careerscrabble

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A lot of people are very afraid of career planning, to deal with the inconsistency of growth and the chaotic look that you may have if you keep changing your game. Many people begin to be a teacher, and then they... Read more>


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burnout

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We all play our part...and act...and burn out...and are helped or help ourselves to stand up again. As we struggle against the challenges and frustrations inherent in service, we will find good counsel, many methods,... Read more>
pinkpurpletri

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If we accept that the ends of our actions often prove unknowable, we're also freer to be focused on the process of our work as it's happening. We can be attentive to situations as they occur. What lies before us is it.... Read more>
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>
mosquito

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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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maharajjidown

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Babaji was known as a great saint — a highly realized soul with all the spiritual powers. Writing about Baba, Swami Vijayananda, a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, called him "a yogi whose name radiates an aura of mystery... Read more>


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maharajjiheadside

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A man’s eight-month-old child was standing on a thirty-foot balcony. A servant and the child’s brother were there playing with a kite when the child fell to the marble floor thirty feet below. The mother tried to... Read more>
maharajirams

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Not only was Maharaj-ji watching over us, but he could easily see within us as well. And that was quite a different matter. To realize that someone has access to the secret compartments of your mind is unnerving. It... Read more>
babajiramram

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Maharajji recited the mantra "Ram Ram" all the time, twenty-four hours a day. Whenever he wanted to write something, he would write "Ram Ram," whether on paper or in a book. If he was to send a letter to someone, he... Read more>
maharajigrin

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Maharajji always guided people to program their minds with "the truth." An element of this truth is simply right thinking about daily mundane actions, because thinking is mostly about what we say and do throughout the... Read more>
maharajipropped

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When asked why he was surrounded by so many badmash (naughty people), Maharajji said, "Only sick people come to a doctor." And like an old and trusted family physician, Maharajji was available day and night for his... Read more>
KP-714466

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On one occasion, KK invited me to join him and his cousin ML in an evening drive out to Kainchi to deliver some lamps and supplies that had been purchased at Maharaji's instructions for a forthcoming holiday ritual.... Read more>
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rdsmiling

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Ram Dass explains that the best method for learning to discriminate between intuitive versus egoic action is through basic trial and error. Part of our humanity involves making mistakes and the acknowledgement of... Read more>


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separationtosourcebanner

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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>
allone

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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>
facingdeath2

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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>
livingthemystery

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The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane suffering is grace. And the question is, “Can you balance... Read more>
sunradiate

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This 12 minute meditation lead by Ram Dass centers around taking the love you cultivate for yourself and radiating it to others, the world, the universe - focusing on all of us loving ourselves and our planet as... Read more>
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divinepleasureoffood

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Ancient Tantra approaches the Divine through awareness, sensuality, and pleasure. Tantra teaches us that all pleasures that we experience are a reflection of a higher Divine pleasure—and through these pleasures, the... Read more>


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hanumanwoodpainting

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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>
ramanamaharshi

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The practice of Ramana Maharshi's teaching does not require outward ritual or ceremonies, it takes one straight to the source of one's own being, which is the source from whence all religions spring and must... Read more>
indiespiritualist

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By Chris Grosso - Excerpt from 'Indie Spiritualist' – Atria/Simon & Schuster Books, 2014) Whenever I see compassion, or real spiritual love, I’m seeing in my environment the things that I treasure in my... Read more>
katrinard

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I am a misfit. We are all misfits. I never fit in. I didn’t fit in at school or after. The classic round peg in a square hole. I was the kid with the undiagnosed dyslexia, which was not as popular then, as it is now.... Read more>
fromlove

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From love we learn to ease our fretful longing for more and to rest in the blessedness of things as they are. From love we learn to heal our losses and our fears of loss. Love awakens us. It shows us the... Read more>
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