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Meditating on Death

As noted in the authoritative Buddhist online archive “Access To Insight“, the standard Buddhist Meditation on Death is given by Buddhaghosa in Chapter VIII of the Visuddhimagga (“Path of Purification”), summarized in the quote: “Now when a man is truly … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft

“You fight others all the time for your survival as a separate body-mind, a particular name and form. To live you must destroy. From the moment you were conceived you started a war with your environment – a merciless war … Continue reading

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The Mystique of Freedom

“In fact if everything arises from pure and total consciousness, then pure and total consciousness has no need of a path to tread to reach itself”  ~Chogyal Namkhai Norbu In the vast library cataloguing exceptional human experiences, daunting adventures, and … Continue reading

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True Meditation: Recognizing Basic Sanity

“There is no need of training. Awareness is always with you. The same attention that you give to the outer, you turn to the inner. No new, or special kind of awareness is needed. What you need is to be … Continue reading

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Science and Spirituality

“Only when each one of us feels the truth, appreciates the truth, accepts the truth, and is ready to follow the truth, will it work. When someone puts himself outside of the truth in order to study the truth, he … Continue reading

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Pain and Spiritual Practice

“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” ~Natalie Sudman A common inquiry of spiritual aspirants revolves around the challenging matter of dealing with pain. Frequent comments on the issue include complaints that physical pain somehow interferes with the ability to meditate, … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

The hindrance is only one: attachment to the past. ~ Papaji If we pause to consider our “life story”, isn’t it somewhat like remembering a dream? We might wonder: did it even happen to us? In the shadow play of … Continue reading

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