Lalita Kaur

McGill University
Lalita Kaur is taking a Masters in Nursing. As the future inheritor of this website it is hoped that her spiritual experiences, science background and religious knowledge may one day help herald the universal acceptance of Yahweh's pouring of Spirit and Jesus' Kingdom of God within that promises spiritual joy, holistic healing and deeper meaning of life in the Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah).
"Special personalities from Montreal, Canada will give evidence to confirm my incarnation. You don't have to worry about that for now, but it will happen. You will hear about them later."
The Spirit-Paraclete, Sydney Airport, Australia—April, 1994

'Dr. Alexander ... hopes to tour "major medical centers and hospices and nursing homes," he said, to relate his experience in distinctly medical environments. His messages to those who deal with dying is one of relief. "Our spirit is not dependent on the brain or body," he said. "It is eternal, and no one has one sentence worth of hard evidence that it isn't."' NYT, Nov. 25, 2012
INNER VOYAGES "What might be next in theology? Philosopher-Psychologist Jean Houston, co-director with her husband R. E. L. Masters of the Foundation for Mind Research, believes that current experiments in deepening awareness by psychological techniques or with drugs (which she does not advocate) are already leading to a rise in what she calls 'experiential' theology. According to Houston, the human psyche possesses a 'built-in point of contact' with a larger reality that is experienced as divine. As the laboratory 'improves upon techniques developed in the monastery,' people will increasingly encounter this interior sacrality. Indeed, she claims, 'theology may soon become dominated by men whose minds and imaginations have been stimulated by inner voyages of one kind or another.'" TIME Dec. 26, 1969

Lalita Kaur was a boon bestowed by the Great Divine Mother to her elder brother Kash upon his request for a sister. Lalita's mere gestation in her mother's uterus began reversing—and abruptly ending on Dec. 25, 1993—the drug and alcohol lifestyle of her father and set in motion the revelations of the Paraclete/Holy Spirit/Divine Mother that spanned from 1993 till 2007 or so. Lalita was born in Montreal, Quebec on the midnight eve of Easter 1994 and has met Jesus Christ, among others, hundreds of times in the Kingdom of God (Sahasrara) within herself.

On the evening of March 30, 1998, Kash's father went to the Angrignon Shopping mall with Lalita Kaur to purchase Madonna's Ray of Light and Yanni's Tribute.

At around 9.40 p.m. on the same day Lalita, only a few days shy of her fourth birthday, was playing with her father while her elder brother Shahwinder was on the computer nearby.

Then, without being asked anything, she declared the Truth for the very first time to her family. Outside the Paramchaitanya reacted with blasts of thunder and streaks of lightning as Lalita spoke these words:

Lalita: "Papa, yesterday I saw Shri Mataji."

Question: "Yes! You saw Shri Mataji?!!!"

Lalita: (Nods head affirmatively and her father gets pen and paper.)

Question: "What did Shri Mataji do to you?"

Lalita: "I took the flowers and give to Shri Mataji."

Question: "So you took the flowers and gave to Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "Yup."

Question: "How many flowers?"

Lalita: "Seven flowers."

Question: "You mean you counted the flowers?"

Lalita: "Yup."

Question: "And where was Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "In my head."

Question: "Where was Shri Mataji, on a chair or what?"

Lalita: "She sit on a chair."

Question: "Did Shri Mataji talk to you?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "What did She ask you?"

Lalita: "I don't know" (i.e. remember.)

Question: "How many times did you saw Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "Seven times! You writing the numbers or not?"

Question: "When you saw Shri Mataji were you sleeping or not sleeping?" (Her father asked this question to rule out dreams.)

Lalita: "Not sleeping."

Question: "Were there any other people around?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "Did you see anybody with an elephant head?" (Shri Ganesha)

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "You are sure you saw somebody with an elephant head?"

Her brother, Shahwinder, joins in

Shahwinder: "You saw somebody with elephant head?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Father: "Were there many people down with Shri Mataji?"

Lalita nods in agreement as huge streaks of lightning and massive burst of thunderclaps begin blasting the night outside. It was as if the Paramchaitanya was confirming that it too was bearing witness to the Truth!

Question: "What were they doing?"

Lalita: "Taking the flowers for Shri Mataji. Why you tell me so many questions?

Question: " is Shri Mataji's place dark or light, or bright?"

(Lalita did not understand.)

"Was it like morning or night?"

Lalita: "Morning."

Question: "Did you see anybody blue or not? Blue color?" (Shri Krishna)

Lalita: "No."

Question: "O.K. You tell how the people were like?"

(Lalita was unable to answer.)

"What were you doing when Shri Mataji came to see you?"

(Lalita was again unable to answer this question also.)

"You are sure you saw Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "O.K., Lalita, I want to ask you again. Are you very sure you saw Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: (Nods affirmatively)

Question: "Do all of you meditate with Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "Do you also meditate with Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "O.K. Is the place where you sit down hard or soft?"

Lalita: "Soft, everything is soft."

Question: "You like the place?"

Lalita: "Yup."

Question: "Why?"

Lalita: "Because."

(Lalita used to give this answer whenever she was unable or found it difficult to explain certain things, a sort of non-answer answer that she picked up from a cartoon series.)

Question: "Do you have a bindi that time?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "Who put the bindi?"

Lalita: "Shri Mataji."

Question: "Where She put the bindi?

Lalita: "Here"(pointing to forehead.)

Question: "Do you eat something there?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: " is Shri Mataji young or old?"

Lalita: "Young."

Question: " is Shri Mataji beautiful or not?"

Lalita: "Beautiful."

Question: "More beautiful than you?"

Lalita: "Yup."

Question: "Are there other girls down there?"

Lalita: "Yup."

Question: "Are they also beautiful?"

Lalita: "Yup."

Question: "Did they talk to you?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "How old are you when you are with them? Like now, or bigger, or how?"

Lalita: "Bigger."

Question: "You mean you are bigger than now?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "Bigger than Sabrina?" (Lalita's eight-year-old cousin sister now in Toronto)

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "Bigger than Navinder?" (Lalita's fifteen-year-old friend now in Vancouver)

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "You say you are bigger than Navinder also?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "You mean when you are with Shri Mataji you are not three-years-old?"

Lalita: "No."

Question: "Lalita, are you sure you are older when you are with Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "Bigger."

Question: "You like Shri Mataji?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "Why?"

Lalita: "Because."

Question: "Does Shri Mataji have a 'sun' above Her head?"

Lalita: "Yes."

Question: "You can look at this 'sun'?"

Lalita: "Yup."

Question: "You mean it don't hurt your eyes?"

Lalita: "No."

Question: "You mean it don't hurt your eyes at all?"

Lalita: "No."

Father: "Thank you Lalita."

These Revelations caught her father completely by surprise as Lalita was too young — still three years old but a few days shy of her fourth birthday! There was no way she could have known what she was talking about unless she had a genuine spiritual experience.

How many humans experienced being older than their present age? How many can look at an extremely bright light, far brighter than our sun, and yet claim it does not hurt their eyes? How many have ever entered the Kingdom of the Almighty Creator within, which is the microcosm of all existing outside and beyond this infinite universe?

This is the first and only spiritual experience of Lalita Kaur that is recorded verbatim, out of the thousands she had till her early teens (thousands = twice daily multiplied by years). However she did occasionally talk about a few. Unless important corroboration was required, no further attempts were made to question her. Her father felt that there was overwhelming evidence of the Kingdom of God, and there was no need for more overlapping proof. It would be frivolous to ask Lalita to confirm what had already been firmly established in far greater detail and earlier by her brothers. Moreover, there was no more desire for new revelations about the Paraclete Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi or the Kingdom of God. Five years of questioning and constant cross-examinations of her siblings Kash and Arwinder had satiated his thirst for Knowledge.

Lalita Kaur
Lalita Kaur, three years-old

Note: Lalita did talk about her mystical experiences. For example she told her father on May 13th, 1998, at 10.20 a.m. that whenever she meditates with other members of her family, all of them are also there. She explained that the previous evening she saw her father, mother and brother (Arwinder) sitting and meditating along with her before Shri Mataji in her Sahasrara.

Lalita was in fact talking about what she kept seeing in her Sahasrara during numerous meditation sessions. In other words, this is a daily occurrence during meditation and she witnesses the Great Divine Mother within herself every day.

For instance on November 30, 1998, at 11.05 a.m. as Lalita was helping her mother set up the Christmas tree she (Lalita) exclaimed that the Christmas tree she had seen with Shri Mataji was even "more beautiful."

Apparently she was referring to the Christmas celebrations being held in the Kingdom of God simultaneously as that at her home. And she added, "Mary Jesus and Shri Ganesha also made the Christmas tree." (What she meant was that they helped to decorate the Christmas tree.)

But what she is witnessing is far subtle than is grasped by ordinary minds. Lalita is simply saying that whenever anyone meditates before the Great Adi Shakti, he or she is also meditating before Her infinite Self in their own Sahasraras.

On July 23, 1998, at 10.15 a.m. her father, in order to clarify this point, was forced to pose this question to her, "Lalita, when you meditate and see papa and mummy there, is Shri Mataji in a photograph or really there?" She replied instantly, "Really there."

Lalita on her way to school
Lalita Kaur, six years-old

Note: On September 18, 1998 Lalita was asked if Shri Mataji wore shoes and the reply was She did. Her father told her to be sure and the reply was affirmative. He knew that she had made a mistake and probably had not observed Her Feet properly.

The next day at 9.10 a.m. Lalita, just after meditation, told her father that Shri Mataji did not have any shoes. This time she confirmed that the Great Adi Shakti was barefooted in her Sahasrara. (Lalita was never asked to find out).

Her brother Arwinder, who had also finished meditating, casually added, "Shri Mataji has no shoes."

Lalita's father, solely for the sake of positive proof, asked her why was she sure this time. Lalita replied, "When I meditate with Her I can see She has no shoes." In other words Lalita had just found out this fact after going into her Sahasrara (Kingdom of God within) during meditation a few minutes earlier.

Her father asked, "You looked at Her Feet?" Lalita replied that she did.

On August 30, 2002 at 12.05 p.m. Lalita, as she was having lunch with her father and talking about Shri Mataji, made this comment: "It is kind of like there are three Matajis — one Mother up there, one Mother on Earth and one Mother inside you."* She was eight-years-old.
*"one Mother up there" is The Mother in the external Heaven or Kingdom of God; "one Mother on Earth" is the physical Mother or Paraclete Shri Mataji (Mar 21, 1923—Feb 23, 2011); "one Mother inside you" is the internal Mother or Holy Spirit who resides in the Sahasrara (Kingdom of God) within all humans.

The Paraclete Or Coming World Mother
"And that is what I expect; a demonstration of the power and majesty of God in the fragrant beauty of an earthly, feminine form, a comforting, womanly presence whose mission will be far more effectively carried out because it presents the most unexpected deliverance." — Johanna Brandt

The Paraclete OR Coming World Mother
"The Message of the Comforter does not detract in any way from the teachings of Jesus the Christ. It does not encroach on the long-established system of organised, orthodox belief. On the contrary, the World Mother is coming into physical manifestation at this critical time to expound the teachings of the Christ, to present them in a form that will be acceptable to all God's children, to draw the peoples of the earth together, to unite, to bind, to gather the scattered flocks of the human family; to function as the Comforter of the world during the period described in the Scriptures as 'the last tribulations,' and to prepare the physical bodies of the human race to receive the Spirit of Christ.

All this is in the strict accord with Bible prophecy. No mention is made of the visible presence of our Lord on earth during the great tribulations, but special emphasis is laid on the fact that He will come soon after. In the 24th Chapter of St. Matthew in the 29th and 30th verses the order of events to be expected is put so clearly that there is no mistaking it: 'Immediately after the tribulations of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken; and then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.'

Instead of speculating on the time and manner of His Coming, we should be preparing to meet the 'tribulations' and to make ourselves worthy to receive Him when He comes. By watching the signs of the times and studying the teachings of thousands of inspired souls I think we may safely conclude that a change of some sort is pending. No matter what our beliefs may be the atmosphere is pregnant with meaning, and if we accept the prophecies of the Scriptures to the effect that Jesus the Christ will not be here in manifestation to our physical senses to help us through the crisis (whatever it may be) then the question confronts us whether we are to be utterly forsaken and deserted in a time of peril and confusion? We have no earthly leader in whom we can put our full confidence; on the contrary, the leaders in every department of life have reached the point of despair in their helplessness. But why all this despair? Did Jesus not promise to send us help? Did He not distinctly say, 'I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter?' (St. John 14, vs. 16.) This throws a flood of light on the subject - it is the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, who will lead us through the abyss.

The only difference between the teachings of this little book and those of the Scriptures lies in the fact that the writer sees the Holy Spirit in the garb of a Woman, a Mother. Time alone will show us whether this is correct or not. No one who is under a delusion is mentally equipped to create the form of a mighty Being who is able to manifest among men as a leader, able to give expression to the powers of the Spirit in prophecy, in healing, in telepathy, in working the signs and wonders and miracles which we are wont to associate with the life of Jesus, and Jesus alone, in spite of the fact that He said 'The works that I do shall ye do also; and greater works than these shall ye do.'

A modern Messiah who is able to save the situation at the eleventh hour would naturally manifest in such irresistible power that all our reasoning will be swept away. And that is what I expect; a demonstration of the power and majesty of God in the fragrant beauty of an earthly, feminine form, a comforting, womanly presence whose mission will be far more effectively carried out because it presents the most unexpected deliverance. I have asked myself a thousand times why the identity of the Mother has been concealed throughout the ages and this is the only explanation that has occurred to me—that a most unusual, most powerful stroke of Divine Genius would be necessary to pave the remnant destined to survive the ordeal. Otherwise 'no flesh' will be saved. The revelation of the Cosmic Mother as Comforter and the arming of the nations on an unprecedented scale occur at the same time in the history of the world. This is no coincidence."

Johanna Brandt, The Paraclete OR Coming World Mother
1936, pp. 4-5

A Scientist's Case for the Afterlife

Proof of Heaven

"A Scientist's Case for the Afterlife...

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander's recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander's story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life."(continue)

Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing
"One of the oldest and grandest inducements to philosophical thought and mystical insights is the mystery of the night sky. Long before astronomy disclosed the vastness of space, or the brilliant birth of new stars along with the ominous presence of devouring black holes, men and women looked at the dark, star-encrusted vault of the heavens and drew inspiration from that vision. One of the images arising from the contemplation of the night sky is the contrast of the innumerable points of light with the heavy blackness upon which they seem suspended. A dark bowl or lid seems to cover our world, enclosing us in dense, oppressive opacity. Yet this ..." (continue)

Happy ending will be collectively "realized by the coming of the Messiah" — Huston Smith

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Can Religion Save Us?
Tradition, Transcendence, and Ultimate Reality

An interview with Huston Smith
by Jessica Roemischer

WIE: So, will the "happy ending" or final salvation that the traditions prophesy actually manifest? And, if so, do you believe ... (continue)

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Witnessing Holy Spirit's Death Defying Miracles In Montreal

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Marlene then began shouting at Kanggaima, accusing her that she was lying through her teeth — Mamaji had told her all that had happened while she was praying to the Holy Spirit. There was no way it was false.

Kanggaima still refused to admit that it was all true, fearing the repercussions of any acknowledgment.

Then Marlene began talking how the accident had been arranged, where was the spot, who drove the car, and how much money was agreed upon. Marlene even added that April and Candice had freaked out and could not do it again as Kanggaima, despite being hit at such a high speed and run over again for good measure, was still alive and sitting on the deserted road.

Everything was told in such fine detail that Kanggaima knew it was impossible for her to know secrets which no one was ever supposed to find out.

Kanggaima then had to admit that it was all true. It was impossible to deny the Truth of the Divine Mother (Holy Spirit).

And so will it be impossible for anyone to deny these Montreal General Hospital records concerning the suicide/murder pact which is reported as a hit-and-run in order for the two drug addicts April and Candice to escape criminal charges:

Montreal General Hospital CT Scan 1

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Montreal General Hospital CT Scan 3

Montreal General Hospital CT Scan 4

Montreal General Hospital CT Scan 5

Montreal General Hospital CT Scan 6

Montreal General Hospital CT Scan 7

Montreal General Hospital CT Scan 8

Note: All hospital records were extracted by Kanggaima and sent to Montreal. (continue)

Lalita Kaur: "To all people around the world"

Spongbob Bikini Bottom
"Spongebob is a very innocent, hardworking, trustworthy person who loves jellyfishing and does everything Mr. Krabs or Squidward tells him to do. SpongeBob is a very forgiving person, he doesn't realize how much Mr. Krabs and Squidward are using him. Even though Squidward doesn't like him ..." (continue)

"At any given moment, someone in the world is amazed to find that the God experience is real" — Deepak Chopra

The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times
"When it comes to God, almost all of us, believers and non-believers alike, suffer from a kind of nearsightedness. We see-and hence believe-only what's right in front of us. The faithful see God as a benign parental figure bestowing grace and justice as he judges our actions here down below. The rest of us think God is far more distant, impersonal, and uninvolved. Yet God may be closer and more involved than that, closer than breathing, in fact. At any given moment, someone in the world is amazed to find that the God experience is real. Wonder and certainty still dawn. I keep at hand a passage from Thoreau's Walden about ... (continue)

"We want to trust a Feminine Source of wisdom" — Sue Monk Kidd

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

"In these pages I've tried to tell you about the deep and immense journey a woman makes as she searches for and finds a feminine spirituality that affirms her life. It's about the quest for the female soul, the missing Feminine Divine, and the wholeness women have lost within patriarchy. It's about the fear, anger, pain, questions, healing, transformation, bliss, power, and freedom that come with such journeys... We tell our stories for ourselves, of course. But there are also those thousand other women. And yet I'm aware that no two women's journeys into the Sacred Feminine are the same. Nor is this book ... (continue)

"What I found in the story (of Jesus) was an incredibly revolutionary figure" — Adyashanti

Resurrecting Jesus by Adyashanti

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and see, I am guarding it until it blazes.' GOSPEL OF THOMAS

Now let's fast-forward a dozen years. My Zen teacher had at this point asked me to teach, and I began sharing the dharma—giving talks, having retreats, following the trajectory of a contemporary spiritual teacher. I have never felt like it was my aim as a teacher to spread Buddhism, and in fact my teacher didn't even ask me to try to do that. What attracted me to spirituality at the very beginning-the question, "What is enlightenment?" ... (continue)

"Jesus was talking to Nicodemus about a new beginning, a fresh start, and a chance to become a new person by entering into a life-changing, personal relationship with God." — J. Emery White

You Can Experience . . . A Spiritual Life: Food, Fellowship, and a Celebration of God's Bounty
"The search of Nicodemus is the search of many people in the world: a spiritual search for ultimate answers to life's questions. And like many people, Nicodemus is drawn to Jesus. Though he is not sure who Jesus is, he knows that Jesus is a man who comes from God, recognizing that God is in Jesus in a way distinct from other men. So he goes to Jesus—at night—because he's not quite ready to let just anybody know what's going on inside of him.

When Nicodemus gets there, he opens up the conversation by telling Jesus, 'There's something about you ... (continue)

"The preachings of religion make a person dependent on priests, temples, idols, blind faith, and dogma" — Swami Raja

"The Upanishadic literature is not a religious scripture and is free from dogma and doctrines. It is not a part of any religion but is a philosophy for all times and for all. This philosophy does not oppose any school of thought, religion, or interpretation of the scriptures, but its methods for explaining its concepts are unique. The Upanishads should not be confused with the religious books of the East; there is a vast difference between the philosophy of the Upanishads and the preachings of any of the religious scriptures of the world. In religion and religious books, there is little practicality and much theory. One is not supposed to interpret religious sayings ... (continue)

"Only those who have received the secret knowledge passed down from olden times, can know the brahman" — Peter Heehs

Indian Religions: A Historical Reader of Spiritual Expression and Experience

"When by means of the true nature of self, as with a lamp, a man practising yoga sees here the true nature of brahman, he is freed from all fetters, for he has known God, unborn, steadfast, unsullied by all objects.
Svetasvatara Upanishad 2.15

The Upanishads

BY THE END of the vedic period, that is, around 700-600 BCE, the centre of Aryan culture had sifted eastwards from Punjab to the Ganges-Yamuna basin. The kingdoms of this region, notably the powerful ... (continue)


McGill University
The Mahayanist Nature of The Tigress
Lalita Kaur 260586484
Professor Lara Braitstein
Religion 252-Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism
02 December 2014

The Jataka Tales are a collection of stories that detail on the previous lives of Sakyamuni. They are meant to highlight his various exploits before his attainment of Buddhahood. In this paper, we will be specifically studying The Tigress text under a Vajrayana, Mahayana and Theravada worldview by bringing out elements that each tradition has in common with the text. My essay argues that the Mahayana tradition is most consistent with the elements of The Tigress because they both stress the importance of virtues such as patience and generosity and the Bodhisattva path.

My essay will begin with the argument that the Mahayana concept of the "six perfections", which consist of "generosity, ethics, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom", are strongly emphasized within The Tigress (Lama 156). However, my essay will only focus on the perfections of generosity and patience. Next, by analyzing the text under a Vajrayana framework, I will argue that the Tantric practice of chöd-which aims at understanding the emptiness of all matter and the overcoming of emotions-is consistent with the Bodhisattva who courageously gives up his body to the tigress. My third argument will focus on the shared emphasis of the Theravada tradition and the text on learning through practice and isolation. Finally, I will conclude that the Mahayana is the best vehicle to describe The Tigress because this tradition idealizes the extensive path of the Bodhisattva.

My argument states that the patience perfection allowed the Bodhisattva to remain undisturbed by the tigress' intentions and to take her suffering upon him. The patience perfection consists of "not being upset by harms inflicted by others" (Lama 163). This virtue is linked to the ability to "[protect] you from your own anger" (Lama 164), which is the most "harmful" sin (Tolerance 142). The patience perfection emphasizes that all of suffering is "driven by conditions" and are not "Willfully at all" (Tolerance 144). Therefore, the tigress' conditions of great hunger and weakness and her strong "Instinct for self-preservation" (Sura 7) are what force her to commit such atrocities. Therefore, by understanding that the tigress does not willfully desire to commit such horrendous acts, the Bodhisattva is able to refrain from being angry. Also, the patience virtue states that one should be "Able to endure the sufferings involved in the practice of Dharma", which is why the Bodhisattva "voluntarily [takes] suffering upon [himself]" by giving up his body to the tigress (Lama 163).

The idea of the Bodhisattva giving up his body for the benefit of the tigress brings us to the generosity perfection. My argument is that the perfection of generosity emphasizes the giving up of possessions-including your own body-in the same manner that the Bodhisattva from The Tigress was able to give up his body. The generosity perfection consists of giving away "your own possessions" and "especially of giving your body" (Lama 157). Moreover, such generous acts must be done once the "futility of material possessions" and the "Impermanence of your own life" is understood (Lama 161). Such persons should aim to give "for the benefit of others" without any "Wish for a reward or fame" (Lama 159).

Vedantic Insights of the Ascetic Knight
Lalita Kaur 260586484
Professor Andrea Marion Pinkney
Religion 252-Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism
16 October 2014

In 2014, Christopher Thomas Knight, who lived as a forest dweller for 27 years and sustained himself by stealing virtually everything he owned, was arrested and put in jail for the crimes that he committed. Although Knight's lifestyle may seem completely alien and even unethical to Western societies, it is not so straightforward for Hindu societies. within such a diverse tradition, just about anything and everything can be found. In fact, Knight's choices and ethics particularly complement classical Hindu traditions-more precisely upanisadic literature-especially in the sense of defining the self and in terms of carrying out one's dharma. ... (continue)

Religious Ethics and the Environment
Lalita Kaur 260586484
Religion 270, Assignment 1: Short Essay

As the environment undergoes increasing amounts of change due to harmful human activity, many ecological groups have formed in order to try to identify human behaviours that are deep-rooted within our culture and responsible for these drastic changes. Lynn White was one of these individuals who wrote an article in 1967 entitled "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis" which brought up many controversial elements as to why our planet is undergoing a downward spiral. His article sparked the public's interest and the validity of his article is still being analyzed today in various ecological contexts. Following this trend, Andrew Brennan and Yeuk-Sze Lo published a book in 2010 which ... (continue)

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