Traditionally, though, Buddhists understand karma as the universal law that determines the form that transmigration will take. It's our actions and decisions, not the divine judgment of a cosmic being, that determine where will be born among the six realms or planes of existence. While Buddhists don't believe in an eternal "soul" or "I" that continues from one like to the next, they do believe that our "patterns of mind" persist beyond death [source: Goldstein]. According to the rules of karma, you will be reborn in the plane that best matches your pattern of mind. … [Read more...] about 10 Big Questions About Buddhism, Answered
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And despite the daunting bureaucratic hurdles facing homeless voters, there are a handful of states that specifically offer exemptions for homeless citizens, a trend that hopefully continues. In Indiana, for example, which is a strict photo ID state, you can register and vote without an ID if you claim "indigent" status. And in Oregon, homeless voters can use the county election office's address as their mailing address. … [Read more...] about Homeless Americans Can Vote, But It Isn’t Easy
The caucus process hasn't changed much at all since each party began nominating their choices for president at their national conventions in the early 19th century. In Iowa, for example, voters in each local precinct (there are around 1,700) gather in gyms, bars and basements to openly discuss the presidential election, not just vote for a specific candidate [source: Praetorius]. Supporters give impassioned speeches on behalf of their candidate, attempting to sway the undecided folks in the room. Unlike primaries, caucuses are held at a specific time of the day, the only time when voters can cast their ballot. In fact, there don't even have to be official ballots. Local caucus organizers can simply call for a show of hands, or ask folks to divide into groups according to their candidate. … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?