Category Archives: Right effort

Effort to go beyond oneself, the necessity of renonciation

When you are walking, know that you are walking

Walking meditation in the Theravada tradition – The power of attention

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Swami Ramdas : There is no greater ennemy than lazyness

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Meditation at stated times and remembrance of God at all times is necessary in the case of all sadhakas. Conceive a thirst and hunger for God. Feel discontented for want of that hunger. A lukewarm desire does not result in … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : The fight to master the mind

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The aspirant must realise, that, whichever spiritual path he is committed to, there can be no guarantee in succeeding to know, in a veritable way, the Infinite dwelling in him. Among all those who followed a given path, very few … Continue reading

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Bhagavad-Gita : Continually, remembers Me

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12-13. All the doors of the senses closed, the mind shut in into the heart, the life-force taken up out of its diffused movement into the head, the intelligence concentrated in the utterance of the sacred syllable OM and its … Continue reading

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo : Virya Paramita or Effort

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  Contemplating viryaparamita, or the perfection of effort, leads us to the question of enthusiastic energy. Does the idea itself make you feel exhausted? We never can accomplish anything if we don’t really try, if we don’t have some ongoing … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : Practice of spiritual exercises

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An earnest seeker should be deeply concerned each time he is confronted with his rebellious mind, with its lazy habits, instability, attachments, elusiveness, and slovenly ways of working. These he will have to study and try intelligently to contend with, … Continue reading

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Zen Buddhism In search of Self

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Ramana Maharshi : annihilation of the mind

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Can someone become a high officer by merely once seeing such an officer ? He may become one if he strives and equips himself for the position. Similarly, can the ego, which is in bondage as the mind, become the … Continue reading

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Meditation techniques – Levels of enlightenment and Satori – video

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When one succeeds in staying focused, there is an outcome. But this outcome can only be achieved when I lose my ordinary individuality as I know it usually… Edward Salim Michael gives some important clues for meditation.    

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This is very strange – George Adie

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This is very strange. I start to see so many things differently, I find that less and less is certain; and I have to begin to understand this possibility of inner doing without interfering with anything. It is only by … Continue reading

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