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Grief is a natural emotion. It’s that part of you which allows you to say goodbye when you don’t want to say goodbye; to express—push out, propel—the sadness within you at the experience of any kind of loss. It could be the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a contact lens. When […]

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The Vakil of Bokhara

(extracted from The Mathnawi Rumi) The Prince of Bokhara had a Vakil who, through fear of punishment for an offence he had committed, ran away and remained concealed in Kuhistan and the desert for the space of ten years. At the end of that time, being unable to endure absence from his lord and his […]

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Ashin Tejaniya said… Lobha (greed, any kind of craving or liking) is more difficult, more subtle — and moha (delusion, ignorance, not understanding, not seeing reality) is hardest. The point I was making the other day was that we should better not use the word suffering when we talk about dukkha. Most yogis don’t understand […]

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“So learn from Me now, friend, as I briefly profile the qualities that make the loving yogi one with Me, Brahman, the Godhead. There is no higher achievement in life. “Cultivate a pure intellect. Free your mind and heart of delusion. Be self-restrained. Give up the ego. Subdue your senses through steady will. Abandon the […]

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Wisdom in its simplest essence, is derived from experience analysed, knowledge gained, intuitive thought, introspective comtemplataion, intellectual enquiry , genuine inquiry,* and exhaustive persistence driven by a burning desire, guided by a force within. *added by GG ~ Excerpts from In the Sphere of Silence by Vijay Eswaran ~

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Description of Love

A true lover is proved such by his pain of heart; No sickness is there like sickness of heart. The lover’s ailment is different from all ailments; Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries. A lover may hanker after this love or that love, But at the last he is drawn to the KING of […]

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The voice within is what I honour. It’s what I’m married to. This life doesn’t belong to me. The voice says, “Brush your teeth.” Okay. I don’t know what for, I just move on through. It says, “Walk.” Okay. I just keep moving. Someone says, “Will you come do The Work with us?” Okay. I’m […]

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Hearken to the reed-flute, how it complains, Lamenting its banishment from its home:- “Ever since they tore me from my osier bed, My plaintive notes have moved men and women to tears. I burst my breast, striving to give vent to sighs, And to express the pangs of my yearning for my home. He who […]

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Where it Came from

A tear can be ego and anger can be compassion. Anger can be ego and tears can be compassion. It depends on where it arises from. ~ if not now, when?, Chapter 03 Peace + Anger, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche  

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As long as the ego runs your life, most of your thoughts, emotions, and actions arise from desire and fear. In relationships you then either want or fear something from the other person. What you want from them may be pleasure or material gain, recognition, praise or attention, or a strengthening of your sense of […]

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