I assure you that, in human history, no institutions, whether they are nations or political parties, schools or hospitals, families or armies, effectively display or ever will perfect the practice of their principles.
I seemed like the wrong kind of Jew to be there, sitting among Muslims, Sikhs and Jewish-Voice-for-Peace-niks discussing how to combat Islamophobia as allies to the Muslim community. I wasn’t surprised by anyone’s surprise, but I was saddened.
I have heard it said that "The fact that 1984 happened, the fact that we had to deal with these massive challenges, made us a better community, a bigger community and a more successful community." I hope and pray that it is so.
The ultimate goal is not to insist on using loaded words, but to stop further persecution. To that end Sikh activists may be justified in continuing to press the Indian government for greater justice for 1984.
In this ever-changing world there are timeless principles at work, sometimes beneath the surface, sometimes quite apparent. There are also special creations, enduring pieces of art, that reflect these principles in a way that captures our imagination and turns our attention inward.
If you want to meditate, begin with your breath. Slow your breath down.
Your eyes have to be closed, otherwise you will be distracted. Sit up tall, and relax your shoulders. Then become aware of your breath.
Beging thinking ...
The legendary love-birds ‘chakva’ and ‘chakvi’ – are male and female orange-brown ducks. They are known for their love for the sun. In poetic references, when the sun sets, they feel that they have been separated from their partner who might be right next to them.
In a world divided by sectarian discord, SikhsPAC seeks to promote understanding and cooperation among Americans of all cultures including Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, Buddhist and Hindus within the United States and across the globe.
Because of the value of human life, suicide is a great tragedy. So that soul has to begin its journey again. That means going through all 8.4 million incarnations.
The bottom line is you have to do the work.