Philosophy

The Uncluttered Mind, The Unfettered Soul

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“What makes the bed of a Torah scholar? Nothing is found under it except sandals in the summer and shoes in the rainy season…By contrast, the bed of an unlearned person looks like a...

LOST CHRISTIANITY

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Preface to the J.P. Tarcher Edition Do you wish to know God? Learn first to know yourself. –Abba Evagrius the Monk Never in recent memory has the world been at once so deeply drawn toward religion and...

What is God? by Jacob Needleman: Q&A

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1. What new perspective can you bring to the tired debates between atheists and believers about the existence of God? Is there another way to approach this argument? In the present debates both sides tend to treat...

The Conscious Body: Notes on the Garment of the Buddha

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In the National Museum of New Delhi there exists a life-sized statue of the Buddha, the Awakened One, draped in a clinging, transparent robe. With its fine radiance of curved, geometrically spaced folds, the...

I Am a Seeking Mess

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by Ronald Pies MD The French polymath and mystic, Blaise Pascal, famously described the human being as a “thinking reed”. (His observation begins, “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but...

Everyday Exile Project for Tibetan Exiles

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Everyday Exile Project is a platform which allows Tibetans in exile anywhere in the world to share their personal stories, in words and images, with an online readership with the eventual goal of sharing these stories...

Series on the Bahá’í Faith Part 6: Bahá’í Life and Laws

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This is the sixth post in a series about the Bahá’í Faith, written by Daniela Kantorova and myself. Previous posts have introduced the Bahá’í Faith, discussed the life of its Founder, Baha’u’llah, the life...

Series on the Baha’i Faith Part 5: The Covenant

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This is the next post in the series introducing the Bahá’í Faith. The previous post dealt with the life of the Báb. This post will talk about the concept of the Covenant, and life...

Series on the Baha’i Faith, part 4: The Life of the Bab

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This is the fourth post in the series on the Bahá’í Faith. In the first post we discussed the situation of the Bahá’ís in Iran, and the subsequent post talked about some essential teachings...

Series on the Bahá’í Faith Part 3: Life of Bahá’u’lláh

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This is the next post in the series on the Bahá’í Faith. In the first post we discussed the situation of the Bahá’ís in Iran, and the subsequent post talked about some essential teachings...