Religion

Jainism

Jainism, one of the oldest religions in the world; it originated in ancient India and is based on the teachings of Tirthankaras or spiritual teachers (the latest one being Mahavira) who have achieved enlightenment. The central philosophy in Jainism is the pursuit of liberation from the cycle of birth and death, known as samsara. According […]

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Wu Wei

One of the most fundamental concepts in Taoism is Wu Wei. Which basically means ‘Effortless Action.’ In lay man’s terms, Wu Wei advocates against forcing our will in situations and instead aligning to the natural flow of the Universe. So basically Wu Wei is about constantly being in awareness of the natural flow and taking […]

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Spiritual Alchemy

Alchemy is an ancient mystical process of transmuting common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value. In common language we refer to someone as an Alchemist if they are able to transform their lives or aspects of their lives from gutter to glory. The practice of Alchemy was predominant in China, […]

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Confucianism: An Overview

Confucianism is an ancient Chinese belief system that can be looked at in three ways; as a religion, as a philosophy, and as a way of life. This ancient belief system was founded by Confucius; a 6th century Chinese philosopher who if given a chance would have preferred to live 500 years earlier (at the […]

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The Laughing Buddha

A statue of the Laughing Buddha can be found in many utility stores and malls across the world, it’s unique style and features make it almost impossible to miss. But what is the legend behind this statue. One source reveals that the real figure behind this popular Buddhist statue was a great Japanese mystic known […]

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Queen Of Sheba

Queen of Sheba, The legendary mysterious Queen who according to archeological findings, must have existed around the tenth 10 century B.C.E.The same archaeological findings trace her origins in Africa. The Queen of Sheba prominently appears in several spiritual writings and scriptures. For instance, the Christian bible gives a detailed account of her visit to King […]

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Papal Conclave

Prior to formation of the College of Cardinals in 1059 AD, the Pope was chosen through consensus of the clergy and laity of the diocese. But then in 1059, the College of Cardinals was precisely formed as the sole body of electors responsible for the election of the Bishop of Rome (Pope). In subsequent years, […]

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Spiritual Quotes

I have so much to that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer

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Nataraja

According to Hindu tradition, Shiva is the god of destruction who is identified with many roles among them; Yogi of the highest order (the greatest ascetic), the master of medicine and poison, the master of fertility and so on. When Shiva is referred to as the creator, what it actually means is that He destroys […]

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Levitating Saints

Levitation in spiritual experiences and practices, more-so in yoga practices, is one of those unique mystical experiences considered surreal, for the simple reason that it defies logic. There are several online videos with modern day masters and various practitioners who indulge in this practice and when you go through the comments you will notice a […]

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