Which Method is for Me?

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Does one really have to fret About enlightenment? No matter what road I travel, I’m going home. – Shinsho Most people don’t realize what a wide variety of possibilities there are among meditative practices. Perhaps because of mass advertising, they’ve come to identify meditation with a specific practice, like sitting with your eyes closed to… Read more »

The Danger of Information Addiction

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“The teaching which is written on paper is not the true teaching. Written teaching is a kind of food for your brain. Of course it is necessary to take some food for your brain, but it is more important to be yourself by practicing the right way of life.” – Shunryu Suzuki, from Zen Mind,… Read more »

Holding Back Judgment as a Conscious Being

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When you have the compassion that comes from understanding how it is, you don’t lay a trip on anybody else as to how they ought to be. You don’t say to your parents, “Why don’t you understand about the spirit, and why I’m a vegetarian?” You don’t say to your husband or wife, “Why do… Read more »

Relative Realities

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You have at this moment many constellations of thought, each composing an identity: sexual, social, cultural, educational, economic, intellectual, historical, philosophical, spiritual, among others. One or another of these identities takes over as the situation demands. Usually you are lost into that identity when it dominates your thoughts. At the moment of being a mother,… Read more »