Issue #8



Table of Contents for #8

7 The Nectar of Advaitic Instruction
Questions from our Readers 13 Great is Peace
by Rabbi Rami Shapiro
A nondualist Rabbi speaks out personally and traditionally on the multi-faceted, many-tiered subject of peace, using the 2500 year old Talmud, a compendium of rabbinic insight and teaching.

15 Peace the Vedantic Way
by Swami Brahmeshananda
Though the Vedic scriptures and luminaries certainly saluted and praised peace at all levels of existence – cosmic, terrestrial, social, collective – the greatest emphasis was always placed at the individual level.

17 Notes on Gandhi
by Devendra Oza
Mahatma Gandhi has exercised profound influence over peoples of all nations. This gracious look back at this unique holy man provides both fond memories and substantial teachings for all.

18 The Grace of a Peaceful Mind
by Medhakendra – Shannon Pernetti
As the practices and principles of spirituality percolate deeper into the individual and collective mind of Western culture, therapists and counselors are noticing the salubrious effect of meditation and other spiritual practices on the lives and minds of clients and patients – and are taking to them themselves.

19 An Antinomy of Progress
by Dr. Sharad Chandra
Is the “literacy” of science preferable to the condition of natural peace we enjoyed before the onslaught of technology, or can the two be harmoniously integrated in a world based upon equality and justice for all?

20 The Role of Peace in Healing
by Bhavatarini Ma – Jocelyne M. Nielsen, R.N.
The esteemed art of Holistic healing is more than just catering to the body with health fads and cosmetic concerns. The importance of mental peace based upon spiritual practice and realization is key to its successful application, and thus its emphatic need.

22 Peace and Nonviolence
by Babaji Bob Kindler
War and violence are inevitable in the realm of relative existence, yet war is unacceptable to the peacemakers, and even a righteous war is a contradiction in terms. Simultaneously holding these truths, we must search for the causes of violence in human nature – subtle causes which are the instigators of negativity.

25 The Peace of Christ
by Gabrielle Chavez
The image of Christ as an embodiment of Love is an increasingly popular theme in today’s circle of Christian devotees and practitioners, healing wounds caused by Theologistic assumptions of the past.

27 Hearing Vedanta: Shantih – Peace
by Annapurna Sarada
Words of peace based upon perseverance and patience, underscored wonderfully with pellucid quotes by the precious Holy Mother, Sri Sarada Devi.