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Review: Auspicious Good Fortune by Sumangali Morhall

Sumangali Morhall presents us with a conclusion that echoes the wisdom of ancient sages quoted within her very pages: to find a spiritual master and to follow the life of inner truth is the most auspicious path of all. Auspicious Good Fortune is the highly recommended tale of that search, and furthermore, the tale of what is found.

Richard Nixon’s Meaning of Life

The 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon, on a television screen. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
History hasn’t been kind to President Nixon, and were you looking for insight into the meaning of life, his door would not be the first you would open. Maybe however it should be, for when he gives his version of the oft-ignored truism that money will not buy you happiness, you would be wise to […]

Nowhere Else on Earth

It seems I’ve been away from New Zealand long enough now that I am beginning to experience New Zealanders as the rest of the world does. That is disarmingly open and friendly — even innocent — and not the less charitable qualities I might once have assigned. My debit card expired, and so I called my Auckland […]

Q, R, Cookie Monster…

Childhood favourite Kermit the Frog shows that not only kittens and puppies can be cute, as he counts through the letters of the alphabet with a young human who likes cookies.

Football Zen

Football and the art of meditation, a photo sublime on more levels than playing fields, by sublime photographer Pavitrata Taylor. If you see art, try to see the Artist inside it. You will do this only by taking them as one. When you see art, you will feel that inside the art there is something […]

There Was a Child Went Forth

With apologies and thanks to Walt Whitman for the title lifted, a brief ode—first published in Inspiration-Letters—to the now faded, sun-filled days of childhood, and the eternal summer of meditation, where the inner child, bathed in a sunshine that will never fade, eternally plays. The journey from child to man is said to be a […]