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Travel with me to Mount Bromo:::

During the summer I was in Bali and I decided to visit Mount Bromo. Mount Bromo is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but… Continue reading Travel with me to Mount Bromo:::

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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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On Detachment:::

  The Cultivation of Detachment: There is only attachment; there is no such thing as detachment. The mind invents detachment as a reaction to the pain of attachment. When you react to attachment by becoming “detached” you are attached to something else. So that whole process is one of attachment. You are attached to your… Continue reading On Detachment:::

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The Fourth Noble Truth:::

  THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH The eight elements of the Noble Eightfold Path are traditionally arranged into tree groups. Morality (shila)  comprises right of speech, right bodily action and right livelihood or living. Concentration or meditation (Samadhi) comprises right effort, right mindfullness or awareness and right concentration. Wisdom (Prajna) comprises right view and right thought (… Continue reading The Fourth Noble Truth:::

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Thought of the day :::

“Nothing contains all things. It is more precious than gold, without begining and end, more joyous than the perception of bountiful light, more noble than the blood of kings, comparable to the heavens, higher than the stars, more powerful than a stroke of lightning, perfect and blessed in every way. Nothing inspires… Nothing is everywhere”.… Continue reading Thought of the day :::

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The First Noble Truth::

The First Noble Truth This is one of the “tree signs of being”- that suffering hardship and unsatisfactoriness is the lot of humankind. It does not deny happiness or pleasure and life’s simple joys, but argues that they too come to an end and are therefore transient and passing.The Buddha likened pleasure to “licking honey… Continue reading The First Noble Truth::