buddhasmeditating

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When you begin to meditate you may notice changes right away. You may feel less anxious or more alert. You may be better able to concentrate, have more energy, be more at ease socially, or be more powerful... Read more>


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buddhasmeditating

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When you begin to meditate you may notice changes right away. You may feel less anxious or more alert. You may be better able to concentrate, have more energy, be more at ease socially, or be more powerful... Read more>
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In Bodhgaya, where Buddha was enlightened, perhaps a hundred of us gathered at a monastery for meditation training. For ten days at a time we meditated intensively from five-thirty in the morning until ten at night.... Read more>
mindfulnessofbreath

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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... Read more>
purpleflowers

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Perhaps at some time you have sat quietly by the side of an ocean or river. At first there is one big rush of sound. Listening quietly, you begin to hear a multitude of subtle sounds: the waves hitting the shore, the... Read more>
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As we purify our own consciousness by extricating ourselves from the grosser vibrational planes, we turn back toward the formless. The practice of mantra is a technique for tuning us to those subtler vibrational levels.... Read more>
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How does who we think we are affect what we have to give? How does this "delusion of consciousness" which "separates us from the rest," narrow the range of our compassion? What different understanding of our being might... Read more>
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socrates

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A husband and wife tell the following story: Husband: I was working in Calcutta in the smallpox program. It was one of those times when I was having a tiny pang of remorse. I went through the streets of Calcutta and... Read more>


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A husband and wife tell the following story: Husband: I was working in Calcutta in the smallpox program. It was one of those times when I was having a tiny pang of remorse. I went through the streets of Calcutta and... Read more>
nobabahere

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Sri Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj was the very embodiment of grace and compassion. He showered affection, fed people, and made them laugh. He loved everyone without discrimination and could not bear to see anyone in... Read more>
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The saints choose different ways of doing their work. Babaji chose a life neither of a householder nor of a mendicant. He did not carry any of the outward signs that he was a sadhu or saint—no beads, no long beard, no... Read more>
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Neem Karoli Baba nurtured the concept of Vasudhaiv kutumbakam (the world as one family) and would say that love binds all together. His blood relations along with countless others merged within this worldwide family.... Read more>
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Dada's nephew was dying of smallpox and apparently the last moment had come, for the body had been moved from the bed to the floor. It was suggested that a drop of water from the Ganga, with which Maharajji's feet had... Read more>
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The minute you meet him, if you are ready, he will plant himself within you - the seed. And time is nothing. Maharajji often counseled the Indian devotees to sit in silence; just to sit, listen, and absorb. But around... Read more>
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fearface

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Ram Dass talks about our typical response to fear, and how that response is often counterintuitive to freeing ourselves from that fear, which ultimately stems from the realization of our own... Read more>


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Ram Dass talks about our typical response to fear, and how that response is often counterintuitive to freeing ourselves from that fear, which ultimately stems from the realization of our own... Read more>
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"All evil vanishes from life for him who keeps the sun in his heart." Ram Dass encourages us to bring warmth to the world and to all those around us, without discrimination. "We and them is a state of mind. If you... Read more>
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"If you want perfection in your spiritual journey you must honor your incarnation and become totally free of it" The goal is not to realize God and forget humanity, but to fully embrace both by coming to the... Read more>
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Learning to live in the moment can be such a difficult task for even the most mindful of us, yet it's so important in order for us to become free. When we honor who we are we can start to liberate ourselves from our... Read more>
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Ram Dass explores the variety of ways in which we enter into relationships, eventually coming to the understanding that we are all God, and must act accordingly. (recorded in... Read more>
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Part of our agenda as people of any age is to find some way of being with the idea of death. Whether confronting our own passing or grieving the death of someone we love, we're trapped in our pain - until we look... Read more>
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saraswatiblogcover

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Goddess of Music, the Arts, and Wisdom   Traditionally, people of many thousands of years ago, placed their confidence and valued the unseen world more than they did in material possessions. Modern people have... Read more>


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My father has always pursued his goals and passions like a man chasing his dreams as the sun sets. As a result, he’s lived in a hurry. And he’s always eaten as if each meal is a race against time, a mundane task to... Read more>
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Goddess of Music, the Arts, and Wisdom   Traditionally, people of many thousands of years ago, placed their confidence and valued the unseen world more than they did in material possessions. Modern people have... Read more>
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When I first encountered the notion of infusing love into food in the book Like Water for Chocolate, it seemed far-fetched. Then Ayurveda taught me that preparing food with loving attention and blessing it with... Read more>
patterns

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What happens when we are faced with recurring patterns or characters in our lives and we aren’t sure if we need to shift a situation or even walk away? If we are practicing, how do we know when to make a change? Until... Read more>
anyaramdass

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I first read Be Here Now by Ram Dass in 1991 while backpacking in India. It propelled me on my spiritual journey. So, earlier this year, when a friend told me about a weeklong retreat with Ram Dass in Maui, I signed up.... Read more>
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What some may think to be archaic tales of a foreign religion, the great Indian epics of Gods and demons are in fact the most sublime psychology of the higher Self. With the key to their true meaning these ancient... Read more>
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