Tag Archives: Religions of the World

Sacred Places. . . . Cordaba

This site has been a sacred site since ancient Roman times in Spain. It was a Roman Temple to the goddess Janus who was the double headed goddess. Next it was converted to a Christian church dedicated to St. Vincent … Continue reading

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Tolerance, Respect, and Peace

This is the perfect  example for the spirit of tolerance and respect for practices you may not follow either as a person of faith or  a person of no faith. You might recognize cites I have mentioned: Amritsar. home of … Continue reading

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“Beyond” Varanasi, India. . . . . . Sadhu Documentary

I love when this happens on WordPress.  A  very talented  blogger, Seta Rasa,http://sitarasa.com/ sent me this amazing video of three young photographers in Varanasi filming Sadhus. I know it is long, but for those of you who are interested, here … Continue reading

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Motley Crew

Namaste! The Sadu, who is dressed in the Hindu color of saffron was wondering the streets of Varanasi when I met him.  Varanasi is considered the oldest continuously inhabited city, 9000 years old)  on earth by the Hindus.  With archaeologists … Continue reading

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The Jain Religion

These are Jain monks with their mouths covered because of their belief in total  non-violence towards all living things. The orthodox Jains cover their mouths so as not to inadvertently swallow a living organism. Some  have a sweeper who walks … Continue reading

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To Veil or Not to Veil ?

  This is not a woman seen in Gujurat but in Rajasthan.  We are used to seeing Muslim women with their faces covered but not Hindu women.  The question of why , was asked of Vikram, our guide in Jodhpur. … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s Birthday !

I usually don’t have writer’s block, because I tell my stories and write just like a speak,  as one of the students pointed out. I think the hesitation is due to the fact that this event has moved up to … Continue reading

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