shore, Take me again to your heart as of yore; Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care, ...

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    • Do not go into the garden, Jesus

      Do not go into the garden, Jesus

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Do not go into the garden, Oh! Jesus, do not go into the garden before dawn! But if I do not go into the garden in the dead of night, who will lead you to the sunrise of Paradise?

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    • Tomorrow I`m going

      Tomorrow I'm going

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Tomorrow I'm going... It's no big a deal, It happens all the time, like fallen leaves in the park, Like flowers driven by winds onto the sidewalk...

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    • La Barque de ma vie - Tagore

      La Barque de ma vie - Tagore

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Je meurs dans la plénitude, A répondu ma vie. La terre m’a dit : mes lumières baisent tes pensées à ton heure.

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    • Spring!

      Spring!

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Spring! How wonderful is the Spring! How majestic is the Spring! How fantastic is the

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    • We are the guardians of His Beauty

      We are the guardians of His Beauty

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      We are the guardians of His Beauty, We are the protectors, Of the Sun. There is only one reason. We have followed God into this world: To encourage laughter...

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    • Another fresh new year

      Another fresh new year

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      nother year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear,...

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    • Taste of Life

      Taste of Life

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      As told the story of making tea, Me think of some reflexes, Making tea sees sober reflections...

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    • A God becomes Child to save the children,

      A God becomes Child to save the children,

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A God becomes Child to save the children, Shepherds chant with the tongue of Angels, Salvation is described in a Mystery, Heaven and Earth mingle into one Soul this night....

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    • All the Hemispheres - Hafiz Poem

      All the Hemispheres - Hafiz Poem

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      All the hemispheres in heaven. Are sitting around a fire. Chatting. While stitching themselves ...

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    • If - Rumi poerry

      If - Rumi poerry

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      IF YOU CAN DISENTANGLE, yourself from your selfish self, all heavenly spirits, will stand ready to serve you ...

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    • The Guest House

      The Guest House

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an nexpected visitor....

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    • To scatter flowers! (St. Teresa)

      To scatter flowers! (St. Teresa)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      To scatter flowers! — that means, to speak of Thee, —­ My only pleasure here, where tears fill all the hours;

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    • Poet Ken Sehested: Hope & Healing

      Poet Ken Sehested: Hope & Healing

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Behold, the Beloved summons heaven and earth to witness our resolve: blessings and life in the face of curses and death. Choose life, and rejoice evermore.

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    • Moving river

      Moving river

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When actions come from another section, the feeling disappears. Don't let others lead you. They may be blind or, worse, vultures...

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    • Crucified with Christ my Savior

      Crucified with Christ my Savior

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Tis not hard to die with Christ, When His risen life we know; ’Tis not hard to share His suff’rings

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    • The Window of My Soul

      The Window of My Soul

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      During prayer I am accustomed to turn to God like this and recall the meaning of the words of the Tradition, “the delight felt in the ritual prayer.”* The window of my soul opens, and

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    • Don`t go to sleep this night

      Don't go to sleep this night

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      ...the night is generous, it can give you a gift of the full moon. it can bless your soul with endless treasure. every night when you feel the world is unjust never ending grace...

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    • Happy Gift

      Happy Gift

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      There was strange star. It was very bright It showed the kings how to find “One Baby, who would be Christ!”

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    • Teacher`s Prayer

      Teacher's Prayer

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Lord, Please help me, To strengthen their voices, bodies and minds,

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    • The Best Poem of 2008

      The Best Poem of 2008

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem of 2008, written by an African Kid ...When I grow up, I black, When I go in sun, I black

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    • Serais - Tu tard, ce soir? Sampam de Lune (2)

      Serais - Tu tard, ce soir? Sampam de Lune (2)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Particulièrement pour l’Eglise vietnamienne, il y avait avant l’âge de Han Mac Tu tant d’hommes qui se servaient de la poésie afin d’apporter aux populations indigènes les Paroles de Dieu, de propager la Foi- Aujourd’hui le langage contemporain se dit “des engagements aux cultures multi-nationales”.

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    • My Song for Today - St. Therese of the Child Jesus

      My Song for Today - St. Therese of the Child Jesus

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      O Divine Pilot! whose hand guides me. I’m soon to see you on the eternal shore. Guide my little boat over the stormy waves in peace. Just for today.

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    • TO LIVE OF LOVE - St. Therese of Liseux

      TO LIVE OF LOVE - St. Therese of Liseux

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The eve His life of love drew near its end, Thus Jesus spoke: "Whoever loveth Me, And keeps My word as Mine own faithful friend,...

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    • Here Is Vy Da Hamlet by Han Mac Tu

      Here Is Vy Da Hamlet by Han Mac Tu

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Why aren't you back to Vy Hamlet, To watch the sun rising over the areca trees? Whose garden is so lush in jade-like green And bamboo leaves cover whose firm square face?

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    • Poems for fathers

      Poems for fathers

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      When I think about my father, and the years we've had to share I'm thankful just to know that his love is always there.

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    • All human beings are limbs of each other ...

      All human beings are limbs of each other ...

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      All human beings are limbs of each other, having been created of one essence.

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