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Articles tagged as Materialism

  • Split Personality

    Many of us on the spiritual path lead double lives. Carefully avoiding the image of a Bible-bashing religious nerd, we often end up hiding our spirituality and even compromising our principles just to fit into the crowd.

  • No Man`s Land

    We may walk away from the material world, philosophically recognizing the futility of the temporary pleasures that are on offer there. However, the spiritual world and all its fulfillment seem far away. Thus, aspiring spiritualists can find themselves stuck in a no man's land.

  • Does Quantum Physics Make it Easier to Believe in God?

    Not in any direct way. That is, it doesn’t provide an argument for the existence of God. But it does so indirectly, by providing an argument against the philosophy called materialism (or “physicalism”), which is the main intellectual opponent of belief in God in today’s world.

  • Pew Survey: Doubt of God Growing Quickly Among Millennials

    The percentage of Americans 30 and younger who harbor some doubts about God’s existence appears to be growing quickly, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. While most young Americans, 68%, told Pew they never doubt God’s existence, that’s a 15-point drop in just five years.

  • Glitz & Glamour

    We spiritual practitioners tend to immediately condemn the glitz and glamour that materialists strive for. Perceiving them as deluded, it’s easy to denounce their lifestyle, without noticing our own superiority complex swelling within.

  • You Can’t Take It With You, but You Still Want More

    All work and no play may just be a result of “mindless accumulation.” So say scholars behind research, published in the journal Psychological Science.

  • Consumerism From a Yoga Perspective

    Why are people caught up in consumerism? Devamrita Swami, an internationally travelling monk, teacher and author explains what yoga psychology has to say on this hot topic. Special thanks to Julian Coutada for making the intro animation. Filmed and produced by Bhakti Lounge, Wellington, New Zealand.  www.bhaktilounge.org.nz

  • The Meaning of Challenge

    The deepest thinkers throughout history have pondered the challenge of meaning, especially when confronted with the mortality and fragility of human existence.

  • Material Self Knowledge Vs Spiritual Self Knowledge

    A recent article in the Op-Ed of the Dec 8 New York Times entitled  "Know Thy Self - Really"  by Quassim Cassam, philosophy professor  at the University of Warwick, UK., asks “How do you know you believe you are wearing socks?” 

  • Dark Science: Abortion Organ Harvesting Rooted in the Philosophy of Scientific Materialism

    Scientific materialism is essentially a philosophy of death. Its philosophical delusions literally block the mind of a scientist from being able to recognize that this human being is worth more than the collection of its parts.