Today is a family reunion. And, as at all family reunions, some of the guests and celebrants are close relatives and know each other very well. Others are distant relations and may just be getting to know each other or may not even have met. As at any family reunion, some of the guests may...
I originally posted this as a reply to a topic, but after some thought i decided to make this as a new topic so that every member, visitor could read it and perhaps feel inspired to help make a change. I felt it was really important to get this message across to you all.
Envision this: A World...
Flowers have petals and each petal is an individual.
Trees have leaves and each leaf is an individual.
Humanity has people and each person is an individual.
The petal and leaf separate from the rest of the flower or tree wither and die.
We do not stand alone.
We individuals are a...
Sikhism talks about the "oneness" of humanity. Guru Nanak Dev ji was against distinguishing between people on the basis of "religion."
Has Sikhi strayed from this path by trying so hard to assert itself as a distinctive identity?
Here is a verse from SUTTA NIPATA IV.16:
" 'A monk, mindful,
his mind well-released,
contemplating the right Dhamma
at the right times,
the Blessed One said."
I have come across people making statements that "oneness" has no place in orthodox...