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

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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Bhaghavad Gita : He who sees Me everywhere and sees all in Me, to him I do not get lost, nor does he get lost to Me.

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“Motionless like the light of a lamp in a windless place is the controlled consciousness (free from its restless action, shut in from its outward motion) of the Yogin who practises union with the Self. That in which the mind … Continue reading

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A Buddhist Prayer

  Our only prayer is to be firm in our determination to give ourselves completely to the Buddha’sWay, so that no doubts arise however long the road seems to be. To be light and easy in the four parts of … Continue reading

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Advaita is an insight which transcends logic – Bede Griffith

« It seems to me that we have ultimately to go beyond all forms of thought – even beyond the Trinity, the Incarnation, the Church, etc. All these belong to the world of « signs » — manifestations of God … Continue reading

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Meditation is to change the mind’s capacity : Ayya Khema

Ayya Khema : When we sit down to meditate, we are trying to transcend our everyday consciousness, the consciousness used to transact ordinary business, the one used in the world’s marketplace as we go shopping, bring up our children, work … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : How to be whole in what I do ? – video

How to be whole in what I do? We always want to get rid of something. Each moment can become a moment of practice — The street can be a cloister — the subway, the cooking, all must become practice. … Continue reading

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Maurice Nicoll : what we call the present moment is not now

No reveries, no conversations, no tracing out of the meaning of phantasies, contain this now, which belongs to a higher order of consciousness. The time-man in us does not know now. He is always preparing something in the future, or … 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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Majjhima Nikaya & Visuddhi Maga : The Sublime Reality

The Reality that came to me is profound and hard to see or understand because it is beyond the sphere of thinking. It is sublime and unequaled but subtle and only to be found by the dedicated. Majjhima Nikaya Just … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael – Earthly Existence As Indispensable Means for Transformation

For all its problems, uncertainties, and pains, life as it is affords the human being the indispensable and only means of learning right and noble conduct, and with the chance to sublimate himself through these very difficulties. After death, the … Continue reading

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