Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”

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“Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.” – Suzuki Roshi Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971) was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia (Tassajara Zen Mountain Center). Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen… Read more »


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“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” ― Adyashanti Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace ,True Meditation and The… Read more »

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Somewhere somebody must have some sense. Men must see that force begets force, hate begets hate, toughness begets toughness. And it is all a descending spiral, ultimately ending in destruction for all and everybody. Somebody must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and the chain of evil in… Read more »

The Story of the Uttis Tree

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The entry to the ashram in Kainchi is at the boundary of the temple premises and just inside, about twenty-five meters away there is a big stone that Baba would often sit on, surrounded by devotees and other visitors. By the side of the stone, a big Uttis tree stood that had died.

Thik Hai

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Nowadays people come to me and say, “Dada, shall we see Maharaji again in his body?” I say, “Look here, you may be having his darshan, but if I see him again I will say, ‘Do not come in that body anymore!’ He carried us in his arms for twenty years and what did we… Read more »

Were you talking to God?

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My wife had met Maharaji and had come to get me in America to bring me back to meet him. When we first went to see Maharaji I was put off by what I saw. All these crazy Westerners wearing white clothes and hanging around this fat old man in a blanket! More than anything… Read more »

Seeing the Divine in the Human

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One morning Babaji was in his small room in Kainchi. A sadhu with a half-dozen of his disciples came for Baba’s darshan. I took them to his room. After they had taken their seat, Babaji said, “This is Mahant Digvijaynath, a great saint. Bow at his feet.” When another person came, Babaji made him bow… Read more »