Category Archives: Right understanding

Understanding of the goal and of the means of a spiritual practice

Tao Te Ching : Wu-Wei – non action – about duality and Unity

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When everyone in the world sees beauty, Then ugly exists. When everyone sees good, Then bad exists. Therefore: What is and what is not create each other. Difficult and easy complement each other. Tall and short shape each other. High … Continue reading

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Meister Eckhart : Temple of God is the Knowing

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“ Temple of God is the Knowing. Nowhere else God dwells more truly than in His temple, the Knowing … where never nothing touched Him, because in there He is alone in his stillness. God inside His very knowledge knows … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : the quality and the intensity of one’s initial efforts

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One day, when he was outside his bungalow to practice his daily concentration exercises, Salim saw on the ground, not far from him, an enormous eagle holding something in its talons. With his beak the eagle tore off a morsel … Continue reading

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Opening the heart by Ayya Khema

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Gurdjieff : One must learn to pray

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ONE MUST LEARN TO PRAY, JUST AS ONE MUST LEARN EVERYTHING ELSE. Whoever knows how to pray and is able to concentrate in the proper way, his prayer can give results. But it must be understood that there are different … Continue reading

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Ajahn Jayasaro : Chanda, the right motivation

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The Buddha spoke of two kinds of desire: desire that arises from ignorance and delusion, which is called tanha, craving, and desire that arises from wisdom and intelligence, which is called kusala-chanda, or dhamma-chanda, or most simply chanda. Chanda has … Continue reading

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Thomas a Kempis : The Imitation of Christ

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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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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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Jetsunma Yenzin Palmo : Bringing meditation in our daily life

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Bede Griffith : the woundedness of our human nature

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“To enter deeply into meditation is to enter into the mystery of suffering love. It is to encounter the woundedness of our human nature. We are all deeply wounded from our infancy and bear these wounds in the unconscious. The … Continue reading

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