Monthly Archives: March 2018

Untouchable

We stayed at The Environmental Sanitation Institute in Gujarat.  This institute is part of the legacy of Ishwar Patel, a man who followed Gandhian principles to improve the lives of scavengers and untouchables. “As a volunteer for Gandhiji’s constructive movement, … Continue reading

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Intimacy beyond Identity

When I was a child, I went to Girl Scout Camp for two weeks every summer.  I remember wondering, “Will the other kids like me?  Will I fit in?”  For the most part, I got along fine. Now, pushing sixty, … Continue reading

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Prasad

“’Prasada’ literally means a gracious gift.  It is typically food that is first offered to a deity, saint, Perfect Master, or an avatar, and then distributed in His or Her name to their followers or others as a good sign.”   Those who ingest Prasad … Continue reading

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