Monthly Archives: January 2013

Points of View

 “The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.” ~Brooks Atkinson To study the world is to study ourselves. When we begin to … Continue reading

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Shaking Others Awake

“When you wake up from a dream, do you go about searching for the characters in that dream, to awaken them?” ~Ramana Maharshi We often encounter passionate voices in the alternative media seeking through various means to “raise consciousness” and … Continue reading

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How To Change

“One of the most powerful teachings of the Buddhist tradition is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will. As long as you’re wanting yourself to get better, you won’t. As long as you … Continue reading

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Discipline of Silence

“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness effect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and … Continue reading

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The Practice of Non-Dwelling

“Just let things happen without making any response and keep your minds from dwelling on anything whatsoever; for they who can do this thereby enter nirvana.” ~Ta-chu Hui–hai, Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening It is an extremely rare one indeed … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Story

“O Architect! You are seen! You shall build no house again. All your rafters are broken. Your ridge pole is shattered.” ~Dhammapada In chronic reaction to the perceived dilemma that characterizes “ordinary life”, the comparative mind becomes addicted to imagining … Continue reading

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