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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

One year completion: Report

By Moderator

Happy New Year!

It was about one year ago we began this blog and since then there has been some significant interest and contribution from many people. A report on how this blog was received by all is being given here. This is being done mainly to disseminate the fact that your articles and comments are being widely read.

The total number of visits in 2013 was 7705 (excluding the visits by moderator). Sometimes these visits are by internet bots and even if we consider a conservative estimate of 50% as spurious visits, over 3600 visits in a year of its inception is still a pleasant surprise (i.e. an average of 10 per day).

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Universal Archetypes Applied to Religion

by Charles Feldman (Prana)

Political tendencies may support liberty (the libertarians), equality (the communists) and solidarity (the reactionaries). Most religions contain all three of these archetypal values. 

The Dharmic religions seek the ultimate liberty in freedom from the finite, or living with God eternally, while the Semitic religions preach free will to accept or reject God's scripture, which leads to the freedom of eternal heaven if accepted. The Buddha preached liberty when he said we should each be lamps unto ourselves.