Here and Now

Oswald Chambers – Christian author, teacher and minister – was born in Scotland in 1874.  He wrote extensively with clarity and precision on discipleship and obedience to God in the Christian faith. Even though his teachings are directed to followers of Jesus, the essence of his teachings is universal.  He does not mince words. And… Continue reading Here and Now

Smile at Fear

In today’s ongoing pandemic culture, fear has taken on a whole new meaning. As people of faith, we are expected to handle ourselves in the face of adversity and fear with calm and courage, but it can become an endurance test for even the most faithful when circumstances persist. In the following article, the beloved American Buddhist nun and author, Pema Chodron, offers a perspective on dealing with fear and anxiety that is relevant to the uncertainty many are facing in our changing world.

Be a Light

Whether big or small, any light is better than darkness.  Think of the stars in the sky.  There are millions of them and however small each one appears to be,  they leave us speechless in their beauty when strewn across the sprawling canvas of a night sky.  Not to mention, the patterns they create have… Continue reading Be a Light

The Four Yogas of Vedanta

The following excerpt from Principles and Purpose of Vedanta by Swami Paramananda (1884-1940), outlines the 4 Yogas that have as their highest aim: union with the Divine. It is intended as a companion piece to “The Wisdom of Vedanta”, posted on 06/02/2021. “The practical part of the teaching of Vedanta is called Yoga, which literally… Continue reading The Four Yogas of Vedanta

The Wisdom of Vedanta

“As the different streams, having their sources in different places, all mingle their waters in the great sea; similarly, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, however divergent they may appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee, O Lord.”1 – Sanskrit Hymn Swami Paramananda (1884-1940), a disciple of the great Swami Vivekananda… Continue reading The Wisdom of Vedanta