Featured Articles In This Issue


Understanding the Battlefield of the Mind
by Sam Chase

At least 2,200 years old, the Bhagavad Gita is a poem at the center of a larger epic called the Mahabharata, one of the world’s largest stories, in which kings and queens intermingle and intermarry with gods and goddesses, with an abundance of intrigue, betrayal, and sacrifice along the way.



Marching with Gandhi
by Ellen Mahoney

I wondered what Gandhi would think of Earth now, with so many people peacefully walking together. I remembered Gandhi’s dedication to his key concepts of ahimsa and satyagraha, and wondered about their meaning and relevance today in our modern turbulent world.



Be Like Melting Snow
by Rasoul Shams

“Melting snow” refers to a state of consciousness which Buddhists call nirvâna and Sufis call fanâ. Both of these words (the first Sanskrit and the second Arabic) mean the “extinction” of the ego and its illusions, attachments, and miseries. How does this happen?