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After you have practiced for a while, you will realize that it is not possible to make rapid, extraordinary progress. Even though you try very hard, the progress you make is always little by little. - Shunryu... Read more>
prayer

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"Christ was lost in love." - Neem Karoli Baba Prayer, sitting with a picture of a holy being, singing to the Beloved - all of these are devotional meditative practices, the way of the heart. Devotion balances the more... Read more>
keepinggroundpost

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The true saint goes in and out amongst the people and eats and sleeps with them and buys and sells in the market and marries and takes part in social intercourse, and never forgets God for a single moment. - Abu Sa'id... Read more>
jakebird

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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... Read more>
Loss of Meaning

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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... Read more>
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... Read more>