Giving Up Isn’t Failing

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My stepmother Phyllis and I went to the doctors together and we did the whole thing of getting all the reports and dealing with all the emotions. Now she was a very tough New England lady. She was wonderful, grounded, tough, poker-playing, smoking, just fun. She was argumentative and tough and willful. She had this… Read more »

A Metaphor for Dying

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  I sit with a lot of people who are dying these days because I am very interested in seeing whether we can develop a metaphor for dying that isn’t quite as horrendous as the one we have going in the West. Because our metaphor for dying comes out of philosophical materialism where a person… Read more »

Maharaji and the Woman in the Hospital

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At a bhandara around 2001, I met a woman who had come for the first time. Some years ago a copy of Be Here Now had fallen into her hands, and after reading it she knew Maharaji was her guru. She lived in the rural midwest and had never had contact with any of Maharaji’s… Read more »

An Environmental Awakening

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Question:  I am the father of a three year old.  It appears that, given the current trends, the planet will become uninhabitable before he can live out a normal life span.  There will be a lot of suffering if human life on the planet comes to an end.   I understand that it is all supposed… Read more »