We all have a Gospel (beliefs, rules, etc.) to live by. There can be great strength in blind faith. Emotionally, you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that you SHALL CERTAINLY be taken care of. What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #020: The Gospel of Doubt
Our industrial society is scarcely 300 years old. That shallow history shouldn’t suggest to anyone that we have all of the answers for all of the questions that will confront us in the ensuing millennia.
Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #017: The worldwide web of belief and ritual
“So there can be a miracle ONLY WHEN YOU ARE WILLING TO RECEIVE THAT MIRACLE, and I assure you that a miracle can take place, when you are willing to receive it, when YOU ARE WILLING TO LOOK AT THINGS REALLY AS THEY ARE.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #71: On Self-Knowledge
Thus, what we have, so far, is TOTAL TRUST and EFFORTLESSNESS.
This is where a philosopher called Laozi (or Lao Tzu) – a mysterious semi-historical duing 6 BC – did us a great service. He is credited with a text called Tao-Te-Ching – which is like a manual on effortlessness. This philosophy could be summarized as – *Do nothing and accomplish everything*. Flow freely like water in life, around whatever shows up, and everything will get done in natural course of life. “Wu Wei” is a term to denote “effortless action”. Continue reading Book Giveaway #63: Effortless Living
Please DO NOT RUSH TO A GURU. You need to first make your own independent efforts. He says:
“Start preparing yourself in the first instance. Awake, balance your mind and heart, determine your goal as a balanced person, you will surely come across a master.”
This book explains the human nature and the spiritual process in most simple terms. In easy conversational tone, it seems, the author is directly talking to you. Time to begin THE REAL JOURNEY of life? Continue reading Book Giveaway #62: Rise To The Dawn
A Journey process is a guided introspection designed to address your specific issues, uncover the root cause of your physical condition or your emotional issue, and help you to a complete resolution. There are two different basic types of Journeys. Both will take you deep within, to a place guided by your own inner wisdom. When you have recovered the memory that is the key to your issue, you are then able to empty out all the associated emotion contained within it and open into a deep forgiveness. Once completely free from the impact of this memory, healing at a cellular level can naturally begin. Continue reading Book Giveaway #52: The Journey
Buddhism does not promote the idea of abandoning all desires altogether. What Buddhism encourages is the idea that all forms of craving, grasping and clinging, which are exaggerated forms of desire, have to be abandoned, because they ultimately cause suffering and unhappiness. Continue reading Book Giveaway #51: The Essence of Buddhism
These aphorisms were formulated by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102–1176) though the Lojong method is seen as evolving through 300 years after the arrival of Master Atiśa (Bengali Buddhist leader and master, 982–1054) in Tibet. It is said that Master Atiśa had, in his lifetime, learned from 150 teachers! Here is fun story on his travel to Tibet: Continue reading Book Giveaway #46: Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart
… I employ the creative opportunities innate in the three ordinary realms around you – the visual material space, the theater of relationships and the vibrational environment. Now, you are part of all of them at all moments. But do you relate them with awareness? When you look at any place or thing, do you look deep enough, close enough and care enough to wonder and ask questions? Continue reading Book Giveaway #44: Creative Living
From most accounts, enlightenment arrives unannounced and suddenly. It is said, after a point, all spiritual preparation is pointless – because it happens effortlessly – hence, all effort actually takes you away. Yet, at the beginning and until “some” point, some guidance could be helpful. Continue reading Book Giveaway #43: The Power of Now