A little over a month ago, I had one of those ‘milestone’ birthdays . . . you know the kind . . . they’re the ones that end in a ‘0’. It didn’t bother me too much this time. Actually, I felt rather good about reaching that age at a time when people are saying, “You’re kidding! You’re that old?” So, although this was certainly a milestone, it wasn’t really a ‘biggie’ for me. For whatever reason, the ‘biggie’ was the BIG FIVE-O. That one hit me more than just a glancing blow. To be honest with you, I’m not entirely sure why that was. I’m wondering if one reason wasn’t that, no matter how you slice it, that probably marked a watershed point in my life. Who knows, but it’s highly likely that, at that time, I had more of life behind me than before me.
Buddha may deny the existence of gods, but he hasn’t ruled them out entirely. He believed in the existence of other worlds, mainly heaven and hell (which is also prevalent in Hinduism), and that these gods are merely angels populating the celestial worlds. In fact, in early Buddhist scriptures, he himself have ascended the heavens and met them himself.
So develop every aspect of yourself: ” Jesus grew in wisdom(mind) and stature(body), and in favor with God(spiritual) and men(social)” (Luke 2:52, NIV).
Plato studied under the teachings of Cratylus, who was a student of Heradeitus. He was famous for space news, which is based on fire being the basic material in the universe. Plato became friends with Socrates because his uncle Charmides happened to be a great friend of the philosopher. Socrates began teaching Plato, which opened up the door to his passion in politics.
And people sometimes ask me, “How can you be so fascinated by violence when you espouse peace”? (many if you may be already familiar with my work in prisons with victims and perpetrators of violence).
You will be amazed at the thoughts you have after learning about the Hmong hill tribes practice of burying the placenta in the house after birth, and then retrieving it when they die; do they know something we don’t in Western Cultures? Those who have observed this practice, actually came back thinking about it and not considering it superstition at all.
Om jewelry is very popular in Tibet, India, and Nepal, and it is gradually becoming more and more popular in the west as well. To wear om symbol jewelry means that the person wearing it is interested in Buddhism, or Hunduism, or that they understand what the ‘om’ symbol means. If you are interested in purchasing Tibetan om jewelry, or jewelry with the om symbol, please go to our Tibetan jewelry section.