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Buddha, Supreme Exemplar of Compassion

Buddha-Bodhisattva

It was the first full moon day in May when Buddha was born, reached enlightenment and left his mortal body. We are honoring this supreme exemplar of compassion and service with the following tribute

Easter – Awakening to Resurrection

dove in flight

By Paul Hourihan, edited by Anna Hourihan In Christian lands the great festival of Easter is observed, celebrating the spring season and commemorating the Resurrection of Christ—a celebration of both Spring and Spirit. The symbolism of

The Greatest Democrat – Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

March 26 is the 125th anniversary of the death of Walt Whitman, the great American poet of the 19th century. According to Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman was the greatest democrat the world had

Christmas – The Birth of a Divine Principle

Birth of a Jesus theSavior

CHRISTMAS—the birth of more than a man—a savior, a Divine Principle is embodied in the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the Soul… the Divine come to earth to show man what man is

NO ONE CAN BE LOST

prodigal son

by Paul Hourihan, edited by Anna Hourihan The scriptures are our highest literature. But how could we revere any scripture that propagates the idea that some will be saved, and some will be lost? Christ’s

MEDITATION – THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE!

By Paul Hourihan/ed. Anna Hourihan   Going away on vacation is wonderful! There is only one fault with it—we bring ourselves along. We can get away from our jobs, but we can’t get away from

HONORING THE BUDDHA

HONORING THE BUDDHA

Buddha: THE BODHISATTVA by Paul Hourihan Buddha has given us the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, but the most valuable legacy he has left us is himself—his incomparable personality: his profound, unique compassion for humanity. He is the

A TRIBUTE TO MOTHER

Mother Day

by Paul Hourihan, edited by Anna Hourihan The mother is still the center of the family and the central figure of society despite the radical changes in our society in the past fifty years. On her depends

EASTER AND THE LAW OF BEING

Easter Lily with Cross

An Easter Essay by Paul Hourihan, edited by Anna Hourihan Truly I say to you, If a seed of grain does not go into the earth and come to an end, it is still a