meditation

WHERE IS THE SELF?

Ven: The same is true for our “self” or “I”. Recall a time when you were very angry. how did the “I” appear then? It seemed very solid- as if there was a real me that someone was insulting. That “I” felt real, as if it were independent, somewhere inside our body and mind. We… Continue reading WHERE IS THE SELF?

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“On Children” A Poem by Kahlil Gibran

On Children by Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have… Continue reading “On Children” A Poem by Kahlil Gibran

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Discipline:::

“You, the practitioner, should first of all be like a bee going from flower to flower collecting nectar. At the stage when you are listening to and studying the teachings, learn all of them carefully, in both words and meaning. Then you should be like a wild animal. Not satisfied with a mere theoretical understanding,… Continue reading Discipline:::

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The Third Noble Truth:::

The third noble truth states that we can give up that craving or desire, but first it must be identified. Most people think their situation is normal and does not require any kind of investigation, thus they go through life suffering, unaware that anything can be done about it. Once people become aware – which… Continue reading The Third Noble Truth:::