Tag Archives: experiences

Happiness…

When we speak about happiness, we are often mixing up two quite different and largely independent states — two levels of satisfaction. One the one hand, there are those pleasurable feelings which come with sensory-level experiences. On the other hand, … 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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We are family because we have similar karma – not the other way around

I once asked my teacher why my sons and I had so many similar tendencies and things happen in our lives…He said: “You are family because you have similar karma — you are not having the experiences you are because … Continue reading

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