Spiritual Symbols: Brothers

    Stories of two brothers, sometimes twins,  who oppose each other abound in myth and legends including religious ones.  Cain and Able in the Bible, Romulus and Remus who founded Rome according to legend, Osiris and Set from Egyptian mythology, Ormuzd and Ahriman in Zoroastrianism, Vritra and Indra from the Vedic tradition, and others.   The Caddo…

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Random Thoughts 4-25-2010

 I’ve hinted at, though I’ve never really explained that I am only a part-time minister (we use the term “lay minister” in the International Community of Christ) and I have a full-time secular job.  Now, the project I have been on for almost nine years is ending, and I am looking for a new job.  …

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Scripture: The Bhagavad Gita 8:9

The Lord is the supreme poet, the first cause, the sovereign ruler, subtler than the tiniest particle, the support of all, inconceivable, bright as the sun, beyond darkness. God is “subtler than the tiniest particle because He is not physical at all.  He is pure spirit, so He occupies no space while at the same…

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Using Willpower

    For those trying to develop their spiritual side, will power can be both a blessing and a curse.  Willpower can help you stick with a schedule of practicing your spiritual development techniques, reading the books, listening to spiritual music, etc.  On the other hand, a strong will usually results in a strong ego that wants…

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