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Written July 21st, 2007 with 2 Comments »

I have a huge and growing interest in Native Mexican Indian Tribes. Why? Well, my mother’s ethnic heritage is equal parts Native Mexican Indian (my grandfather) and Chamorro (my grandmother). My father is, for those of you wondering, Italian and German. I am still mystified as to what exactly my …

Written April 24th, 2007 with No Comments »

Bhakti Maarga (path) or Bhakti Yoga in Hinduism

Bhakti Maarga or Bhakti Yoga is a spiritual path of Sanatana Dharma wherein an intense devotion is offered to a personal god. Bhakti (share) is a thoroughly relational approach to one’s god. It is emotionally experiential, and built upon an active shared …

Written April 23rd, 2007 with 2 Comments »

1. What is Hinduism? How would you explain Hinduism to someone who knows nothing about it?

Hinduism is the third largest of our world’s religions, behind Christianity and Islam. The majority of adherents are in India, the original birthplace of Hinduism, circa 8000 BC. Hinduism does not claim a single …

Written April 05th, 2007 with No Comments »

I just completed a required research paper for my Judaism class. I mentioned it in an earlier post, but the point is so worth repeating: I am thrilled to be enrolled in a semester long seminary course re: Judaism that is actually facilitated by a Rabbi, and not a Christian. …

Written April 02nd, 2007 with No Comments »

Note: The following material is a compilation of random notes scribbled in preparation for a class presentation in a seminary course re: world religions. The presentation topic assigned concerns death, resurrection and judgment in Zoroastrianism. Basically, the subject is Zoroastrian eschatology. No, I am not a Zoroastrian sympathizer (one never …