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The body is compared to a guest house

The body is compared to a guest house; it is a place to stay for just a short time and not permanently. At present, the guest of consciousness is staying in the guesthouse of the body, like renting a place … Continue reading

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Not looking for alternatives…

We don’t experience this world fully until we are willing to give everything away. Samaya means not holding anything back, not preparing our escape route, not looking for alternatives, not thinking that there is ample time to do things later… … Continue reading

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Our daily diet…

Our daily diet consists of much more than the foods we eat, and in what quantity. Everything we see, hear, smell, touch and taste has to be ‘digested’ – or it gets stored as stress in our bodies. So, since … Continue reading

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At some point…

“At some point, we make the discovery that, ultimately mind transcends death. Who we are and where we are is mind. Mind endures because it is unborn and unceasing; it endures because it transcends our concept of time and space; … Continue reading

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Freedom

An open schedule is not, as we once thought, freedom. Free time is of a different order than free-dom. Freedom, at least in the dharmic sense, depends on the quality of attention that we bring to our interactions. Only to … Continue reading

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Time is a mental construct

Time…is a mental construct. The only reason we feel that time is going faster, is because in relation to the time we have been alive, a year is smaller and smaller. When we were 1, a year was a ‘lifetime’, … 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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Align with the highest

Align with the highest! Whatever your highest aspiration is at this time – align with that. Don’t use a food court approach to spirituality – a little of this and a little of that. Mixing various foods at one meal … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature

Patience is crucial to the spiritual path. We need patience with the Dharma, with our practice, with ourselves, with others as well as with the path. Patience means that we neither want what was before nor what comes after, that … Continue reading

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We live in a time of computers and automation

“We live in a time of computers and automation, so you may feel that inner development is also an automatic thing for which you press a button and everything changes. It is not so. Inner development is not easy and … Continue reading

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