Category Archives: Compassion and devotion

loving kindness and devotion as main means on a spiritual path

Swami Ramdas : What is Yoga ?

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  Yoga is not a thing to be merely talked about, read in books, and heard through others. Yoga is for practice in life. Yoga which does not soften the heart and fill it with the pure emotion of love, … Continue reading

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Why being vegetarian ? Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo – Edward Salim Michael

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  Because of the tremendous terror, physical pain, and moral agony dumb creatures must inevitably go through when faced with their bewilderingly precipitate and harsh death at the hands of humans—an agony they cannot even give voice to in their … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : Compassion is of primary importance

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It is not by taking refuge in a hermitage that a seeker will learn to recognize and establish within herself true compassion, but rather in her relationships with her fellows and in her contact with the existential world, however hard … Continue reading

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Ayya Khema : The benefits of Metta meditation

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Metta is greatly helped by meditative insights that show us that our separation from one another is an illusion. When we discover that all of us are parts of the same whole, and when we actually feel that in meditation, … Continue reading

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Brother Lawrence : I feel joys so continual and so great

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If we were well accustomed to the exercise of the presence of God, all bodily diseases would be much alleviated thereby. God often permits that whe should suffer a little to purify our souls and oblige us to continue with … Continue reading

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Brother Lawrence : The Practice Of The Presence Of God

Convince yoursel that God is often nearer to us and more effectually present with us, in sickness than in health.  Rely upon no other physician. He reserves your cure to Himself. Put then all your trust in Him, and you … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : When a human being starts to pray

Thus, when, at one of the most dramatic moments of his life, a human being starts to pray, the more his prayer is sincere and intense, the more his ordinary self gives way within him – without his even being … Continue reading

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Ta-hui’s prayer which is recited daily in Zen monasteries.

My only prayer is to be firm in my determination to give myself completely to the Buddha’sWay, so that no doubts arise however long the road seems to be. To be light and easy in the four parts of my … Continue reading

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Ayya Khema : Loving- Kindness Meditation and video

Please put the attention on the breath for just a moment to become centred.  Take a look into your heart and see whether there is any worry, fear, grief, dislike, resentment, rejection, uneasiness, anxiety. If you find any of those, … Continue reading

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Gandhi and the Bhagavad Gita

«  When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita, and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately … Continue reading

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