Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, part 2

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The Ramayana as a guidebook for love. India is a land of great love stories and epic adventures and one of the greatest is the Ramayana, an epic poem on the scale of Homer’s The Odyssey, the Ramayana tells the story of Prince Rama, destined for the throne, who was unjustly exiled…

Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, part 1

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Retracing the Ramayana Through India, Historical Perspective India has two great epic stories in its history. One is theĀ Mahabharata and the other is the Ramayana. I first became aware of the story of the Ramayana through my ex. Rama is hiss idol, so I figured it was worth reading up on Rama’s…

The Chrysalis Stage

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Christian theology preached that God promises that everyone a place in heaven, unless of course, one sins or goes against God in one’s lifetime without begging for forgiveness. Hindu theology, on the other hand is very different. For Hindus, nothing is promised by God, instead one has to earn one’s reward through…

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

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A couple of days ago my daughter Elsa and I watched Cinderella for the umpteeth time. The movie begins with the song, “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes“. And listening to the song, and the familiar story that followed, got me thinkingā€¦ In our childhood we embrace the fairytale fantasy…

Power of Prayer

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On my flight to Santo Domingo I sat next to a very friendly young woman, still nearly a girl, who told me she was traveling with a group to do missionary work in the Dominican Republic. This was her second trip to the DR, the first being to the resort area of…