Visiting a foreign Country

Visiting a foreign Country

If you were planning to move to a foreign country and thought you might never return, would not it then be prudent to acclimate yourself to any customs they might have of say…only drinking one certain liquid and nothing else? Then, dears, run to the wineshop, run. for in heaven what can increase your soul’s expanse is all that is ever...

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The Role of our Dual Natures

The Role of our Dual Natures

According to Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, Judas was actually a more exalted hero than Jesus. He unselfishly volunteered to perform the all-important villain’s role in the resurrection saga, knowing he’d be reviled forever. It was a dirty job that only a supremely ego-less saint could have done. Jesus suffered, true, but enjoyed glory and adoration as a result. Let’s...

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The Tao

The Tao

Every being in the universe is an expression of the Tao. It springs into existence, unconscious,perfect,free, takes on a physical body, lets circumstances complete it. That is why every being spontaneously honors the Tao. The Tao gives birth to all beings nourishes them, maintains them, cares for them, comforts them,protects them takes them back to itself, creating without possessing, acting...

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The Leaf

The Leaf

Leaves in a Fountain by Alix King “I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will...

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We are Free

We are Free

MENTOR MIND… Circular Strategies We are free ‘here and now’,  it is only the mind that imagines bondage.  Once you know your mind and its miraculous powers, and remove what poisoned it – the idea of a separate and isolated person – you just leave it alone to do its work among things for which it is well suited. —Sri Nisargadatta...

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Practice

Practice

Practice the arts of attention and listening. Practice renewing yourself every day. Practice meandering toward the center of every place. Practice the ritual of reading sacred texts. Practice gratitude and praise-singing. — Zi Zhang and...

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