In theory, democracy is a government elected by the people, for the people. In practice, not so. The term democracy is derived from the Greek dēmokratiā—meaning dēmos (“people”) and kratos (“rule”). It existed in limited form in 5th BC in some Greek city-states like Athens. The Roman called their government Republic but the participation was limited […]

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What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is a new age phenomenon in America.  Its practice of mindfulness meditation has been corroborated by science and a great deal of research is being done to find out its efficacy in healing and changing the mind.  Following is a brief summary. Who was Buddha? Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born into a royal […]

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