When the Saint met the Sultan – A Spiritual Dialogue

When we hear the word “dialogue”, we may immediately think of two or more people talking with one another. Therefore, interfaith dialogue usually conjures up the image of people from different faiths coming together to have a conversation. While that image is partly correct, interfaith dialogue goes beyond having a conversation among people of different … More When the Saint met the Sultan – A Spiritual Dialogue

Fasting is Changing

I have written about withdrawal during Lent in my previous blog. In this blog I would like to talk about fasting. I understand this is already almost a week into the Lent season and I believe many of you who observe Lent have stopped eating your chocolate, watching your famous k-dramas or stop posting on Facebook … More Fasting is Changing

Withdrawing to a Lonely Place – a lenten reflection for believers and non-believers

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent for Catholic, Orthodox and mainstream Protestant Christians.  Lent is the 40 day fasting season for Christians to remember Jesus’s fasting in the wilderness for 40 days after his baptism. I always seek to universalize Jesus’ teachings and practices so that those of you who are not of … More Withdrawing to a Lonely Place – a lenten reflection for believers and non-believers

God has Escaped!

Originally posted on Om Salam:
I accepted Jesus at the age of 14 and told that I should keep Him in my Bible. I should build a castle using the verses from the Bible to put Jesus, my God in there. In that way, my faith in Him will be safe and I wouldn’t lose…

Pray for Satan

This quote reminds me of the teaching of Buddhism that makes Buddhism different from Christianity and Islam. Yes, Buddhism would encourage their followers to “pray” for Satan, in its own way. Buddhist’s teaching of ahimsa includes not harming evil. We should neutralize and transform evil instead of punish and banish it because if evil is … More Pray for Satan

All are Energy

Matter cannot be created nor destroyed. It can only be transformed. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed. It can only be transform According to physicists (which I am not), based on Einstein’s theory E=mc2, matter is condensed energy. Our world is made up of matter which is condensed energy. Energy is constantly vibrating so what … More All are Energy

God the Transcendence

That’s why we need to practice yoga and meditation to reconnect those fragmentations. The belief that God is outside of us has created a huge fracture and disconnection for humanity. Fractured people create fractured societies. I no need to elaborate because we all are experiencing it. We really need to reconnect with the God within … More God the Transcendence