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Amma: The Hugging Saint Amma is in New York City this weekend (July 5 - 7) so we are revisiting our resources about her incredible service. Amma, meaning "Mother," was born in India in a small fishing village in 1953. …
Follow the Grain Hindu Wisdom The last things you read about, or think about, or see on television, will follow you into your sleep and color your dreams. — Eknath Easwaran in Seeing with the Eyes of Love W…
A Fresh Look By Nimai Agarwalfor in The God issue. I was born into a spiritual family. My parents practiced Vaishnavism, a monotheistic sect of Hinduism based on worship of Krishna, the Supreme. As a result, …
A Prayer Giving Thanks for the Pioneers of Multifaith Practice We are reading more and more articles about people creating their own religions by taking what they find of value from different wisdom traditions. It has been reported that almost half of all Ameri…
The Most Punctual Man In India Mahatma Gandhi's Ingersoll pocket watch was among the few material possessions he left behind. It signaled him to go to bed, shortly after midnight, and it was there when he arose at 4 a.m. On the d…
Warm Cheeks By Husnaa Hashim in the KidSpirit Human Dignity issue. I don't want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music, and this dawn, and the warmth of your cheek against mine. …
Two Traditions: A Multitude of Symbols By Sanya Kochhar in the KidSpirit Numbers & Symbols issue. India is a composite culture, an amalgam of heirlooms left by the various civilizations, empires, and religions born here. Aside fro…
Evolving Gender Roles in the Vedas By Nimai Agarwal for KidSpirit's The Soul of Gender Issue. For those who don’t know, the Vedas are ancient Hindu scriptures, a vast collection of knowledge that stretches over many subjects, co…
Celebrating Diwali By Prerna Chaterjee for KidSpirit’s Rituals and Traditions issue. The autumn sun warmed up my bare arms and legs. Looking up, I saw the turquoise sky and the ragged clouds. I walked to the othe…