Realm of the Hungry Ghosts (Bhavacakra Pt. III)

  Their skin is sunken, their ribs protrude. Narrow limbs on an otherwise distended body. Heads bob on a long, thin neck. These, my friends, are the pretas, the hungry ghosts. They wander, ceaselessly, seeking gratification. They hunger, they thirst. They starve. They want satisfaction. These, my friends, are the pretas, the hungry ghosts. In Buddhism, the … More Realm of the Hungry Ghosts (Bhavacakra Pt. III)

Does the culture you live in shape how people go crazy?

Does the culture you live in shape how poeple go crazy? By Susannah Cahalan August 31, 2014 | 1:00am Modal Trigger Photo: Everett Collection Madness is universal. Globally, rates of schizophrenia, for example, have remained constant over the past 50 years, affecting on average one out of every 285 people. This might vary (urban areas … More Does the culture you live in shape how people go crazy?

99 Names of Allah: 26-29

Sami’ and Basir Both Names relating to sensory experience, I will begin today’s post treating them together in brief. Meaning “divine hearing,” Sami’ is “hearing in the sense of hearing everything without limits, both in detail and as a totality…so that you might hear the sounds of God’s signs and hear all sounds as sacred” (Meyer … More 99 Names of Allah: 26-29