• Hanoi: authorities crack down on the spread of the `Church of Jesus`

      Hanoi: authorities crack down on the spread of the 'Church of Jesus'

      9/14/2022 9:56:19 AM

      According to local police, the group is "evil" and is operating in several locations without consent. 

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    • Pagans, Death and the Afterlife

      Pagans, Death and the Afterlife

      8/15/2022 10:49:57 AM

      For many modern Pagans, there is a somewhat different philosophy on death and dying than what is seen in the non-Pagan community. 

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    • What`s the Difference Between Religion and Spirituality?

      What's the Difference Between Religion and Spirituality?

      7/22/2022 10:46:44 AM

      One popular idea is that there exists a distinction between two different modes of relating with the divine or the sacred: religion and spirituality.

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    • 11 Egyptian Gods and Goddesse

      11 Egyptian Gods and Goddesse

      7/20/2022 10:28:03 AM

      The curation of this content is at the discretion of the author, and not necessarily reflective of the views of Encyclopaedia Britannica or its editorial staff. 

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    • Who Are Jesus People USA (JPUSA)?

      Who Are Jesus People USA (JPUSA)?

      6/8/2022 9:23:23 AM

      Jesus People USA, a Christian community founded in 1972, is an Evangelical Covenant church on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. About 500 people live together at one address, pooling their resources in an attempt to imitate the first-century church described in the book of Acts.

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    • The 8 Most Important Voodoo Gods

      The 8 Most Important Voodoo Gods

      5/9/2022 9:40:59 AM

      The loa, or major divine beings of Voodoo, or Vodun, are spirits who serve as intermediaries between man and Bondye, the supreme Voodoo god. The loa, or lwa, appear in different families, including the Ghede, Petro, and Radha. 

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    • Sami People: Religion, Beliefs, and Deities

      Sami People: Religion, Beliefs, and Deities

      4/4/2022 10:16:10 AM

      The Sámi people of Norway, Sweden, and Finland have a rich spiritual history that reflects their culture and traditional ways of life. From reindeer herding to animism, the Sámi have found ways to maintain their ancient culture and religious beliefs despite the ever-changing world around them.

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    • Is Astrology a Pseudoscience?

      Is Astrology a Pseudoscience?

      3/28/2022 11:13:35 AM

      If astrology is not really a science, then is it possible to classify it as a form of pseudoscience? Most skeptics will readily agree with that classification, but only by examining astrology in light of some basic characteristics of science can we decide if such a judgment is warranted. 

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    • Basic Concepts of Wicca

      Basic Concepts of Wicca

      1/12/2022 9:52:33 AM

      There's an old saying that if you ask any ten Wiccans about their spiritual beliefs, you'll get at least fifteen different answers. That's not far from the truth, because with hundreds of thousands of Americans practicing Wicca today (and the actual numbers remain unclear), there are thousands of different Wiccan groups in existence. 

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    • How Many Religions Are There in the World?

      How Many Religions Are There in the World?

      8/9/2021 10:33:12 AM

      Pinpointing precisely how many religions there are in the world today is next to impossible, although some estimate the number exceeds four thousand. The vast majority of those faiths are contained within a handful of major religious groups.

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    • The Story of Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

      The Story of Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

      6/2/2021 8:27:34 AM

      Pele is the goddess of fire, lighting, and volcanoes in Hawaiian indigenous religion. She is sometimes called Madame Pele, Tutu (Grandmother) Pele, or Ka wahine ʻai honua, the earth-eating woman. According to Hawaiian legend, Pele is the creator of the Hawaiian Islands.

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    • The Basics of Zoroastrianism

      The Basics of Zoroastrianism

      5/5/2021 10:03:10 AM

      Zoroastrianism is arguably the world’s oldest monotheistic religion. It centers on the words of the prophet Zarathushtra, called Zoroaster by the ancient Greeks, and focuses worship upon Ahura Mazda, the Lord of Wisdom.

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    • Is Scientology a Cult?

      Is Scientology a Cult?

      4/23/2021 10:56:59 AM

      Scientology was created in 1952 by the charismatic leader and science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. It has been designated a religion by the United States and the UK governments for tax purposes. But it has also been called an "anti-constitutional sect" in Germany and a "dangerous cult" in France and in many parts of the United States. 

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    • PCID to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Sikhi Sewa Society

      PCID to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Sikhi Sewa Society

      8/8/2022 9:41:24 AM

      On April 2, 2022, the Sikhi Sewa Society in Italy (founded in 2011), an initiative mostly of Sikh youths with the objective of community-building and assisting and accompanying Sikhs with integration into Italy, will commemorate the tenth anniversary of its foundation.

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    • Sikh Holidays and Festivals

      Sikh Holidays and Festivals

      7/11/2022 11:26:50 AM

      Sikh holidays are commemorative occasions celebrated with worship and festivities such as parades. The Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism’s scripture, is carried through the streets on a palanquin or float in a musical procession known as nagar kirtan, which involves devotional singing. 

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    • All About the Sikh Family

      All About the Sikh Family

      6/24/2022 9:58:42 AM

      Many Sikhs live in extended families. Learn about the role and significance of each family member in Sikhism, as well as customs like baby naming ceremonies.

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    • PCID to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Sikhi Sewa Society

      PCID to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Sikhi Sewa Society

      4/25/2022 10:50:04 AM

      On April 2, 2022, the Sikhi Sewa Society in Italy (founded in 2011), an initiative mostly of Sikh youths with the objective of community-building and assisting and accompanying Sikhs with integration into Italy, will commemorate the tenth anniversary of its foundation.

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    • The Four Laava: the Sikh Wedding Hymns

      The Four Laava: the Sikh Wedding Hymns

      4/6/2022 10:27:21 AM

      The four hymns of Laav are performed during the four nuptial rounds of the Sikh wedding ceremony. Each Laav describes a different spiritual stage of married life, ending with the soul-bride and divine groom realizing their ultimate destiny as one soul.

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    • Sikhism Gurus and Historical Figures

      Sikhism Gurus and Historical Figures

      3/21/2022 9:02:36 PM

      A succession of ten gurus developed and established the tenets of Sikhism. The famous people and important leaders of Sikh history include influential women, fearless warriors, and countless brave and heroic martyrs who stood fast for their faith when confronted with infamous tyrannical villains.

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    • Nishan Sahib Defined: Sikh Flag

      Nishan Sahib Defined: Sikh Flag

      2/7/2022 11:18:53 AM

      Nishan is a word with Arabic roots. In Sikhism, Nishan means flag, insignia, or banner. Sahib is a term of respect meaning Master, or Lord. In Sikhism, the flag is addressed as Nishan Sahib to show respect for the exalted insignia.

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    • Sikh Prayers, Sacred Scriptures, and Texts

      Sikh Prayers, Sacred Scriptures, and Texts

      12/31/2021 9:20:01 AM

      Discover Sikhism's many forms of prayer and worship, including daily prayers, meditation, and scriptures. Plus, information on Guru Granth, how Sikhs care for their holy scripture, and how to read a hukam, the divine command of the Guru.

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    • Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?

      Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?

      7/9/2021 10:31:47 AM

      The word bible is derived from the Greek word biblia meaning books. The term which originates from Byblos an ancient Phoenician city which traded in papyrus used in producing a paper like substance for writing upon. Scriptures and scrolls were among the earliest of hand written books. 

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    • Mukti Defined: Emancipation and Attainment of Salvation

      Mukti Defined: Emancipation and Attainment of Salvation

      4/28/2021 10:16:33 AM

      Mukti is a derivative of the root word Mukt which can mean absolution, deliverance, emaciation, freedom, liberation, pardon, release, or salvation. In Sikhism, mukti generally refers to liberation from the bondage of five influences of ego. 

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    • 10 Ways That Sikhism Differs From Hinduism A Comparison of Beliefs, Faith, and Practices

      10 Ways That Sikhism Differs From Hinduism A Comparison of Beliefs, Faith, and Practices

      4/19/2021 10:48:51 AM

      Sikhs are not Hindus. Sikhism rejects many aspects of Hinduism. Sikhism is a distinct religion with a unique scripture, principles, code of conduct, guidelines, initiation ceremony, and appearance developed over three centuries by ten gurus, or spiritual masters.

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    • Japanese Gods and Goddesses The Main Mythological Tales of Traditional Shinto Religion

      Japanese Gods and Goddesses The Main Mythological Tales of Traditional Shinto Religion

      2/21/2022 10:01:27 AM

      Japanese gods and goddesses are mostly those of the traditional religion of Japan, known as Shinto ("The Way of the Gods"), or kami-no-michi.

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    • Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?

      Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?

      4/14/2021 11:10:56 AM

      Sikhism does not have a concept of the devil, or Satan as does Christianity, Islam, or Judaism. Sikhs believe that demons or devils are entities, or spirits which are driven solely by ego.

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    • Yoruba Religion: History and Beliefs

      Yoruba Religion: History and Beliefs

      3/31/2021 9:43:37 AM

      The Yorùbá people, who inhabit a significant part of Western Africa, including Nigeria, have been practicing their unique set of religious customs for centuries. Yoruba religion is a blend of indigenous beliefs, myths and legends, proverbs, and songs, all influenced by the cultural and social contexts of the western portion of Africa.

       

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    • Engimono: Definition, Origins, Significance

      Engimono: Definition, Origins, Significance

      3/15/2021 10:52:40 AM

      Engimono are traditional Japanese lucky charms, often decorated with bright colors and designs, that signify different kinds of luck (e.g. marriage and love, fertility, success). The practice of keeping engimono comes from Japanese folklore, though it also has strong roots in both Buddhist and Shinto culture and religious history. 

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    • Glossary of Shinto: Definitions, Beliefs, and Practices

      Glossary of Shinto: Definitions, Beliefs, and Practices

      3/8/2021 9:51:12 AM

      Since Shinto has no founder or central creationist figure, but rather is an ancient set of beliefs that was formally incorporated into Japanese society with the influx of Confucianism and Buddhism, understanding the complex web of tradition, ritual, prayer, kami, and jinja can be daunting. This glossary provides you with a general overview of Shinto definitions, key terms, names, and figures that repeatedly appear across the study of Shinto.

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    • Understanding Kami, the Shinto Spirits or Gods

      Understanding Kami, the Shinto Spirits or Gods

      3/1/2021 9:47:29 AM

      The spirits or gods of Shinto are known as kami. Yet, calling these entities 'gods' is not quite correct because kami actually includes a wide expanse of supernatural beings or forces. Kami takes on many meanings depending on the context and it doesn't just refer to the Western concept of God or gods, either. 

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    • Japanese Mythology: Izanami and Izanagi

      Japanese Mythology: Izanami and Izanagi

      2/24/2021 9:51:28 AM

      Every Japanese emperor and empress in the long line of familial succession can trace their ancestry and divine right to rule directly to the deities that, according to Japanese mythology, formed the islands of Japan from the murky darkness of the earth below the heavens.

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    • Shinto Worship: Traditions and Practices

      Shinto Worship: Traditions and Practices

      2/1/2021 11:14:29 AM

      Shinto (meaning the way of the gods) is the oldest indigenous system of belief in Japanese history. Its beliefs and rituals are practiced by more than 112 million people.

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    • Bai Hui Acupressure Point

      Bai Hui Acupressure Point

      8/3/2022 11:36:26 AM

      At the summit of our bodily mountain, the north pole of our bodily planet lies Bai Hui -- “Hundred Convergences” (or "Meetings") -- the 20th point on the Governing Vessel (aka Du Mai). Alternate names for Bai Hui -- which is located on the midline of the head, in line with the apex of the ears, i.e. pretty much right at the crown -- include Dian Shang (“Mountain Top”) and Tian Man (“Celestial Fullness”).

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    • Introduction to the Ren Meridian Conception Vessel

      Introduction to the Ren Meridian Conception Vessel

      6/27/2022 9:18:29 AM

      he Ren Mai or Ren Meridian -- also known as the Conception Vessel -- is a channel of life-force energy (Qi) within the subtle body, that is used in qigong and acupuncture practice.

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    • The Mid-Autumn Festival - Zhongqiu Jie

      The Mid-Autumn Festival - Zhongqiu Jie

      6/6/2022 9:40:10 AM

      The Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiu Jie) is a traditional Chinese holiday and Taoist festival that is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, around the time of the autumn equinox. 

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    • The theme of the Colloquium was “Christian and Taoist Ethics in Dialogue.”

      The theme of the Colloquium was “Christian and Taoist Ethics in Dialogue.”

      4/25/2022 10:15:12 AM

      The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, and the Taoist Federation of Singapore (TFS) jointly organized the Second Christian-Taoist Colloquium.

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    • The Meaning of Wuji (Wu Chi), the Un-manifest Aspect of the Tao

      The Meaning of Wuji (Wu Chi), the Un-manifest Aspect of the Tao

      4/12/2022 9:02:47 AM

      The Chinese word Wuji (pinyin) or Wu Chi (Wade-Giles) refers to the unmanifest aspect of Tao: Tao-in-stillness, in other words. Wuji is the undifferentiated timelessness which, in the Taijitu Shuo (a traditional Taoist diagram) is represented by an empty circle. 

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    • Acupressure of Hui Yin Point

      Acupressure of Hui Yin Point

      2/16/2022 10:26:23 AM

      At the very root of the torso, at the center of the pelvic floor, a half-inch in front of the anus, lies Hui Yin, the first point on the Ren Mai (aka Conception Vessel). The English translation of Hui Yin is “Meeting Of Yin” or “Convergence Of Yin.” The point is also occasionally rendered as “Seabed.”

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    • The Shamanic Origins of Taoism. The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

      The Shamanic Origins of Taoism. The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

      1/26/2022 10:38:39 AM

      The beginnings of recorded historical China lie some 5,000 years ago when a tribal people settled along the banks of the Yellow River -- its source high on the Tibetan plateau, its mouth at the Yellow Sea.

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    • Tao Te Ching - Verse 42

      Tao Te Ching - Verse 42

      1/14/2022 10:57:15 AM

      Tao gives birth to One, One gives birth to Two, The Two gives birth to Three, The Three gives birth to all universal things.

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    • Taoist Immortal Lu Dongbin (Lu Tung Pin): An Introduction

      Taoist Immortal Lu Dongbin (Lu Tung Pin): An Introduction

      5/12/2021 11:01:35 AM

      The most well-known of the Eight Immortals—and sometimes portrayed as their leader - is Lu Dongbin (also spelled Lu Tung-Pin), who is considered, in various contexts, as the patron of jugglers, magicians, barbers, and neidan: a true Renaissance man! What we know of his historical life was that he was a Tang dynasty scholar and poet.

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    • An Insider`s Look at Taoist Cosmology

      An Insider's Look at Taoist Cosmology

      5/10/2021 9:25:59 AM

      Every spiritual tradition has a defined (or implied) cosmology: a story about the origin of the universe--about how the world as we perceive it comes into existence. 

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    • The Eight Immortals Of Taoism

      The Eight Immortals Of Taoism

      4/12/2021 10:52:16 AM

      For devout believers, a central tenet of the ancient Chinese practice of Taoism is the belief that adhering to certain beliefs and practices can lead to very long life, even immortality.

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    • Overview of Internal Alchemy in Taoism

      Overview of Internal Alchemy in Taoism

      4/5/2021 11:15:53 AM

      nner Alchemy or Neidan, a term often used synonymously with Qigong, is the Taoist art and science of gathering, storing, and circulating the energies of the human body. 

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    • Daoism in China Schools, Main Tenets, and the History of Practicing ``The Tao``

      Daoism in China Schools, Main Tenets, and the History of Practicing "The Tao"

      3/24/2021 9:51:57 AM

      Daoism or 道教 (dào jiào) is one of the major religions indigenous to China. The core of Daoism is in learning and practicing “The Way” (Dao) which is the ultimate truth to the universe. 

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    • What Does the Yin-Yang Symbol Mean?

      What Does the Yin-Yang Symbol Mean?

      3/17/2021 9:13:24 AM

      The most well-known of Taoist visual symbols is the Yin-Yang, also known as the Taiji symbol. The image consists of a circle divided into two teardrop-shaped halves—one white and the other black. Within each half is contained a smaller circle of the opposite color. 

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    • The Taoist Five Elements

      The Taoist Five Elements

      3/12/2021 8:59:32 AM

      According to Taoist cosmology, Yin-Qi and Yang-Qi – the primordial feminine and masculine energies – produce what are known as the “Five Elements.” The Five Elements, in turn, give birth to the “ten-thousand things,” i.e. all of manifest existence. The Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.

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    • The Three Purities of Taoism

      The Three Purities of Taoism

      2/26/2021 9:20:16 AM

      The Three Purities, or the Three Pure Ones, are the highest deities in the Taoist pantheon. They function, for Taoism, in a similar way to the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) of Christianity, or the Trikaya (Dharmakaya, Samboghakaya, and Nirmanakaya) of Buddhism. They represent three aspects of the divinity inherent in all living beings.

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    • Laozi, the Founder of Taoism

      Laozi, the Founder of Taoism

      2/26/2021 9:06:35 AM

      Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu, is a Chinese legendary and historical figure who is considered to be the founder of Taoism. The Tao Te Ching, Taoism’s most sacred text, is believed to have been written by Laozi.

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    • Gender and Taoism

      Gender and Taoism

      2/24/2021 10:30:03 AM

      According to Taoist practice, at the deepest level of our being—in our spiritual essence—we are neither man nor woman. Learn how this concept applies throughout Taoism, including its history, scriptures, ceremonies, and tradition.

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    • The Shamanic Origins of Taoism. The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

      The Shamanic Origins of Taoism. The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

      2/22/2021 10:14:16 AM

      The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

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    • About the Tao Te Ching

      About the Tao Te Ching

      10/9/2020 10:27:51 AM

      “Tao Te Ching” is the Wade-Giles romanization of the original Chinese title. Depending on the specific set of rules one follows, it can also be written like “Tao-te Ching” — with the hyphen and the second character in lowercase.

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    • Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained

      Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained

      10/9/2020 10:11:47 AM

      Originally written by a sage named Lao Tzu over 2,500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching is one of the most succinct—and yet the most profound—spiritual texts ever written. 

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    • Taoism – a part of the Three Religions of Vietnam

      Taoism – a part of the Three Religions of Vietnam

      2/10/2017 9:43:53 PM

      Tam Giao, which includes Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, plays the key role in Vietnamese religion. “Tao” means “path” or “way” that turns Taoists’ thoughts to health, longevity, immortality and spontaneity.

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    • Taoism 101: Introduction to the Tao

      Taoism 101: Introduction to the Tao

      3/8/2016 10:11:33 AM

      Taoism teaches a person to follow their breath, to embrace wonder and the joy in living gracefully with style. So here is the modern practical guide to living as a Taoist!

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    • A Short History of Daoism

      A Short History of Daoism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Daoism is an organised religious tradition that has been continuously developing and transforming itself through China, Korea and Japan for some two thousand years. Now it has spread around the globe from Sydney to Toronto and includes among its followers people from a whole range of ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

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    • The Value of the Tao

      The Value of the Tao

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      What makes the Tao so special? Authentic traditions of the Tao emphasize practical teachings that anyone can follow, so we cannot stop at simplistic slogans like “the Tao is priceless.” We also cannot avoid answering the question with glib statements like “the specialness of the Tao cannot be expressed with words.”

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    • Le ``Minh Ly``

      Le "Minh Ly"

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Depuis 1922, l'Être Suprême a guidé ces débutants dans la voie spirituelle. A ces premiers jours, les fondateurs du « Minh Ly » comprenaient 6 personnes: Nguyên Van Miêt (Minh Thiên), Nguyên Van Xung (Minh Giao), Lê Van Ngoc (Minh Truyên), Vo Van Thanh (My Truc), Nguyên Van Dê (Minh dao), Âu Kiêt Lâm (Âu Minh Chanh).

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    • Southern Baptist Beliefs

      Southern Baptist Beliefs

      10/3/2022 10:33:55 AM

      Explore the primary doctrines of the Southern Baptist Church

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    • Dance and the Spiritual Path

      Dance and the Spiritual Path

      9/26/2022 11:14:33 AM

      What could success in the fine arts possibly have to do with progress in our religious life?

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    • Rama and Sita

      Rama and Sita

      9/19/2022 11:21:40 AM

      In the Diwali festival each fall, Hindus celebrate aspects of the story of the relationship between Rama and Sita.

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    • Religion in India’s Army

      Religion in India’s Army

      9/7/2022 10:23:32 AM

      Religion in India’s Army. It is well known that our troops mostly come from rural backgrounds and are religious by nature. Even India’s troops from urban backgrounds and educated families have deep-rooted faith in their religions.

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    • Spiritual, But Not Religious

      Spiritual, But Not Religious

      8/29/2022 10:13:05 AM

      Nineteen million young Americans, designated as SBNR, unknowingly hold core beliefs and practices that resemble Hinduism

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    • Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

      Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

      8/17/2022 9:45:46 AM

      Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) was one the most prominent Hindu saints of the 16th century. 

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    • Luminary’s Giant Tribute Unveiled

      Luminary’s Giant Tribute Unveiled

      8/8/2022 9:51:39 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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    • Unusual Temples & Shrines of India

      Unusual Temples & Shrines of India

      7/20/2022 9:23:55 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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    • Global Dharma

      Global Dharma

      7/20/2022 9:01:20 AM

      The ancient, ornate hindu and Jain temples outside Khajuraho city have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.

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    • Karma and Reincarnation

      Karma and Reincarnation

      7/13/2022 10:11:14 AM

      Karma is the law of action and reaction which governs life. The soul carries with it the mental impressions it received during its earthly life. These characteristics are collectively called the karma of the soul.

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    • Festivals: Skanda Sashti

      Festivals: Skanda Sashti

      7/6/2022 10:49:21 AM

      Skanda Sashti is a six-day South Indian festival to Skanda, the Lord of Religious Striving, also known as Murugan or Karttikeya.

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    • Know the Self: Lord Of the Chariot

      Know the Self: Lord Of the Chariot

      7/4/2022 9:55:33 AM

      Lord Yama compels us to identify as the That which restrains the mind

       

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    • Heaven and Hell in Early Hindu Belief

      Heaven and Hell in Early Hindu Belief

      6/6/2022 10:24:52 AM

      Although many traditional faiths teach existence after life on earth involves some kind of destination--either a heaven that rewards us or a hell that punishes us--it is more and more common in modern times for people to no longer hold these literal beliefs. 

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    • The Mysticism of Rabindranath Tagore

      The Mysticism of Rabindranath Tagore

      4/27/2022 8:38:59 AM

      Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 - August 7, 1941) the bard of Bengal immaculately brought out the essence of Eastern spirituality in his poetry like no other poet.

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    • Seven Dimensions of the Mind

      Seven Dimensions of the Mind

      4/20/2022 8:23:41 AM

       Satguru sivaya subramuniyaswami’s framework of seven dimensions of the mind divides consciousness into seven categories that range from gross to extremely subtle.

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    • Manasa Is the Snake Goddess in Hinduism

      Manasa Is the Snake Goddess in Hinduism

      4/18/2022 8:37:49 AM

      Ma Manasa Devi, the snake goddess, is worshiped by Hindus, mainly for the prevention and cure of snakebites and infectious diseases like smallpox and chicken pox as well as for prosperity and fertility. She stands for both 'destruction' and 'regeneration', almost akin to a snake shedding its skin and being reborn.

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    • Tolerance: A Hindu Viewpoint

      Tolerance: A Hindu Viewpoint

      4/13/2022 10:19:37 AM

      In a world mired in stubborn opinion, bigotry and callousness, it is important to reflect on ideals that can be an antidote.

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    • Lakshmi: The Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Beauty

      Lakshmi: The Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Beauty

      3/30/2022 11:02:23 AM

      For Hindus, the goddess Lakshmi symbolizes good luck. The word Lakshmi is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksya, meaning "aim" or "goal," and in the Hindu faith, she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity of all forms, both material and spiritual.

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    • The Hindu Mahalaya Celebration An Invocation of Durga the Mother Goddess

      The Hindu Mahalaya Celebration An Invocation of Durga the Mother Goddess

      2/28/2022 9:41:29 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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    • The 10 Yamas & Niyamas of Hinduism

      The 10 Yamas & Niyamas of Hinduism

      2/28/2022 9:35:18 AM

      What does living virtuously mean to Hindus? It is following the natural and essential guidelines of dharma and the 10 yamas and 10 niyamas - ancient scriptural injunctions for all aspects of human thought, attitude and behavior. These do's and don'ts are a common-sense code recorded in the Upanishads, in the final section of the 6000-to 8000-year-old Vedas.

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    • Nine Beliefs of Hinduism

      Nine Beliefs of Hinduism

      1/17/2022 9:12:21 AM

      Our beliefs determine our thoughts and attitudes about life, which in turn direct our actions. By our actions, we create our destiny. Beliefs about sacred matters–God, soul and cosmos–are essential to one’s approach to life. 

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    • Hinduism: An Overview

      Hinduism: An Overview

      1/12/2022 8:34:12 AM

      Hinduism, also known as the Sanatana Dharma, or “Eternal Way,” is our planet’s original and oldest living religion, with over one billion adherents. 

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    • Karnataka To Bring Law To Free Temples From State Control Soon

      Karnataka To Bring Law To Free Temples From State Control Soon

      1/3/2022 10:15:28 AM

      INDIA, December 30, 2021 (Republic World): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday revealed that his government was considering a bill to free Hindu temples and religious institutions from state control. 

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    • Lord Kartikeya The Hindu God known variously as Murugan, Subramaniam, Sanmukha or Skanda

      Lord Kartikeya The Hindu God known variously as Murugan, Subramaniam, Sanmukha or Skanda

      12/29/2021 10:01:59 AM

      Kartikeya, the second son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati or Shakti, is known by many names Subramaniam, Sanmukha, Shadanana, Skanda and Guha. In the southern states of India, Kartikeya is a popular deity and is better known as Murugan.

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    • Raising Children As Good Hindus (Part. 1)

      Raising Children As Good Hindus (Part. 1)

      5/19/2021 9:48:52 AM

      Many Hindu families visiting our Hawaii monastery, particularly those with young children, ask if I have any advice for them. I usually respond with one or two strategic suggestions. I always stress the importance of presenting Hinduism to their children in a practical way so that it influences each child’s life for the better. 

       

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    • 108 Names of the Goddess Durga

      108 Names of the Goddess Durga

      5/14/2021 10:43:47 AM

      Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe according to Hindu belief. There are many incarnations of Durga: Kali, Bhagvati, Bhavani, Ambika, Lalita, Gauri, Kandalini, Java, Rajeswari, et al. Her nine appellations are Skondamata, Kusumanda, Shailaputri, Kaalratri, Brahmacharini, Maha Gauri, Katyayani, Chandraghanta, and Siddhidatri.

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      1. The Mysticism of Rabindranath Tagore

        The Mysticism of Rabindranath Tagore

        5/3/2021 9:59:18 AM

        Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 - August 7, 1941) the bard of Bengal immaculately brought out the essence of Eastern spirituality in his poetry like no other poet.

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      2. Hindu Gods and Goddesses

        Hindu Gods and Goddesses

        4/16/2021 9:50:57 AM

        Hinduism, the world's third largest religion, is often considered a polytheistic faith, as the religion does not advocate the worship of one particular deity. However, the Hindu belief system includes a complex structure of deities that is not easily categorized.

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      3. Insight: Raising Children As Good Hindus

        Insight: Raising Children As Good Hindus

        4/12/2021 9:01:06 AM

        Many Hindu families visiting our Hawaii monastery, particularly those with young children, ask if I have any advice for them. I usually respond with one or two strategic suggestions.

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      4. The Goddess Durga: The Mother of the Hindu Universe

        The Goddess Durga: The Mother of the Hindu Universe

        4/9/2021 10:31:01 AM

        In Hinduism, the goddess Durga, also known as Shakti or Devi, is the protective mother of the universe. 

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      • The Life and Philosophies of Confucius

        The Life and Philosophies of Confucius

        3/1/2021 10:32:06 AM

        Confucius (551-479 B.C.), the founder of the philosophy known as Confucianism, was a Chinese sage and teacher who spent his life concerned with practical moral values. 

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      • Confucianism in Vietnam

        Confucianism in Vietnam

        2/10/2017 8:21:36 PM

        The profound impact of Confucianism remains strong in Vietnam. Social order is defined by its principles, and the rituals or deference and obedience are still observed.

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      • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 3)- Self-Control

        The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 3)- Self-Control

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        "A flaw in a mace of white jade may be ground away, but a word spoken amiss cannot be mended." This is expatiated upon by the sage as follows: "Hear much and put aside the points of which you are in doubt, while you speak cautiously at the same time of...

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      • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 2): Fortitude

        The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 2): Fortitude

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        Here are yet other words of penetrating wisdom concerning the advantages of this perfect poise and calm: "He who does not anticipate attempts to deceive him nor think beforehand of his not being believed, and yet apprehends these things readily when they occur, is he not a man of superior...

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      • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 1): Self-development

        The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 1): Self-development

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        Confucius puts it: "If the will be set on virtue,there will be no practice of wickedness." (Analects, bk. iv., c. iv.) True; for when the will rests upon set purpose, based upon purified desire, born of knowledge and discriminating investigation of phenomena, nothing can...

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      • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 7) - Rectified Purpose

        The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 7) - Rectified Purpose

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        "Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished." (Analects, bk. xiii., c. xvii.)

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      • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 6)

        The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 6)

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        "Their thoughts being sincere, their purposes were rectified." In this age, when comfort is the sole god of the many, who also deem themselves good and virtuous and even superior, surely these truths need to be held before ...

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      • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 5)

        The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 5)

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        It is characteristic of Confucius that, where he did not know, he did not affirm. His saying, "When you do not know a thing, to acknowledge that you do not know it, is knowledge "

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      • The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 4)

        The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 4)

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        "Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous." (Analects, bk. ii., c. xv.)

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      • The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 3)

        The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 3)

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        ."When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to acknowledge that you do not know it—this is knowledge."

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      • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 2): The Art of Living

        The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 2): The Art of Living

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        " The practice of right-living is deemed the highest, the practice of any other art lower. Complete virtue takes first place; the doing of anything else whatsoever is subordinate."

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      • The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter I (part 1)

        The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter I (part 1)

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        The central idea of Confucius is that every normal human being cherishes the aspiration to become a superior man—superior to his fellows, if possible, but surely superior to his own past and present self. This does not more than hint at perfection as a goal; and it is said of him that one of the subjects concerning which the Master rarely spoke, was "perfect virtue."

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      • Understanding Ceremony and Ritual in Confucianism

        Understanding Ceremony and Ritual in Confucianism

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        Ceremony and ritual are concepts in Confucianism that are at the center of any discussion of its moral code. The columnist in the Cultural of Life column in the Peace Weekly introduces us to the Confucian view of life. The aspect of ritual or ceremony so intimately connected with Confucianism has a relationship with society that we may tend to disregard and see only ceremony and ritual.

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      • Confucianism in Vietnam

        Confucianism in Vietnam

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        The influence of Confucianism on Vietnam was tenacious because it was rooted in the country's educational system until the 20th century. (Education consisted of a study of the Confucian classics and ethics.)

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      • What is Confucianism?

        What is Confucianism?

        2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
        Confucianism, the philosophical system founded on the teaching of Confucius (551–479 B.C.), dominated the sociopolitical life of China for most of that country's history and largely influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, and Indochina.

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