In My Opinion…

Vedanta is a Hindu philosophy and practice whose goal is self-realization. In this conversation, Mark asks a woman in India about the best place to study Vedanta. Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 4 – The Same Thing

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (swami4.mp3) at Irp Swami: So you have the five senses. Mark: Mm. Mm.What is the relationship between Atman and Brahman? Swami: Brahman and Atman are the same thing. Mark: Mm. Swami: Brahman is the lingua franca… is the terminology for […] Read more »

What is it like in a Dogon Village?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (luisdogon.mp3) at el rabbit A group of friends start to talk about Dogon villages in Africa and end up talking about nationalism. Mark: What is the Dogon village like? Luis: They are clay… and they are… Mark: Clay houses? Luis: […] Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 3 – The Five Elements

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (swami3.mp3) at Irp Mark: What are the five elements? Swami: The first is earth. Mark: Earth. Swami: The most solid. Rough is the earth. Mark: Matter. Swami: Matter. Matter. Subtler than that is water. Mark: Water. Swami: Subtler than water […] Read more »

There are Mormons All Over the World

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (mormon1.mp3) at lee benjamin Mark: I am in Phnom Penh and I am talking to Elder Swenson. You are from Utah? Elder Swenson: I am actually from Montana. Mark: Right. Ok. But you are a Mormon? Elder Swenson: I am. […] Read more »

Who was the real Hannibal?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (ishtar.mp3) at grabthar Syrian Guy: There. What happened there? You know? Mark: You were talking about Ishtar. The old Assyrian goddess. Syrian Guy: Ishtarte. Ishtarte. Mark: Ishtarte. Yeah. Syrian Guy: She was the goddess of the sun. The sun-goddess. Mark: […] Read more »