The Art of Living

Creating a sustainable lifestyle

If you happened to be an outsider looking in on this world and all its lifeforms, you would see that the human population has become excessive to the point where it is destroying the environment that it depends on for its existence. If we carry on like this for another generation or so, humanity and most other species will become extinct. Life on earth will carry on without us and do very well, therefore we need to adopt a lifestyle that sustains and celebrates life instead of destroying life.

“Once joy is your constant companion, you are no more an issue in your life. After that, life is a journey of endlessly unfolding celebration and discovery.”

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The New Face of Sexism

The perverse logic that women are always right

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After an incident on June 6, 2016 a man was later convicted (march 2018) in Belgium of sexism in a public place for the first time sparking fresh debate about sexism and a call for similar new laws in other countries.

Before jumping in, lets remember that sexism or gender discrimination is a prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s sex or gender but it mostly pertains to control, contempt, negativity or hostility towards women and girls. According to Belgium law, sexism is defined as “every gesture or deed” that is “clearly meant to express contempt of a person based on sex,” or considers a person inferior based on

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We Are What We Eat

Foods support us or weaken us

āhāras tv api sarvasya tri-vidho bhavati priyaḥ yajñas tapas tathā dānaṁ teṣhāṁ bhedam imaṁ śhṛiṇu (BV 17-7)

Sanskrit has three very key words that are critically important and must be understood to better support our lives and to know the attributes or Gunas of any phenomenon. Today we briefly overview foods from an enlightened perspective which are classified as Satvic, Rajasic and Tamasic.


āyuḥ-sattva-balārogya-sukha-prīti-vivardhanāḥ rasyāḥ snigdhāḥ sthirā hṛidyā āhārāḥ sāttvika-priyāḥ (BV 17-8)

Satvic is Sat, Satya or essence of truth as in the Latin Sativus or noble which is derived from Satya. Sativus or Satvik qualities represent higher self, divine [ilaahi of Farsi that comes

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The role of the Divine Feminine

Lalita Devi is a divine feminine archetype needing urgent and greater recognition. She is the representation of Shakti in Form. She is aliveness in the most juicy way because of her ability to facilitate the unblocked flow of life. She is Shrichakra Raja nilaya- Lalitha Devi, the divine mother.

There are many representations of Devi as the divine mother, the mother of all mothers and the creative energy of life which gives life to new life. Like all mothers, this energy desires expression in life and it also desires that all life coexist in harmony. We can see this in our mothers today are they will work their fingers to the bone and keep

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Defining the Creative Force

How different religions and ideologies define the Creative Force – aka God

Religions-of-the-world By Tsuyoshi Nagano

ब्रह्मैवेदममृतं पुरस्तात् ब्रह्म पश्चात् ब्रह्म उत्तरतो दक्षिणतश्चोत्तरेण । अधश्चोर्ध्वं च प्रसृतं ब्रह्मैवेदं विश्वमिदं वरिष्ठम् ॥ 2.2.11. Translated it says: I am in the east, the west, I am above [North] and below [South], I am this entire Cosmos as recorded in VEDIC Scripture from a time when there were no organized religions.

But what all religions that came much later say: “God is omnipresent (present in all particles) in it’s un-manifest aspect & is always present all around us. This omnipresent God consists of knowledge & knows everything about this whole world & also knows about all the people

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Questioning Islam

Tough Questions & Honest Answers about the Muslim Religion

By Peter Townsend

Many questions are currently being asked about the place of Islam in the modern world. Among these questions the most important one of all sometimes gets lost: Is Islam true? With his new book author Peter Townsend invites you to accompany him on a journey through the foundational texts of the Muslim religion. In the process the truth-claims of Islam will be respectfully, honestly and impartially evaluated. Along the way the following questions will be asked: -Can the traditional Islamic historical accounts be trusted? -Is the Qur’an a ‘Perfect Book, Perfectly Preserved’? -Was Muhammad indeed a ‘Beautiful Pattern of Conduct’?

The answers to

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Polygamy under Islam

A base herd instinct

A religion’s purpose is to connect with God but Islam does anything but that. Instead it teaches men to abuse children, women and encourages slavery and above all treat them in the most inhuman way possible. Obviously social pictures of a few rich and famous show bejewelled women who look very lavish but the reality is very very different inside the veil.

Majority of Muslim women, as much as 89% suffer more than any other women born under any other social system or so called religious faith. On surface and text books, news media and public statements talk of great love and peace and nobility towards women. However the reality is that women are considered

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Feminism Redefined

Celebrate the Goddess

We have lived for several thousand years as a predominantly patriarchal society creating forms of injustice that have always been apparent. Yet populations are coerced and indeed many times forced to adhere to the patriarchal and commercial ideologies that continue to govern human life.

From this injustice the woman’s movements have arisen and successfully lobbied for equal rights, but this has been limited to the physical, the material world gaining women equal opportunities and payment in the workplace along with other social and political benefits. Woman’s movements to date have done little to achieve actual woman’s liberation, they have simply opened a floodgate so they have more physical and intellectual freedom.

Like men, women are identifying

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It’s All About Muhammad

A Biography of the World’s Most Notorious Prophet

By F. W. Burleigh

Why all the car bombs, beheadings, and mass murders in the Middle East? Why the relentless killing of non-Muslims throughout the world by the followers of Muhammad’s religion? Why Boston, Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, Orlando, and, Nice, and now . . . ?

Author F. W. Burleigh draws on an academic, investigative, and literary background to bring forth this penetrating look at what is behind it all. Burleigh’s interest in Islam was sparked by the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11. The question guiding his studies was, “Why is there so much violence connected with this religion?” After a line-by-line scrutiny of 20,000

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Tarek Fatah

A human rights and free speech advocate

Can we create a new category for people who are deprogrammed and have adhered to their spiritual self?

Tarek Fatah was born in Karachi on 20 November 1949 in a Punjabi family following partition. Trained in biochemistry, he became a reporter in Pakistan until imprisoned and banned. Since then he has gone on to become a Canadian writer, broadcaster, secularist and liberal activist.

Tarek Fatah is a founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and and has served as its communications officer and spokesperson. The MCC is an organisation charged to provide a voice to Muslims who support a “progressive, liberal, pluralistic, democratic, and secular society where everyone has the freedom of religion.


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Camel pose or extending backwards

Ustrasana is a beginner level back extension which is not to be confused with simply bending backwards as the name often implies. The whole idea is to extend and lengthen one’s spine upwards so that it can freely flex without creating any compression or discomfort in the spine.

The ease of performing this asana comes with the softening or lengthening of one’s front thigh muscles. As you go into the posture, avoid pushing the pelvis forwards. Before attempting this exercise, please read the page on bending backwards.


Place the feet and knees hip width apart with toes under as in the right image Place the hands on the hips and

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