The Mind Reacts

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“In fact, a person always finds when he begins to practice meditation that all sorts of problems are brought out. Any hidden aspects of your personality are brought out into the open, for the simple reason that for the first time you are allowing yourself to see your state of mind as it is. –… Read more »

Loss of Meaning

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Loss of Meaning

Ram Dass (and Chogyam Trungpa) on the Loss of Meaning The attainment of enlightenment from ego’s point of view is extreme death, the death of self, the death of me and mine, the death of the watcher. It is the ultimate and final disappointment. – Chogyam Trungpa from The Myth of Freedom Very often people… Read more »

The Purpose of a Lineage

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My own lineage is reflected in the name Ram Dass, which means “servant of God.” It’s a path of devotion to God/Guru, and the expression of that devotion is through service to all beings. Mother Teresa reflected this lineage when she spoke of serving the lepers in the streets of Calcutta as serving “Christ in… Read more »

The Idea of a Soul Mate

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Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes.  I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships, and been married and divorced twice and I’m searching for something special.  Something I’ve been told has been called a soul… Read more »