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  1. spnadmin

    USA Yuba City Sikh Says California Gun Law Doesn't Let Him Practice His Religion !

    Gursant Singh Khalsa, a follower of the Sikh faith for 35 years in Yuba City, has filed a federal lawsuit against the State of California. http://now.msn.com/gursant-singh-khalsa-sikh-man-says-assault-weapons-ban-interferes-with-religion The suit claims the state is stopping him from...
  2. Ishna

    Malaysia Ministry Reclassifies Female Genital Mutilation As Medical Practice

    Debate is raging in Malaysia over Muslim female genital mutilation as the country's health ministry reportedly develops guidelines to reclassify it as a medical practice. In 2009, the Fatwa Committee of Malaysia's National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs ruled that "female circumcision"...
  3. spnadmin

    Buddhism Zen Practice Is Difficult And Dangerous

    by Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell The world we live in, and the very nature of our mind, push us to stay self-focused and self-protective. We are encouraged to widen our stance in the world by accumulating materials goods, and by pushing away people who are "not like us". We live our lives in a...
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    Hinduism Hinduism Teaches The Practice Of Humanity

    Here we have the prime directives in Sanatan Dharma(hinduism) 1) In The Bhagawad Gita, sloka 20, Chapter 10, Lord Krishna says, "I am the Self seated in the heart of all creatures. I am the beginning, the middle and the very end of all beings". All beings have, therefore to be treated...
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    God, Life And The Spiritual Practice Of Surrendering 'Complete Control'

    Rabbi Will Berkovitz Rabbi-in-Residence, Repair the World "Complete Control Matters." Read the poster at the Chicago airport. The copywriters know their audience because I suspect this belief in complete control is one many of us hold. And it is certainly one we desire. We want to be in...
  6. spnadmin

    Ardaas: Philosophy, Form & Practice (from Sikh Chic)

    Oftentimes, we miss the obvious. Until I read Dr. Jaswant Singh Neki's book, Ardaas: Darshan, Roop, Abhiyas some years ago, I had never paid much attention to the ardaas, treating it much like a routine that happened at the gurdwara, at a Sikh event or at a rite of passage. Reading the book...
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    USA Sikh Org On Clerk Attack: 'Americans Must Be Free To Practice Their Faith Without Fear'

    A national Sikh organization came out in support Tuesday of a Seattle convenience store clerk attacked in an apparent hate crime. According to police, 35-year-old Seattle resident Brock Stainbrook derided the Queen Anne clerk as being a terrorist after punching him in the head during...
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    India Maha Bar Council Opposes Written Test Rule For Law Practice

    Mumbai: The recently introduced rule of Bar Council of India, asking fresh law graduates to pass a written test for being eligible to practice law, has faced opposition from as many as 11 state Bar councils all over the country. This was disclosed at a press conference here today by Jayant...
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    Hinduism Yoga: Reaffirming The Transformational Practice's Hindu Roots

    Recently, a debate played out on the Washington Post's On Faith blog between Aseem Shukla, a physician who heads the Hindu American Foundation, and Deepak Chopra. The argument, which was also reported in Newsweek, began with Shukla's essay, "The Theft of Yoga," in which he lamented that the...
  10. spnadmin

    The Talking Stick (Native American Ethics And Practice)

    The Talking Stick Carol Locust, Ph.D. Native American Research and Training Center Tucson, Arizona[/left] (Tribal affiliation -- Eastern Band Cherokee) The talking stick has been used for centuries by many American Indian tribes as a means of just and impartial hearing. The talking stick...
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    Changes In Prayer And Practice

    Dear All, I have read the responses of all. I have seen Rehras changing as I was growing up from the lastv 62 years. It used to end up by "Bhaee Prapat" Raag Asa by Guru Arjan. Then Chaupee was added and later the Dohira & Swaeyaa from the chapter of Ram Avtar of DG was added and now there are...
  12. spnadmin

    Learn Punjabi Gurmukhi Alphabet, Practice Tips, From Billie Grosse The Font-maker

    Practice makes perfect . . . Start off by learning the alphabet, five letters at a time. Write them down and get the shapes, sounds and names correct before moving onto the next five - you don't have to be perfect, look at a score of 4/5 to start with. Then do a...
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    Philosophy Finding Beauty In A Broken World

    Finding Beauty in a Broken World Terry Tempest Williams Pantheon Books 10/08 Hardcover $26.00 ISBN: 9780375420788...
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    Sikh News Dera Followers Should Be Free To Practice Their Religion: Tandon (Indian Express Via

    Following incidents of clashes between Dera Sacha Sauda followers and Sikh groups, former minister and senior BJP leader Balramji Dass Tandon today said the general impression fast building up is that "perhaps the Punjab government has proclaimed an undeclared ban on all religious ceremonies of...
  15. Archived_Member16

    Beginning A Spiritual Practice

    Beginning a Spiritual Practice - The Importance of Beginning By Julie Redstone Often, the most difficult hurdle to overcome in a spiritual practice is the hurdle of beginning. For even though one has the best intentions to improve the quality of life and to deepen one's relationship with...
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    Practice The Guru's Teachings !

    This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Raamkalee on Pannaa 943 nau sr suBr dsvY pUry ] qh Anhq suMn vjwvih qUry ] swcY rwcy dyiK hjUry ] Git Git swcu rihAw BrpUry ] gupqI bwxI prgtu hoie ] nwnk priK ley scu soie ]53] shj Bwie imlIAY suKu hovY ] gurmuiK jwgY nId n sovY ] suMn sbdu AprMpir...
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    Hinduism Is Yoga Debased By Secular Practice? (Newhouse News Service)

    Millions of Americans are practicing yoga to improve flexibility, strengthen muscles and relieve stress. But they also are co-opting an ancient spiritual philosophy, many yoga experts contend. A sacred practice, they complain, is increasingly being debased and commercialized...
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    Patience, Do We Ever Practice Patience ?

    Human psyche perceives controlling five vices viz. ahamkaar, kaam, krodh, moh and maya, as being perhaps the five most difficult things to do, during our short stay on this planet. But the solution to controlling these vices, lies within ourselves only. Self-discipline comes from...
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