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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 2 years 44 weeks ago
    Dallas Morning News, Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box. To what extent should government define the common good? Let me offer this recent essay by Ross Douthat in the New York Times as a way to frame the discussion. Here's what...
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    Posted: 2 years 44 weeks ago
    A friend of mind, a Christian minister who studied a bible school here in Dallas, sent me this question. Hi Nityananda, I was reading a book on ethics and was wondering what you might think of one of its ideas ("After Virtue" by Alasdair MacIntyre). He talks about a threefold scheme for thinking about ethics/virtue/character: - A humanity that exists in a somewhat lower state (greed, etc.) - A humanity that progresses to realizing the goals of humanity (mature, humility, sacrifice...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 44 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    You've probably heard of the financial and social geffuffle that Greece is in right now. I visited Athens five years back. Maybe you've read my travel diary? If not, here it is. You'll need to scroll down until you get to "A Trip to Greece, January 2007 ". Here's an excerpt: Tiropitakia, little cheese pies, come in many shapes and sizes here in Greece. Little diamonds, squares, cigar-shaped, folded triangles, large family-sized trays, spiral rolls - you name it. I espied these more familiar...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 44 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) After the last two blogs, while further thinking about the topic of associating with advanced devotees, I also thought about other ways we can make connection to spirituality, since even those who are blessed to hear from and serve devotees of high spiritual standing don’t usually have that opportunity perpetually. In their absence, we can also serve the instructions of our guru, or someone who inspires us spiritually (a sadhu...
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    Posted: 2 years 44 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    I had a kitchen conversation with my daughter Jahnavi the other day. The next day she sent me a piece she’d written. Day after that it was published on a popular yoga website. Clever girl. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/02/seeker-or-student/   And thanks to Braja Sorensen and her enthusiasm for writers and writing: http://lostandfoundinindia.blogspot.com/2012/01/welcome-to-mayapur.html
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