|10 Ramana Maharishi and Buddhist Nondualism
by Lex Hixon
An enlightened and mutually beneficial comparison between four religious paths of Indian nondualism — Madyamika, Yogachara, Advaita Vedanta, and Vajrayana Buddhism — in the light of the example of a great contemporary Rishi, Ramana Maharshi.
14 The Tao – The Way of Life
by Beverly Daggett
The Tao, or Way of Life, along with its sister schools of Confucianism and Buddhism, is integral to the Chinese culture. This in-depth examination reveals the roots of the Tao to be both ancient and long-lived.
18 God Who Cares
by Swami Aseshananda
Our “God Who Cares” is the Divine Mother of the Universe, in tandem with Her radiant sons and daughters. Here, Swami Aseshanandaji, direct disciple of Holy Mother, salutes Her in terms of the divine life, which Her votaries attain and adhere to.
27 Comprehending Nonorigination
by Babaji Bob Kindler
Advaita Vedanta exudes many great axioms, the main two among them being Aparinama (nontransformation) and Ajativada (nonorigination).
34 An Invitation to the Path of Love
by Sheikh Muzaffer Effendi
With these gracious words, Muzaffer Effendi fills a very important gap in our education as a culture, expressing the beauty, richness, and depth of Islam and what it gifts to the world — love — the original face of Islam.
37 The Dharma-door of Nonduality
by Tenzin Robert Thurman
Via kind permission, this English translation of chapter nine of this famous sutra graces the pages of Nectar, complementing admirably Kumarajiva’s well-known Chinese translation.
|40 Emptiness & Compassionate Action
by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
In a clear expose on the fine points of Karma Yoga, venerable Ponlop Rinpoche reveals why attenuation of the ego is most crucial before attempting to implement the higher teachings and practices of the dharma.
46 Jainism: Part 2 – Ahimsa
by Swami Brahmeshananda
In this second part of an ongoing series on Jainism, the revered swami continues to reveal the essence of this most sensitive and gentle of religions, concentrating particularly on the principle of ahimsa, nonviolence.
52 Ever Free, Never Bound
SRV Association’s prison outreach is reaching many souls living in difficult and often desperate situations, as this article by a previously incarcerated SRV devotee illustrates.
55 Rationalism and God
by Professor Larry Herzberg
The principles of logic and rationale in Western Philosophy are familiar to the ancient paths and cultures of the East, as are the tools for mental and intellectual analysis which they utilize for the purpose of drawing nearer to Truth.
60 The Search for Truth
by Dr. Sharad Chandra
From the Vedas, many millenia before Christ, to Shankara in more recent times, the search for Truth has characterized India’s religion and its philosophies.
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