Category Archives: Right effort

Effort to go beyond oneself, the necessity of renonciation

Edward Salim Michael : Changing the past

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As the past and the future converge at every instant in the present, the seriousness with which a motivated aspirant accomplishes his spiritual practice in the present (meditation or other exercises) is not only tracing the future for him, but … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ – Thomas a Kempis –

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According to our resolution so is the rate of our progress, and much diligence is needful for him who would make good progress.  For if he who resolveth bravely oftentimes falleth short, how shall it be with him who resolveth … 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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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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