The Veda and Voltaire

Does everything really happen for the best? I snarl, as Voltaire most probably did, challenging Leibniz with comedy and wisdom amid a world of atrocities.

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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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Stuck in traffic

by Lygia Lima “No way, Doc! I don’t have that disease. Go find something else for me to have. I’m crazy, but not that crazy to have created such a disease!” I could understand why the doctor smiled. A scientist by nature, he is a man who has studied many, many things, but not necessarily […]

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A Maldição de Saraswati

by Ricky Toledano traduzido por Liane Sarmento Magalhães “Mas por que ajudar apenas as crianças brâmanes? Por que não ajudar todas as crianças? Por que não ajudar todas as que são pobres e famintas? Se vocês querem amar tanto a Deus, por que não limpam esse ghat ‘sagrado’ – que vocês dizem ser ‘o mais […]

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Looking through the Chagall Windows

Properly called the America Windows, they are what everyone in Chicago has called the Chagall Windows for as long as I can remember, and I was born some years before they were installed in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977. A tribute to a city and a nation from the great Russian-French-Jewish artist and […]

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The Logic of Faith

I have probably already supplied you with enough information to reinforce your belief that such a pilgrimage is yet another pointless act of religious craziness. But I would not be so quick to draw your sharp weapon of logic. You might discover it is much blunter than you had imagined.

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HAPPY MAHASHIVRATRI!

Smashing and DESTROYING things – the way I seem to have a talent for – exposes a truth that, like all truths, might be easily revealed, although it is not easily digested before becoming knowledge. It is an assimilation that takes time. Take a clay pot: Is it a pot or is it clay? Where […]

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Just because you cannot see the Order doesn’t mean there isn’t One

May I look at your books is a question I think that no one of my generation or older would make. It came from a younger friend, as if asking to read something secretive, like a diary. “Of course!” I responded. A quick scan resulted in wide eyes, “This is chaos!” “There is no such […]

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