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There are basically two distinct schools of Christian thought: The Aristotelian-Thomistic school and the Augustinian-Franciscan school.
The Aristotelian-Thomistic school teaches that animals are here for our pleasure—they have no independent purpose. We can eat them; torture them in laboratories – whatever we feel is necessary for our survival. Most modern Christians embrace this form of their religion.
The Augustinian-Franciscan school, however, teaches that all living beings…Continue
If there is one thing absolute in this world it is that food has the power to unite. And the recent floods that devastated parts of the Balkans is a case in point. People from all ethnicities are reaching out to help their "brothers" and "sisters." Using the purest food (prasadam) to create peace and unity in the world is Food for Life's primary mission. We are not a hunger relief organization, per se, but rather a network of projects aimed at addressing the root cause of hunger, and in…Continue
A few years ago I decided to write a book on billiards and incorporate some of the wisdom I gained from living the life of a monk. There is nothing wrong with following your passion and one of my life ling passions has been billiards. So I wrote a book called the YOGA of POOL. One recent review from a customer:
"The author clearly defines areas of one's inner workings of the body and mind such that the readers will is brought to the surface for…Continue
Habits are something we all have. They can haunt us like a wicked ghosts hanging on our back, or just be little annoyances like the occasional mosquito on a starry night. Whatever the case may be, they are often not beneficial to hold on to. Especially, when we consider how transient this world is and how frivolous life can be.
Those little habits that we have carried for decades can sometimes bite us where it hurts, and all we can do is slump our shoulders and wonder why we have…Continue