Lack of basic science literacy and the desire and tendency to copy western cultural practice has lead to, in Nepal, adoption of some questionable practices. This particular one is the celebration of birthdays but with Roman candles on the cake and use of foam spray even in the presence of naked flame! Why are they an issue? Roman candles contain toxic chemicals and canister sprays, in the presence of naked flame, is highly highly flammable!
Spirituality, I believe, is one’s duty/responsibility to oneself.
I was part of the funeral rites and rituals of a relative who died recently. Being the first time I had ever participated in the activities, I learned how little I knew about our own funeral rites and rituals, and by extension our ethnic-Tibetan Mustang culture and traditions.
This is for those interested in information about vaccines and more specifically for the anti-vaxxers.
President Obama has a bowl full of things people have given to him some of which he carries in his pocket to remind him of the people who gave them to him, what they mean and, when necessary, to inspire him to do the best he can.
I on the other hand have been given something else by those that I have met in my travels around the world, all of which I carry all the time!
How important is where Buddha was born? Isn't it enough that he was born? Is where he was born more important than his Dharma?
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