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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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China Says Dalai Lama Must Reincarnate, What Would Jesus Blog, Many Paths Lead to Spirituality…

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Have a blessed day! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“Regardless of our internal weather-our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions-our breathing is always with us like a faithful friend. Whenever we feel carried away, sunk in a deep emotion, or caught in thoughts about the past or the future, we can return to our breathing to collect and anchor our mind.”

From: Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices
By Thich Nhat Hanh


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. New York Times: White House Seeks to Allay Muslims’ Fears on Terror Hearings
“As a Republican congressman prepares to open hearings on the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser visited a mosque here on Sunday to reassure Muslims that “we will not stigmatize or demonize entire communities because of the actions of a few.”

2. Reuters: China Says Dalai Lama Must Reincarnate, Can’t Pick Successor
“Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not have a right to choose his successor any way he wants and must follow the historical and religious tradition of reincarnation, a Chinese official said on Monday.”

3. Non Prophet Status: What Would Jesus Blog?
“Earlier this week, our friend Chris Stedman, a secular humanist and a leading voice for the involvement of the nonreligious in interfaith cooperation, was the target of an open letter written by Frank Turk, contributor to a Christian blog “PyroManiacs”. We wanted to respond – not because a response was invited, but because we are Evangelical Christians, we disagree with the approach to religious difference that particular Christians have taken, and because we are offended by the idea that someone representing Jesus Christ would make some of the statements that were made…”

4. Norris Burkes: Many Paths Lead to Spirituality
“There are two reasons I don’t use my column to proselytize. First, aside from the fact that I wouldn’t have a column if my editors thought I was using it to spread my own version of the Gospel, there is a simpler reason: I write a spiritual column, not a religious one.”

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