Altars across religions and time

One of the things that is similar across many religions and spiritual movements is the use of altars. Altars have been used since very early times. Especially in earlier polytheistic societies such as Mesopotamia, over 2000 deities could have an altar dedicated to them in urban areas. In early Judaism, altars made of carved rock…

About Heaven

“I lifted up my eyes to see the Heaven. I saw it not. I closed my eyes to feel the Heaven. I felt it not. I thought of God. To my widest surprise, God said that I am not only the Heaven but His Heaven.” ~ Sri Chinmoy Heaven, Nirvana, Walhalla, Utopia, Samsara, Shamayim, Jannah,…

10 of my favourite spiritual poems

I have a great love for poetry. I therefore love the Sufi tradition of using poetry to express our relation to the divine.
In this post I share 10 of my favourity spiritual themed poems. I would love to hear about your favourite poem!

Mother Teresa (26 aug 2010 – 5 sep 1997)

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere…

Truth is…

I have always been out there searching for the truth. More recently I have been pondering about what ‘truth’ means. There are a lot of people, preaching that they know ‘the truth’. But what is that, what is ‘truth’? There are a few things I know about truth. First, each of us knows their own…