I am writing to you in regards to the newsletters. I enjoy them very much, and have used them as spring boards to further my knowledge in Indian culture. I would like very much to see one on chakras. That is a subject I've been interested in fairly recently.
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A few years ago I purchased a carved necklace fm Tibet with all these symbols and it called to me today to find out what they all mean since I am immersing myself in practical Buddhism, such a noble and radiant way of Life!!
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Shine on, my friend.
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May You Walk In Beauty
I love reading your monthly articles, they are inspiring! Why is it that India is the cradle of so many world religions? Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism to name but three!
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Once again, thank you for your wonderful service of sending your monthly "lessons"! I learn so much from them, and they deepen to my practice in so many ways, I cannot express the depth of my gratitude. Your interpretations are always loving and kind, and it is like drinking a nectar of compassion to read them.
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