Monthly Archives: August 2013

Once we taste the freedom that comes with independence, it gets easier

“Once we taste the freedom that comes with independence, it gets easier. We realize how much we have lost by desperately holding on, and we know how much there is to gain through disengaging from confusion. We can do this … Continue reading

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‘Health’ care is ‘Self’ care

From the perspective of Ayurveda ‘health’ care is ‘self’ care. If we don’t take responsibility for all our actions of body, speech/energy/breath, and mind, who will? Love & Light!

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The Buddha said…

The Buddha said: “Don’t believe something because I say it…test it against your reason and your experience. If it works for you, adopt it! If it doesn’t, leave it aside…”

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Guilt and blame – two sides of the same coin

Guilt is what we feel – or what we try to make others feel – by assigning blame. Blame is actually a misunderstanding. Blame implies that there is a willful violation. So we have to ‘go back’ and do the … Continue reading

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Enlightenment is sudden, but the process is gradual

Enlightenment is sudden, but the process is gradual.

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Love and compassion are necessities

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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Mantra recitation

Mantra means ‘that which protects the mind’. All Buddhas are known for particular qualities — such as wisdom, compassion, fearlessness, boundless radiance etc. When we recite a particular mantra, we are not praying to some external being, but to an … Continue reading

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What is good or bad for any one of us depends on many factors…

We have as a society, taken so much of what is given to us in the media; from governmental agencies, medical establishments etc. as ‘truths’ – what is good for us or bad for us. What is good or bad … Continue reading

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Holding onto anger, resentment and hatred…

Holding on to anger, resentment and hatred, is like holding a burning coal in your hand, wishing for the other person to suffer. Let it go…you are only hurting yourself.

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Be kind whenever possible…

“Be kind whenever possible — it is always possible.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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