See Everything as the Mother

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At one point Maharaji said, “See everything as the Mother and you will know God.” What was he talking about, seeing your mother in everything? We Westerners have our share of relationship complexities with our mothers, with interpretations galore courtesy of Dr. Freud. The view of the mother in India is different. The country is… Read more »

Mindfulness of Breath

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Try these directions for mindfulness of breathing, a basic concentration practice: When you’re ready to meditate, close your eyes and bring your attention to the motion of your breath as it enters and leaves your nostrils. Keep your focus at the nostrils, noting the full passage of each in-breath and out-breath from beginning to end…. Read more »

Spiritual Pride

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Mad with joy, life and death dance to the rhythm of this music. The hills and the sea and the earth dance. The world of man dances in laughter and tears. Why put on the robe of the monk, and life aloof from the world in lonely pride? – Kabir A persistent trap all along… Read more »

The Bridge Between Self & Soul

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Question: I’d like to know about forgiveness as a bridge between the separate self and the awakened soul. Ram Dass: That’s a nice way of phrasing the question. It’s a step on a ladder that goes from dualism into non-dualism. Because as you forgive or allow or acknowledge or say “Of course you’re human” or… Read more »