Random Thoughts 12-27-2009

I hope everyone had a good Christmas.   Do you buy yourself a Christmas gift?  I usually do, one way or another.  This year, my coffee maker died a week before Christmas so I had to get myself a new one.  Now it’s time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions. I hope you remembered…

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Scripture: The Atma Upanishad 3 Excerpt

The supreme Self is neither born nor dies.He cannot be burned, moved, pierced, cut nor dried.Beyond all attributes, the supreme SelfIs the eternal witness, ever pure,Indivisible and uncompounded,Far beyond the senses and the ego.The supreme Self, the spiritual Self is immortal.  It cannot be killed, but it can be ignored or corrupted.  There are people…

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Healing Herbs: Marshmallow

Marshmallow!  That gooey whit stuff kids put on peanut butter sandwiches!  That’s a healing herb?    No, sorry kids.  That stuff is imitation marshmallow.  It doesn’t contain any of the real herb anymore.  I’m talking about the actual plant.  Real marshmallow is a plant found in swampy areas.  The roots, when boiled, produce a thick goo that…

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Merry Christmas

Some interesting Christmas traditions from around the world:  In Germany, a pickle ornament is put on the Christmas tree for good luck In Brazil, Santa enters the house through a window In Italy, rather than a  tree, a wooden pyramid is decorated with fruit A British tradition says that a wish made while stirring the…

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