Daily Thought

Life is Difficult – May 24 2017

Life is difficult.   This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult–once we truly understand and accept it–then life is no longer […]

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The Mind and Fear – May 23 2017

Because the basic mechanism of fear is of animal origin and a prerequisite to survival, it is built into the very structure and physiology of the human brain.   The capacity to analyze and abstract the perception of time and its concept of the future provides an […]

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Suffering and Evil – May 22 2017

Pain is not the same as suffering. Left to itself, the body discharges pain spontaneously, letting go of it the moment that the underlying cause is healed. Suffering is pain that we hold on to. It comes from the mind’s mysterious instinct to believe that pain is […]

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Not Enlightenment – May 21 2017

In the mixture of starlight and cloud-reflected sunlight in which the desert world is now illuminated, each single object stands forth in preternatural though transient brilliance, a final assertion of existence before the coming of night: each rock and shrub and tree, each flower, each stem of […]

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What Can I Do to Help – May 20 2017

So we all serve all of life through all of our spiritual endeavors–everything that we surrender to God for the good of all, every advance, every forgiveness that we personally do, every time we let go of feeling sad and unhappy, every negativity we let go–benefits all […]

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Cosmic Consciousness – May 19 2017

The Truth is far more all-encompassing than the mind could ever comprehend. No thought can encapsulate the Truth. At best, it can point to it. For example, it can say: “All things are intrinsically one.” That is a pointer, not an explanation. Understanding these words means feeling […]

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Sometimes a Man Stands Up During Supper – May 18 2017

Sometimes a Man Stands Up During Supper   Sometimes a man stands up during supper and walks outdoors, and keeps on walking, because of a church that stands somewhere in the East.   And his children say blessings on him as if he were dead.   And […]

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How Can I Give When I Feel Like I Need to Get – May 17 2017

Happiness depends on something or other and can be lost; freedom from everything depends on nothing and cannot be lost. Freedom from sorrow has no cause and, therefore, cannot be destroyed. Realise that freedom. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That, p.147   How can I give when […]

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Vedic Dating – May 15 2017

Happiness depends on something or other and can be lost; freedom from everything depends on nothing and cannot be lost. Freedom from sorrow has no cause and, therefore, cannot be destroyed. Realise that freedom. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,  I Am That, p.147   Romance, courtship, amour. Is there […]

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Synchronicity vs. Coincidence – May 14 2017

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second […]

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