SUMMER 2017 VOL. 29 NO. 2
|LOC Back Issue Vol. 29 NO. 2 Mind, Mantra & Enlightenment|
2. MIND, MANTRA AND ENLIGHTENMENT
by SWAMI AMAR JYOTI. Although intellect separates the phenomena from the Absolute, in truth it is all one. Consciousness when active is called mind; when still it is merged in the Source.
10. WHAT I BELIEVE
by EDWARD VILJOEN. I believe that we are creative and incredibly powerful, and that we are waking up to use our creative power for good more and more every day.
12. UNDERSTANDING THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND
by SAM CHASE. Krishna’s teachings in the Bhagavad Gita reveal how the practice of classical yoga draws together all the aspects of oneself for the goal of self-realization.
18. MARCHING WITH GANDHI
by ELLEN MAHONEY. Gandhi’s application of the Vedic principles of satyagraha (nonviolence), ahimsa (love) and satya (truth) is an inspiration for protecting human rights today.
21. THE COURAGE TO BE PRESENT
by KAREN KISSEL WEGELA. Meditation, visualization, breathing, humor, and practicing compassionate presence are ways to maintain calm and equilibrium in these challenging times.
24. QUANTUM ACTIVISM: THE IMPORTANCE OF WHOLENESS
by AMIT GOSWAMI, PH.D. The quantum worldview lets us integrate the best of scientific materialism—the importance of the world—with the best of spiritual traditions.
26. FOR LOVE OF THE DARK ONE
TRANSLATIONS BY ANDREW SCHELLING. Born a princess in India in 1498, Mirabai was a saint, a poet-songstress, and a rebel against the social and religious conventions of her day.
29. BE LIKE MELTING SNOW
by RASOUL SHAMS. Rumi declares that to attain Enlightenment we must “Be like melting snow”—the state of emptiness, love, joy, journey, and homecoming.
32. THE FOREVER WISDOM OF DR. WAYNE DYER
by DR. WAYNE DYER. Timeless wisdom, transforming practices, and a touching true story remind us that we are all one.
36. HASIDIC TALES OF WONDER-FILLED ENLIGHTENED SOULS
by RABBI ALLEN S. MALLER. Soul-stirring stories from the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Shmuel Arieh and Rabbi Yaakov Yitzhak remind us how we can uplift each other and thereby uplift our entire world.
by SWAMI AMAR JYOTI. Hanuman was the epitome of devotion, the embodiment of Ram Consciousness—a fully realized Soul.
42. REMEMBERING SOJOURNER TRUTH: 19th Century Pioneer for Human Rights
by SITA STUHLMILLER. Sojourner Truth’s unshakable faith and God-given mission propelled her into becoming the conscience of the nation.
50. SURELY THEY DO
POEM BY DANIEL LADINSKY. “Does every creature have a soul?”
64. KNOWING OTHERS...KNOWING YOURSELF
WISDOM BY LAO TZU.
46. Books, Books for Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema
51. Tools for Your Journey
Butterfly: Nikkytok | Fotolia.com
Be Like Melting Snow: Dennis | Fotolia.com
Understanding the Battlefield of the Mind: Lucian Milasan | Dreamstime.com
Marching with Gandhi: V.S. Anandha Krishna | Dreamstime.com
Cover image: Hanhanpeggy | Dreamstime.com