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An alligator got this lady': 911 call captures moment of deadly attack<p>More than 1,200 people claiming to have been stung by jellyfish in Fla.<p>What …

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LOOK: 21 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About LGBT Pride

Do you know what each color of the rainbow flag represents? Did you know that the Stonewall Inn was owned by the Mob at the time of the revolutionary riots in 1969?<p>In honor of Pride Month, which kicked off on June 1, we've scoured the history books to bring you 21 facts about LGBT Pride and the …

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Wrestling with the Trinity: Truth, Myth or Metaphor?

May 28, 2012 by David R. Henson<p>My first run-in with trinitarian theology happened sometime around the fifth grade when my Sunday School teacher tried …

The Sign of Spiritual Maturity

How do I know when I am advancing on the spiritual path? What is a "sign" of spiritual maturity?<p>I would answer with a few questions of my own.<p>Must everyone believe as you believe in order to accepted by you?<p>Do you insist that what you believe is right and, by implication, suggest that what others …

Four Aspects of Self Realization

Colin Bondi, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What is the goal of the path of Self Discovery? Self Realization. The realization of our true nature, who and what …

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11 Moments of Zen

Many teachings from Zen-Buddhism are told in short and delightful zen stories. They are usually designed to develop the mind and to free it from …

Are You Engineering Your Life Or Letting It Happen To You?

I am an engineer. I grew up in a family of engineers, building with Legos and electrical sets, and got my undergraduate degree in Electrical …

A Mini Guide To Modern Meditation & Letting Go

Meditation has always meandered the line between physical and spiritual. While detachment can be a nice idea, it usually only lasts until the rent is …

Buddha Teaching..

Buddha Teaching..<p>1. The Buddha himself stated that he was teaching a method to train oneself to directly see knowledge/wisdom,not teaching the actual knowledge itself (hence the emphasis in Zen especially that conceptual understanding is dead understanding and that experience is the important thing. He was being a finger rather than describing the moon), and that the training method was useful only in as far as it led to this result (forget the finger and look at the moon, metaphor of the raft …

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What is dharma?

What is dharma?<p>Dharma is a method of protecting ourselves from suffering. It is a key practice in Buddhism and absolutely necessary to be practiced as a monk. To eliminate suffering, it first has to be understood. The Four Noble Truths explain suffering and its origin.<p>Buddha's Basics<p>The Four Noble Truths are the basic teachings of Buddhism through Siddartha Gautama’s teachings themselves.The first one is "Dukkah." Dukkah is about emotional control while experiencing something bad. The fact that …

Would you be surprised if I told you that reincarnation is no…

Would you be surprised if I told you that reincarnation is not a Buddhist teaching? If so, be surprised -- it isn't.<p>"Reincarnation" normally is understood to be the transmigration of a soul to another body after death. There is no such teaching in Buddhism. One of the most fundamental doctrines of Buddhism is anatta, or anatman -- no soul or no self. There is no permanent essence of an individual self that survives death.<p>However, Buddhists often speak of "rebirth." If there is no soul or …

The Persistence of Belief in Reincarnation

The Persistence of Belief in Reincarnation<p>There is no question that many Buddhists, East and West, continue to believe in individual reincarnation. Parables from the sutras and "teaching aids" like the Tibetan Wheel of Life tend to reinforce this belief.<p>The Rev. Takashi Tsuji, a Jodo Shinshu priest, wrote about belief in reincarnation:<p>"It is said that the Buddha left 84,000 teachings; the symbolic figure represents the diverse backgrounds characteristics, tastes, etc. of the people. The Buddha …

As a reminder that I am AmenMoses reincarnated, not that…

As a reminder that I am AmenMoses reincarnated, not that deceptive Roman fantasy character. Jesus never existed, and it is easily shown that the ancient Hebrew saints and sages were expecting the reincarnation of Moses. Even the Hebrew term Moshiach (Moshiah) for "Messiah" means "one like Moses".<p>This is a key fact required to understand the meaning and context of the Hebrew prophecies and much else. I have been found in history many times and I was all of the true prophets, in different …

'The Yale Medical School graduate remembered the room became…

'The Yale Medical School graduate remembered the room became 'icy cold' as Catherine began to channel messages from his deceased family members - things she would not have known.<p>'She's in between lifetimes now, just floating there but still in a deep state,' he said.<p>'And she didn't know anything about me. I didn't even have diplomas in my office.<p>'So she's telling me your father's here and your son...It was before the Internet, before you could Google your doctor.' <br>Dr Weiss remembered being …

IS WHAT WE HAVE, WHAT GOD INTENDED IT TO BE?

IS WHAT WE HAVE, WHAT GOD INTENDED IT TO BE?<p>Common worldviews:<br>a) Many people believe heaven & hell does exist.<br>b) Everyone has a soul that continues after death.<br>c) Some, if not most, who believe in the above two, do not have faith or a personal relationship with them.<br>d) Some of these believe they will end up in heaven.<br>e) Very few expect to end up in hell.<br>f) Some believe they will come back in another form of life. Reincarnated.<br>g) One can speak to the dead.<p>COMMON beliefs of those who believe are …

Why people really do believe in ghosts? this is a common…

<b>Why people really do believe in ghosts?</b> this is a common question in the society. Generally, ghosts are called as an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image. People do believe in ghosts for real and yes, there's another party who's known as untouchable and invincible images which is known to <i>ghosts</i>. Ghosts are a part of our our visual images which we see in dreams else we see in somewhere haunted. <br>But i hope that …

The 5 Things You're Doing Wrong at Restaurants

We've found some surprising ways to avoid sticker shock when the check arrives—and still have a terrific meal.<p>You're Making a Reservation on the Phone<p>…

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5 Basics We're All Cooking Wrong

Learn how to make everyday dishes, from French toast to popcorn, turn out so much better—with just a few tiny tweaks.<p>French Toast: Go for the …

Preview: Oprah and Dr. Brian Weiss on Reincarnation, Past Lives and Miracles

Dr. Brian Weiss, the groundbreaking psychiatrist and best-selling author of <i>Many Lives, Many Masters</i>, tells Oprah of how he came to practice past-life …

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