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Tag: philosophy

The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit

In the fifteenth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna compares the ultimate source of the visible universe to an inverted tree, with the fruits, leaves and branches coming from the earth. There is so much more that we don’t see. This ‘tree’ is…

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The Yoga of distinction between the field and the knower of the field

In the thirteenth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna asks Krishna to teach him about nature and spirit, the field and the knower of the field. Krishna explains that the body including the mind, ego, desire, aversion, intellect and other such factors make up…

Lojong Slogan 46~Pay heed that the three never wane

This is part 46 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. The three principles of the practice of Lojong are devotion, appreciation and discipline. This slogan gets to the point that our inspiration to practice loving kindness and compassion comes and…

Lojong Slogan 36 ~ Don't Act With A Twist

This is part 36 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique With this slogan we are asked to examine our ulterior motives for the things we do. Acting with a twist is to act in a way that advances our own…

Lojong Slogan 35 ~ Don't try to be the fastest

This is part 35 of my series on Lojong ~ A Buddhist mind training technique This slogan asks that we slow down, take time to experience life instead of rushing for the next goal. Our society here in the west is very focused on…

Lojong Slogan 32 ~ Don't Wait in Ambush

This is part 32 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique There are times that we hang on to grudges or plot our revenge when we feel we’ve been wronged in some way. At times it is so all consuming to…

See the Light

I was watching the show Cosmos, the episode entitled “Hidden in the Light”, today and it got me thinking about spirituality (which this show often does – probably not the producers intention). Anyway, the visible spectrum of light goes from red in the lowest…

Be grateful for whoever comes

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi Detachment. I seem to have a lifelong struggle going on with the this concept. I feel as though I have made strides and then in creep the desires,…

Lojong Slogan 22~If you can practice even when distracted you are well trained

This is part 22 of my series on Lojong– A Buddhist Mindfulness technique Yogis are fond of saying that the pain you feel when coming into a pose was not created by the pose – the pose simply revealed it. The same concept is…

Lojong Slogan 12 ~ Drive All Blames into One

This is part 12 of my Lojong (Buddhist Mind Training) Series When things go wrong in our society we tend to look for the person to blame. With little evidence to support us, at times, we accuse another person or group for what we…