Category Archives: Right understanding

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

Edward Salim Michael : Hidden Influences Emanating from Beings and Things

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To whatever person or object an aspirant, either consciously or unconsciously, allows his thoughts to drift and dwell upon, he is unknowingly connecting himself to that person or object. By so doing, he will subtly begin to receive certain impressions … Continue reading

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Yamada Mumon Roshi : when I see the moon, the moon is I

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Sitting in zazen, I become nothing and everything become nothing, that is to say I and everything melt into One. So when I see a flower, the flower is I, when I see the moon, the moon is I. All … Continue reading

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Gerta Ital : Sudden Enlightenment

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Unfortunately, most people who have decided to start working on themselves are usually too impatient. They want to see ‘successes’ as soon as possible, otherwise they feel that Heaven hasn’t taken note of their efforts. It is a strange paradox: … Continue reading

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Jack Kornfield : Wisdom teaching

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Renunciation is an inner state of Mind – Swami Ramdas

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So sannyas, or any other method of approach to God, employed by various seekers of Truth, is only a means by adopting which the soul seeks liberation from the thralldom of lust, greed, and wrath, and experiences the fullness and … Continue reading

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Are Nirvana and samsara one ? Huxley, the Perennial Philosophy

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That nirvana and samsara are one is a fact about the nature of the Universe; but it is a fact which cannot be fully realized or directly experienced, except by souls far advanced in spirituality. For ordinary, nice, unregenerate people … Continue reading

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How the Buddha answered to insults

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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels’ Sanctuary. Then the brahman Akkosaka Bharadvaja heard that a brahman of the Bharadvaja clan had gone forth from the home life into homelessness in … Continue reading

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Tierno Bokar : White birds and black birds

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Tierno Bokar was a Sufi, a spiritual guide, sage and teacher. He lived in the first half of the twentieth century. “In relation to one another,” he said, “humans are comparable to walls located facing one another. Each wall is … Continue reading

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Meister Eckhart : There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow

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There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand … Continue reading

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Ajaan Kao : After death is there just voidness ? nothingness ?

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“Especially important is the idea which some people have that after death there is just voidness, nothingness. This view is fundamentally wrong. The heart of the Lord Buddha and those of all the Arahants who have got rid of the … Continue reading

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