On September 24th, India`s Minister of Tourism met with Gopal Krishna Goswami to review the progress of the project of a new temple in Moscow. Ironically, a few days after the Minister`s visit, there was an unfortunate turn of events that could clearly endanger the wonderful plans.
It has been shown that meditation can increase pain tolerance. One study showed that meditation caused a 40% lowering of pain intensity and a 57% lowering of pain unpleasantness. That is impressive when you consider that morphine and other pain relieving drugs only lower these symptoms by about 25%.
By Josef Kuhn for Religious News Services on 13 Oct 2011
Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama were more like Christian crusaders than greedy mercenaries or curious adventurers. Other historians, however, remain skeptical.