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Nagarjuna’s Chatuskoti

When I think I ‘got it’, I remind myself that any particular view is by definition limited. As Nagarjuna’s Chatuskoti states: “It is not this.    It is not that. It is not both.     It is not neither.” Love … Continue reading

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Alaya vijana

In Buddhism we speak of the alaya vijana – the ground consciousness. This is the ‘storehouse’ of all experiences, thoughts and feelings we have had since time immemorial. In the west we often refer to this as the subconscious or … Continue reading

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The 50% Rule

Ayurveda, literally, is the science of life. It is not medicine, which by definition is focused on disease and its remediation. It does not value our deficits nearly as much as our strengths. That strength, that life force —prana— needs … Continue reading

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