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Meditation texts name certain mental states that are hindrances. Try to be aware and work to overcome them in your meditation. The major unhelpful states are: tiredness and torpor, strong desires, distractedness,... Read more>


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One of the things that makes relationships so difficult is the way in which we protect ourselves from suffering -- from our own and from each other’s. Because when you love someone you don't want to lay your suffering... Read more>
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We all know our humanity all too well. That is why we put the focus on recognizing that part of us that isn't in the human-ness. Not to deny the humanity but to bring a balance about. Because that's what you offer... Read more>
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How do we heal our emotional bodies and how do you see the role of psychotherapy in all this? As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the different components of your being and which ones are out of harmony in the... Read more>
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Image Credit: Lydia Eloff Fear is the result of getting caught in the middle. Buddha says that it is the result of ignorance. And the ignorance is that when you start out as an infant with an undifferentiated... Read more>
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From the soul’s point of view, you come to appreciate that each one of us is living out his or her own karma. We interact together, and those interactions are the grist for each other’s mill of awakening. From a... Read more>
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I am the Great Sun A poem from a Normandy crucifix of 1632 I am the great sun but you do not see me. I am your husband but you turn away I am the captive but you do not free me. I am the captain; you will not... Read more>
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One morning Babaji was in his small room in Kainchi. A sadhu with a half-dozen of his disciples came for Baba's darshan. I took them to his room. After they had taken their seat, Babaji said, "This is Mahant... Read more>


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      consciousagingrevised

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      Recorded at the Conscious Aging conference sponsored by the Omega Institute in 1992 on the nature of change and facing death with Ram Dass. This conscious aging conference was the first of its kind on aging. Ram... Read more>


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          kainchi

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          It is quite a different experience, in some ways, every time we go to India. In this case, the biggest thing about India, ultimately, is really well expressed in one of the Sutras, which loosely says “In order to... Read more>


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