The Power of Stability

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Christian Reflections on Killing and Eating (or Not)

Our dear friend Barry, who went to seminary with Clifton, sometimes prayed like this before church function meals. “We give you thanks O Lord for that which died that we might eat….” Praying like this would raise some eyebrows. We Americans eat a lot of meat. Our dear friend Barry, who went to seminary with […]

Love is not Love

 Perhaps one of the most poignant sufferings in society is the failure of human relationships. Recent government statistics reveal that some fifty percent of marriages are ending in divorce. Every day four thousand children call the charity Childline for help. All around us we can all see so many examples of strained and collapsed relationships, […]

Progressive Regression

 By Krishna Dharma.There are almost 2.5 million people unemployed in the UK. Those at least are the official figures. Over 7% of the workforce. It’s become a job in itself just looking for a job. Even the most qualified find it hard with one in ten graduates still failing to find a job a full […]

Time to Ditch Bad Leaders

By Krishna Dharma DasToday’s leaders are mostly just managers. Leadership guru Stephen Covey puts it nicely when he says, “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” We all want happiness and the right wall is the one which, when we get to […]

Ghee, The Butter which is good for you

 To some it’s known as clarified butter, to others it’s the golden elixir of healing – ghee is a staple ingredient in Indian cooking and Ayurvedic healing known for its versatility, great taste, and many health benefits. It’s derived from butter through a process of cooking off its milk solids until it becomes an easily […]

Heal with Honey

By Traci Brosman for Natural NewsHoney is known for its many healing properties. Many believe that adding unfiltered, unprocessed, unheated honey to your daily diet can alleviate arthritis, reduce heart disease, lower cholesterol and reduce allergies. Honey has also been known to calm an upset stomach, lessen cold symptoms, strengthen the immune system and provide […]

Sack of Wealth

I heard about a rich man who was determined to take his wealth with him. He told his wife to get all his money together, put it in a sack, and then hang the sack from the rafters in the attic. He said, “When my spirit is caught up to heaven, I’ll grab the sack […]

The Kids Are Coming

The day before Thanksgiving an elderly man in Phoenix called his son in New York and said to him, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 45 years of misery is enough. We’re sick of each other, and so you call your sister […]

Christian Ethical Vegetarianism

 For the Huffington PostDo Christians have moral obligations to animate creation? Many say no, citing the mandate to “have dominion” over all living things (Genesis 1:28) as reason enough to dismiss notions of animal welfare as a religious obligation. This verse is unambiguous, they argue, demonstrating that animals are a gift from God, available for […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

An elderly man lay dying in his bed. In death’s agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort […]

Beyond Food

By Sesa Das on 21 Sep 2011for ISKCON NewsAccording to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word goes back to the pre-Germanic (gothic) word fodeins, and the root of this word fod, which meant something like “to tend, keep, pasture, to protect.” I’ve always had a distaste for food. I mean the word “food”. It just […]

Good News is No News

As George Orwell famously said in his novel ‘1984’, “Big Brother is watching you.” Well, not any more. Now we’re watching Big Brother. Over six million people in the UK alone tune in to the “reality” TV show to watch others eat, sleep and largely fight with each other. By Krishna Dharma Das for […]

The Money Analogy and the Politics of Doing the Right Thing

According to Vaishnava teaching, one can gauge a person’s spiritual status by how they react to finding money on the street: Do they keep it for themselves? Do they leave it lying there? By Satyaraj Dasa (Steven Rosen) on 9 Sep 2011 for ISKCON News Begging cat on the street According to Vaishnava teaching, one […]

Becoming Hindu and Finding the Essence of All Spiritual Paths

By Radhanatha Swami for Huffington Post on 2 Sep 2011 The tension between the essence of spiritual teachings and the harmful fundamentalism that often arises in the name of religion is an issue that has engaged my mind practically as far back as I can remember. I recall in my childhood asking, “How is it […]

E. Coli: Blame the Meat, Not the Sprouts

As I write this, there is still uncertainty about the source of the E. coli outbreak in Europe that has killed more than 20 people. But whatever the ultimate conclusion is regarding the delivery vehicle for this deadly bug, don’t blame the sprouts. As I write this, there is still uncertainty about the source of […]

Periodic Fasting Increases Fat Burning And Reduces The Risk Of Disease

By T.M. Hartle for Natural News on 29 Apr 2011(NaturalNews) Fasting has been a popular practice among health conscious individuals for centuries. In general, doctors have discouraged the practice of fasting deeming it a dangerous fad among ignorant health seekers. Recent research has proven that regular fasting is not merely a fad, but a health […]

In a Hurry

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight. His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone tocall the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport. […]

Understanding (Not Burning) Holy Books

By Kripamoya Das for on 9 Apr 2011This year is the 400th anniversary of the publishing of the King James version of the Holy Bible. Its a great work of the English language and remains loved after four long centuries. Together with the works of William Shakespeare, it has contributed many words and expressions […]