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The Mystery of Consciousness
May 14, 2015 – 3:30 am | No Comment
The Mystery of Consciousness

Why on earth should all those complicated brain processes feel like anything from the inside?

Is Consciousness More than the Brain?
May 4, 2015 – 3:13 am | One Comment
Is Consciousness More than the Brain?

Today, perhaps the ultimate unsolved mystery of human life is: how and why does consciousness exist?

Piplantri Village Plants 111 Trees For Each Girl Born
April 20, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Piplantri Village Plants 111 Trees For Each Girl Born

A village in India is making sure that both girls and trees grow up strong and healthy.

Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit
March 30, 2015 – 12:30 am | One Comment
Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit

The phrases most heard on the streets here are “katham aasthi” (Sanskrit for how are you?) and “aham gachchami” (I am going).

Instant Gratification in an Impulse Society
February 26, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Instant Gratification in an Impulse Society

Every citizen in postindustrial society will eventually confront how to cope with a consumer culture almost too good at giving us what we want.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I
February 19, 2015 – 3:17 am | No Comment
The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I

Faced with the vast seas to be explored, the small band of professional translators of Sanskrit tend to feel like infants paddling on the Atlantic foreshore.

The Subtle Sensations of Faith
February 5, 2015 – 3:26 am | 5 Comments
The Subtle Sensations of Faith

“Faith cannot save you from the claims of reason, except insofar as it preserves and protects that wonderful, terrible time when reason, if only for a moment, lost its claim on you.”

We Aren’t the World
January 22, 2015 – 2:52 am | No Comment
We Aren’t the World

Cross-cultural studies that suggest that the “weird” Western mind is the most self-aggrandizing and egotistical on the planet: we are more likely to promote ourselves as individuals versus advancing as a group.

The Philosophy of Captivity
January 12, 2015 – 3:37 am | No Comment
The Philosophy of Captivity

Human exceptionalism sees humans as the only beings worthy of moral concern.

The Case for ‘Soft Atheism’
January 5, 2015 – 3:10 am | 4 Comments
The Case for ‘Soft Atheism’

If a “transcendent” should exist, all our categories for describing it are woefully inadequate.

The Dangerous American Myth of Corporate Spirituality
January 1, 2015 – 3:30 am | One Comment
The Dangerous American Myth of Corporate Spirituality

Every religion can get appropriated by the West’s consumerist ideology.