Category Archives: Right understanding

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

George Adie : The point of doing

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If only we could understand that because of our work here, we are on the point of “doing”. One of the first things we are told here, is that we cannot “do”.  And it takes a long, long time before … Continue reading

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Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha – Chapter 2 – Vigilance

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Vigilance is the path to Life Eternal. Thoughtlessness is the path to death. The reflecting vigilant die not. The heedless are already dead. (21) The wise distinctly understand this. Therefore they delight in wakeful watching. They graze in the pastures … 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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Jalal-uddin Rumi : Past and future veil God from our sight

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« Past and future veil God from our sight ; Burn up both of them with fire. How long Wilt thou be partitioned by these segments, like a reed ? So long as a reed is partitioned, it is note … Continue reading

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Kobori Roshi : There is a Buddha for those who do not know what he is really

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There is a Buddha for those who do not know what he is really, there is no Buddha for those who know what he is really

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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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Is Enlightenment just a myth ? Approaches to Enlightenment

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On a meditation retreat several years ago, late one evening after the Dharma talk, a woman raised her hand and asked one last question: “Is enlightenment just a myth?” When we teachers went back to our evening meeting, we asked … Continue reading

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Gospel of Thomas : When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known

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(3) Jesus says: (1) “If those who lead you say to you: ‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. (2) If they say to you: ‘It is in the sea,’ then … Continue reading

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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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Edward Salim Michael : a secret memory of the repetitions of his life

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As in a game of chess, the dying person sees at that fateful moment how every one of his actions unleashed a chain of events that made his life what it was as well as the turn it took, whether … Continue reading

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