Understanding Karma leads directly to superior moral discipline

Why should people do good in the world? Why should they show any restraint on the pursuit of their selfish ends in this life? Why would anyone ever do anything for anyone else? Why...

What is your Anchor?

An anchor is a heavy object that is attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom. When the anchor is removed, the boat is ready to...

Karma and the Very Subtle Mind

Buddhists, atheists, and most scientists agree that most of what we associate with personal identity, perceptions, memories, and so on, does not survive death. As we discussed the other day, Christians want to believe...

The Real and Present state of Humanity.

I believe that the doctrine of "Original Sin" has been misinterpreted and perverted in the service of the ego. Most people who subscribe to the notion of Original sin see themselves as inherently evil,...

Crux est mundi medicina

There is an old Christian phrase: Crux est mundi medicina — the Cross is the medicine of the world. This phrase is crucial in that it points to a truth that's oblivious to many Christians today.  Medicine...

Praying with a heart of Altruism.

There is a church close to where I live, that's well known for their warfare kind of prayer. It's not uncommon to heart them pray out loud for the destruction of the enemies of...

The illusion of knowledge is ruining our Spiritual Development.

While I was in church yesterday, I struggled to get into the flow of the lesson considered. However, my Spirit woke up when the teacher asked a question. The teacher asked why is it...

Did I make the Right choice?

Have you ever been asked this question by a friend or family or someone that looks up to you? Have someone ever asked you to validate a decision that had been made whether it’s...

The Story of Upali

The Story of Upali (as told by Ven. Narada in The Buddha and His teachings) On one occasion Upali the millionaire, a follower of Nigantha Nataputta, approached the Buddha and was so pleased with the...

Is a life worth more than others?

The gospels tell us of the tale of how Herod the King ordered the death of all children below a certain age because he felt threatened by the birth of the perceived future King...