Growing in Plain sight

Following Amazonian wisdom that all the medicine one needs in life will already be there, growing at one’s feet. I decided not only to let the weed growing on my windowsill live, I gave it its own pot.

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Teorias de Botequim

“Eu me lembro do helicóptero com drogas, Ricky, mas não de um avião. Deixa de exagerar, pô!” disse o meu amigo, aquele carioca grande, com vozeirão, que não sabe conversar, só sabe gritar, ao chegarmos à mesa do botequim que frequentávamos numa época em que tínhamos mais cabelo, bebíamos muito mais e em que ainda não havíamos nos separado para tomar caminhos — e opiniões—muito diferentes.

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Carnaval | Rio de Janeiro

Minha predileta sempre será a BANDA DA CONCEIÇÃO | My favorite will always be Banda da Conceição

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The Bhagavadgita | e-book

It is with great pleasure I announce the e-book version of my translation of the Bhagavadgita by Padma Shri award-winning author and Vedanta teacher, Gloria Arieira

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A 1ª Favela

Só gratidão para Cosme Felippsen, organizador do Rolé dos Favelados, pela aula didática dele, na qual obriga participantes a contemplar o quer dizer “favela”

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On Mafia and Meditation

I saw how perfect and uniform all of the red fruit were, but I was more preoccupied trying to remember how many of them I would need for the various recipes I would exact. It might have been that same subliminal suspicion that had made me separate, but not read, an article on the global Italian and Chinese mafias for tomatoes.

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Hypocrisy today

There is a profound difference between religions that demand an allegiance to a single story and those that demand nothing

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The Sabarmati Ashram

by Ricky Toledano When not in jail or walking around to unite India, this is where the Great Soul lived, founding the SATYAGRAHA movement, the unwaivering, unshakable commitment to Truth: that which cannot be defeated; that which is invincible. I held back tears when I saw his desk, the place where Gandhi sat, writing and […]

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The picture I didn’t take

Others might have jumped at the chance to capture her. I do not judge them; it’s just that I simply couldn’t.

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