Seeing Humor in our Predicament

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“If it were not laughed at, it would not be sufficient to be Tao.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Did you ever have a bad day? Everything seems to go wrong and you are completely lost in anger, frustration and self-pity. It gets worse and worse, until the final moment when, say, you have… Read more »

Success

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The Sage does not talk, the Talented Ones talk, and the stupid ones argue. – Kung Tingan Though the numbers are proportionally few, many thousands of us have, through discipline and persistence, arrived at a view of our lives that is open, clear, and detached. In this new space we have lightness, an ease in… Read more »

Facing Weaknesses

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We have all been enchanted with getting high, having a free awareness, and so we have tried to repress or deny lows when our awareness once again gets caught in this or that. We love the illusion of being high but are afraid of coming down. As your journey proceeds, you realize that you can’t… Read more »

How to Use a Mala

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A mala is a string of beads, used to chant the names of God. It’s the same thing as prayer beads, or a rosary. A Hindu mala typically has either 108 beads (108 being considered a sacred number in Hinduism) or 27 beads (which is one-fourth of 108). In addition to the 108 or 27… Read more »