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Training the mind

The mind we use during the day is no different from the mind we use at night when we sleep. The mind never ‘stops’…We have all the same sensations even while sleeping and dreaming – we hear, we touch, we see, … Continue reading

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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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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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Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing…

Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing. When we do things that give us pleasure, they inevitably lead to pain or suffering. If we eat our favorite food for example, and we keep eating it, it will make us … Continue reading

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