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Empty Cloud : In the pure single-mindedness of my meditation

Empty Cloud  A Chinese Zen Master (1840-1960) Long before the time of his death in 1959 at the venerable age of 120 on Mount Yun-ju, Jiangxi Province, Master Xu-yun’s name was known and revered in every Chinese Buddhist temple and … Continue reading

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Jacques Lusseyran : The attention

Jacques Lusseyran (1924-1971) was a  french author and a blind hero of the French Resistance.. He became totally blind in a school accident at the age of 8. “At all times, I know of the world only what I deserve … Continue reading

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Swami Ramdas : There is no greater ennemy than lazyness

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Meditation at stated times and remembrance of God at all times is necessary in the case of all sadhakas. Conceive a thirst and hunger for God. Feel discontented for want of that hunger. A lukewarm desire does not result in … Continue reading

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Dhammapada

Not the unworthy actions of others nor their sins of omission and commission, but his own acts of omission and commission should one regard. « He reviled me, he beat me and conquered and then plundered me », who express … Continue reading

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Karajan : Beethoven Symphony No. 5, First Movement

« Each concert is a mystical experience, an ecstasy… it’s a form of grace » Herbert von Karajan   An audience invariably makes great demands on an artist’s attention—demands that are generally beyond the capacity of the ordinary person—yet these … Continue reading

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Edouard Salim Michael: the right time will never come

“A sincere aspirant will not fail to notice to what point he is inhabited by all sorts of futile or harmful inner chatter, as well as by an interminable procession of worthless, negative or even destructive thoughts, aside from all … Continue reading

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Ajahn Sumedho Ajahn Amaro Edward Salim Michael : Nada yoga the Inner Sound

I had discovered this “inner sound” many years before but had never heard or read any reference to this in the Pali Canon. I had developed a meditation practice referring to this background vibration and experienced great benefits in developing … Continue reading

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Gustavo Dudamel and The role of Great Music

Internationally acclaimed conductor Gustavo Dudamel continues to share his magnetic enthusiasm for music with audiences of all ages around the world. As he begins his twelfth year as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, in fall 2010, he … Continue reading

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Salim Michael : The Attention and its Importance

A human being’s attention is the most precious treasure he possesses. Its purpose, force, and importance in life may not be very obvious, since through long, habitual, and instinctive use it is generally taken too much for granted. (…) On … Continue reading

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