Archive for March, 2015

An Ocean in a Teacup

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No matter how vast and exceptional an I. Q. one has, the mind can never wrap itself around what’s infinite in the universe.  It’s like putting an ocean in a teacup.  Philosophers and theologians have tried for millenniums to make sense of it all.  They’ve explored the furthest realms of consciousness and uncovered secrets hidden therein.  It’s an exciting, but futile attempt to make sense of a logic that transcends human comprehension. Most seekers will discover that intellectual exploration doesn’t ...

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All We Have to Do is Listen…

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When I was younger, I attended numerous satsangs and prayer meetings. I listened to swamis, yogis, rishis, priests, rabbis, imams, etc. speak endlessly about God and spiritual practice.  I used to chant and pray until assorted “Love, Peace and Eat Vegetable” mantras rang like church bells in my ears.  The rest of the day, I had to deal with a mind that wouldn’t shut up, and emotions that were like quicksand.  I was incapable of maintaining five minutes of inner ...

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The One True Temple is Life Itself

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With all the ashrams, temples, churches and houses of worship that dot the globe, we forget that the one true temple is life itself – a non-stop manifestation of spiritual energy that creates an environment in which human beings can learn whatever they have to learn to develop strong inner lives.  The altars in this temple remain a mystery until we discover that they exist inside each and every one of us: seven basic chakras that link a person to ...

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Meditation is not a spiritual life

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We all have hearts, we all need love, and we all have varying degrees of ambition and try to reach goals that are supposed to make us happy. We were sweet and lovable infants at birth, but that taste of paradise was somehow lost along the way. There is no immediate answer to this quandary. We just have to open our hearts and keep them open, and slowly, but surely learn to transform our tensions into life-giving energies.

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Enlightened People Don’t Know They’re Enlightened

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After many years of deep meditation practice, I realized that I know little or nothing about life.  At first, the very notion frightened me.  It shredded my ego and demanded very deep surrender.  It forced me to live my life in the moment.  There was no past or future, just the “now” in all its frightening and intimidating beauty.  The less there was of me directing traffic, the more room there was for spirit to guide my actions.  I realized ...

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The End of Abuse

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There’s no superficial answer to the question of family or racial abuse or the subjugation of women to an inferior status. Women can blame men, and men can blame women, until both sexes discover that dysfunction is rooted so deeply in the human psyche that superficial answers don’t touch the core of the problem. There will be no equality of gender status or termination of physical abuse until people begin to transform their own deep-rooted anger and prejudice into a ...

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