Self Punishment

    Today, most consider those who feel it is necessary to punish themselves, usually for religious reasons, are a little crazy.  We have probably all seen pictures of cults in some countries who beat themselves and stick hooks into their bodies, etc. on certain days important to their religion.  Even in modern Christianity, we have in…

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Protect the Gulf of Mannar

    On my recent visit to a Hindu temple, one of the guest speakers was Dr. Kusam Vyas who spoke about the Gulf of Mannar and the efforts to protect it and the Ram Sethu (also known as Adam’s Bridge).  Ram Sethu is a chain of shoals between the Indian island of   Rameswaram and Mannar in Sri…

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Thrill Seekers

    In the past few weeks one man died from the famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and more recently, a young surfer died in Los Angeles when twenty foot waves threw him onto the rocks.  So why do we keep seeing so many people, mostly young people, seeking thrills in these dangerous ways?  The…

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Arts and Artists

    One thing that struck me on my recent trip to Greece was that much ancient art, in Greece, Rome and other ancient civilizations, is just as good as the art of some of the finest Renaissance artists.  Yet, while the subject of many of these ancient statues is known, the artist is not.  It seems…

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