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Vital Sunday: Mundaka Upanishad


With our ears may we hear what is good.
With our eyes may we behold thy righteousness.
Tranquil in body, may we who worship thee find rest.
OM…. Peace – peace – peace

Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the selfsame tree.… Read the rest

Vital Sunday: Margaret Noble

Margaret Noble grew up in Ireland and England in a highly religious family. Her father was a Minister in the Wesleyan Church at Manchester, England. As she became older, she became doubtful of the truth of the Christian doctrines. She was seeking Light and Truth.… Read the rest

Vital Sunday: Emotional Health

Guy Winch says there are several things you can do to promote your own emotional help.  He says you should take action when you are lonely, and connect with others.  Change your response to failures, and give yourself a break.  After all, at least you tried! … Read the rest

Vital Sunday: Farm Sanctuary from Animal Holocaust

Friend to animals everywhere, Chris Hedges writes:

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—There are mornings when Susie Coston, walking up to the gate of this bucolic farm in her rubber boots, finds crates of pigs, sheep, chickens, goats, geese or turkeys on the dirt road.… Read the rest

Vital Sunday: A Sadhu Story

A sadhu under the instruction of his Guru built for himself a small shed, thatched with leaves, at a distance from the haunts of men. He began his devotional exercises in this hut. Now, every morning after ablution he would hang his wet cloth and the kaupina (loin cloth) on a tree close to the hut, to dry them.… Read the rest

Vital Sunday: Teachings of Swami Ramakrishnananda

The realization of God cannot be attained in a haphazard way. There is a regular method. First you must hear, then you must understand what you hear, and from understanding you go on to realization. You must know the light is there, otherwise you may go in the opposite direction to find it.… Read the rest

Human Temple Sunday: MDMA for PTSD

I’ll be the first the admit that watching my lover die of AIDS when I was 19 was traumatic.  I was diagnosed with PTSD, just like soldiers returning home after watching freinds die horribly.   As college kid, I had access and a community that used MDMA for recreational and social development  purposes. … Read the rest

Vital Sunday: I Hate All Bigots?

What do you call someone who makes sweeping generalizations on billions of people based on the actions of a few? A bigot. Bill Maher, says Mary Elizabeth Williams, is such a bigot.

Maher has famously said, “Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do” — which is pretty funny, given the know-it-all arrogance of the anti-religion big leaguers like Maher himself.

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