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Interpretingsuffering

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One difficulty most of us have is interpreting our suffering, and our doubts, and our confusion, and our loss of faith as part of the process of awakening. We keep feeling we fell out of grace - we blew it. "Why aren't... Read more>
shakti

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Shakti, or Prana, is the universal stuff from which it all comes. Everything here is shakti; it's all just shakti, patterns of shakti. It's the stuff of the universe, finer than quanta of energy in the physical,... Read more>
pathofservice

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"One does nothing and nothing is left undone." This mystical injunction points to one of the key components of the path of action: nonidentification with being the actor. I had always assumed that I had to identify... Read more>
spiritualfamily

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As your spiritual practices start to work, your reasons for being with people start to change, and who you want to be with changes too. Sometimes it's not easy, as longstanding relationships or jobs are discarded. Your... Read more>
stream

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Beings who have understood how it all is, who have realized their identity with the ātman, are stream-enterers; they have tasted the flow of the nectar of liberation. They are a breed apart from other people in the... Read more>
flowers

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As you pass through life on the way to God, what's important is not what you experience, but how you identify with or cling to what you experience. Depending on your method, an experience may be figure or ground on your... Read more>