FAQ's = Frequently Asked Questions

A web site is a great way to communicate with people. But most people do not e-mail me. They just visit the website. But some do e-mail or leave a message on my guestbook. Some of the questions these people have asked are answered here, as they are of general interest. 

There are four major themes:

General - Ethical - Krishnamurti - Theosophical Movement

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General Religion and Spirituality

What’s the difference between Spiritual Guidance and Psychic Readings?

Help! What is God’s Plan with My Life?

Emotion is what holds us back from true love?

Female vs Male Spirituality

Is there something wrong with boredom, during meditation?

Why doesn’t the dream add up to the reality?

Good and Evil – useful categories?

A question about (Group) karma: below average intellect?

Are humans meant to be vegetarian?

Reiki and healing without money as a motive?

The purpose of reincarnation

Choosing a spiritual path or group

Can a person live on a vegan diet?

Do you believe in God?

What Religion is truely authentic?

What's the White Brotherhood?

Why are you involved in theosophy?

How can I be more happy?

Should I be able to meditate?

Can a person rooted in 21st century day to day life learn to tap into eternal verities in a real sense?

Will you keep me updated on new additions to your Web Pages?

Help, I am getting lost on this web site - It is too big!

You are studying themes related to karma & reincarnation. What are your reasons or arguments for believing in reincarnation (if you do)? And how do you explain that we don't remember past lives?

What are Chelas and Mahatmas?

Reincarnation

1. What proofs have you of Reincarnation?

2. If we have lived before, how is it that we do not remember our former lives

3. What would be the use of knowing about our past lives?

4. How does the theory help? Cui bono?

5. Would not the theory apply, then, to animals and plants, and even minerals?

6. Where does free choice begin? How can minerals, or plants, or certain animals, be responsible?

7. Will any of us become animals again?

8. Do friends meet again? Is it not terrible that we should not recognize our dearest ones?

9. How do you account for hereditary traits and tendencies?

10. Why is a person reincarnated into a certain body? Is there any principle to decide?

11. What are the intervals between death and re-birth?

12. Is the same ego reincarnated sometimes as a male, sometimes as a female?

13. Will Reincarnation be an unavoidable process for all forever?

14. Why did not Jesus Christ believe in it?

Ethical

Shouldn't I resist violence committed against myself? What is my reward for not killing the aggressor?

I am looking for help in getting rich, in a new age way. Will your organization help?

Was Blavatsky a Nazi? The link between Ariosophy and Theosophy

Thich Nhat Hanh: what are your views on capital punishment? Suppose someone has killed ten children. Why should he be allowed to live on?

Buddhism

Thich Nhat Hanh: what are your views on capital punishment? Suppose someone has killed ten children. Why should he be allowed to live on?

Thich Nhat Hanh, what do you mean when you say to go back to our religious roots? How can we do that and continue to study and practice Buddhism, which is so practical and helpful?

Thich Nhat Hanh, Can you please elaborate on what is space inside of us? Why is this good? I feel lonely sometimes. This feels like emptiness or space inside, but it does not feel good.

Thich Nhat Hanh, When I go home, I return to my husband who is a hunter. He goes into our beautiful woods to shoot birds. He brings them home to show our seven-year-old twins, who want to be like daddy. What can I do to stop him from this habit of killing?

Thich Nhat Hanh, What are your views on abortion?

Thich Nhat Hanh, In regard to television news and newspapers, how can we balance not taking in toxins with not closing our eyes to suffering?

Thich Nhat Hanh, Why do we cling to suffering?

Thich Nhat Hanh, Could tell us about the benefits of silence and how we could bring that home with us from this retreat?

Thich Nhat Hanh, How do you maintain mindfulness in a busy work environment? At times it seems there is not even enough time to breathe mindfully.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

How did you come into contact with J. Krishnamurti's work?

I thought Jiddu Krishnamurti left the Theosophical Society, why then does a person interested in Jiddu Krishnamurti also have a big web site on theosophy?

I sincerely and respectfully only ask if you have 'conflict' when sharing Krishnamurti, and at the same time being so involved with Theosophy?

Where can I order books by Krishnamurti on the Web?

Where should I start in studying Jiddu Krishnamurti?

Theosophical Organisations