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Washing the Dishes – November 24 2017

While washing the dishes one should only be washing the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes one should be completely aware of the fact that one is washing the dishes. At first glance, that might seem a little silly: why put so much stress on […]

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Some Thoughts on Love – November 23 2017

All you need is love All you need is love All you need is love, love Love is all you need from All You Need is Love, Lennon and McCartney There is no situation that is immune to the power of love. Any situation is upgraded by […]

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Freedom from the Ego – November 22 2017

To ask the mind to kill itself is like making the thief the policeman. He will go with you and pretend to catch the thief, but nothing will be gained. So you must turn inward and see where the mind rises from, and then it will cease […]

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Family Time – November 21 2017

It is the beginning of the holiday season and, for so many of us, ‘family time.’ Many of us will be traveling to see our parents, or we may have children coming home to visit us. We may be seeing siblings. Many people, many relationships, some of […]

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What We are is Pure Gold – November 20 2017

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. Leo Tolstoy   The Veda says that we are spirit. That we are not this body, we are not this mind, we are not these […]

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But Sometimes It Hurts – November 19 2017

The whole theory of Maya does not mean that the world is an illusion. The world is a reality, but the theory of Maya says the world is only relatively real and, therefore, not absolutely real. It is not what you think it to be and what it is actually, […]

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Over the Age of 50 – November 18 2017

yogasthah kuru karmani sangam tyaktva dhanamjaya siddhyasiddhyoh samo bhutva samatvam yoga ucyate   Established in union, perform action, O Arjuna, giving up attachment and becoming balanced in both success and failure.   This is known as the science of uniting the individual consciousness  with the Ultimate Consciousness. [This […]

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Nature, God, Love, Whimsy – November 17 2017

I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument  while the song I came to sing remains unsung.  Rabindranath Tagore   Instead of asking “what do I want from life?”, a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?” Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth […]

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The Problem of Self-Loathing – November 16 2017

If you had a person in your life treating you the way you treat yourself, you would have gotten rid of them a long time ago… Cheri Huber, There Is Nothing Wrong with You:  Going Beyond Self-Hate   The mind thinks thoughts that we don’t plan. It’s […]

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What We Expect to See – November 15 2017

[Marconi] points out that the amount of the universe a human can experience is statistically, like, zero percent. You’ve got this huge universe, trillions of trillions of miles of empty space between galaxies, and all a human can perceive is a little tunnel a few feet wide […]

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