Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fair weather friends

I think that faith is a lot like friendship. There are many cases where this is true, but never more than when life is difficult. Say you’ve got a friend, somebody who is a lot of fun, but you never … Continue reading

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Question:

“Why have you chosen Hindusim?” People ask me this question from time to time, and I never quite know what to respond. I suppose the best analogy is to have a favorite color, but you don’t know what to call … Continue reading

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Interesting read

I’ve been slogging through a very brainy yet very interesting book, and I thought I’d share: The Many Colors of Hinduism: A Thematic-Historical Introduction It’s an interesting perspective – it looks at the history of the vast collection of practices … Continue reading

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Small reassurances

Today was another of those “I want to go to the temple but I’m too shy” days, which included a hastily-formed plan with a friend (said plan proved too hasty and fell through, but nobody was upset), some extra devotion … Continue reading

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Nope.

No matter how much I understand about dharma and karma and all the mystery of any faith, I will never understand why we kill each other because we look different on the outside. If I do nothing else in my … Continue reading

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Not too shabby.

There are times of frustration when I have no idea what to do, and then there are times when I’m just enjoying the moment, without worrying about what I did or what I’m going to do, or what people will … Continue reading

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Not what I meant.

I had some time to mull over that last post (I really should know by now not to post things either a. just because and b. at 11:30 at night, when I’m not really mentally present), and came to some … Continue reading

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Diets

Not those yo-yo, fad, grapefruit things. I’ve never been one for restricting food for weight reasons. I’m fairly European as far as my opinions about food. Basically, you should eat smaller portions by enjoying each thing you eat. It’s not … Continue reading

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Tamasic, rajasic, sattvic

I’m continuing to read the Bhagavad Gita and am realizing that I’m understanding a little more of it each time I pick it up (or maybe I just think I am, but I feel like I am for the time … Continue reading

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More different aha

Perhaps a bigger one, though. I’ve been doing all this obsessing over the “right” thing to do – the “right” way to pray, the “right” way to do a puja, the “right things to say – basically the “right” way … Continue reading

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