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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handhelp

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Service is an endless series of questions, puzzling and insistent. It not only raises questions, it helps to answer them. Service is a curriculum. In this curriculum, we encounter our own limitations -  we have seen... Read more>
floatingup

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"But he learned more from the river than Vasudeva could teach him. He learned from it continually. Above all, he learned from it how to listen with a still heart, with a waiting open soul, without passion, without... Read more>
lifestags

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There are many planes of reality that my consciousness can be at when I look at another person. I can look at you and I can see men and women, old and young, and light and dark and so on. I see the physical bodies. Or I... Read more>
satchitananda

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What do you think God is? Well, I’ll tell you what I think God is. I’ve been thinking about it. Ram Kir, the Indian mystic, says “A God defined is a God confined.” “What can’t be said, can’t be said and... Read more>
predicamentofparenthood

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My son has developed a neurotic habit that worries me and my wife quite a bit. What should we do? To the extent that you are free of the attachment to how it ought to be with your son and with your identity as a... 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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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>
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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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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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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>
thirdchinesepatriarch

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The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When not attached to love or hate, all is clear and undisguised. Separate by the smallest amount, however, and you are as far from it as heaven... 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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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>
mahrajji-smile

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by Ramgiri Braun, Ph.D. There is only one reason why we meet our guru: because we are blind to the indescribable love and the eternal light of our soul. So when that timeless reality wants to awaken in us, it shakes... Read more>
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