Category Archives: Right effort

Effort to go beyond oneself, the necessity of renonciation

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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Meditation : Outer and inner immobility – video

We want to stop something in order to recognize a moment of awakening. But, to stop something, there must be a stillness, both externally as well as internally.    

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Ajahn Mun : My determination to transcend Samsara

“I myself never expected to survive and become a teacher, for my determination to transcend samsara was much stronger than my concern for staying alive. All my efforts in all circumstances were directed toward a goal beyond life. I never … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael – Sadhana and Enlightenment

Like an iceberg whose biggest and most important part remains submerged and hidden from sight, the human being’s most essential aspect lies mysteriously veiled beneath the mists of his illusory ordinary self. And, because the desires and clamors of this … Continue reading

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Baghavad-Gita : What is knowledge, what is ignorance

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A total absence of worldly pride and arrogance, harmlessness, a candid soul, a tolerant, long-suffering and benignant heart, purity of mind and body, tranquil firmness and steadfastness, self-control and a masterful government of the lower nature and the heart’s worship … Continue reading

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