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Ignorance…or Implementation?

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras II.3: The lack of awareness of Reality, the sense of egoism or “I-am-ness”, attractions and repulsions toward objects and the strong desire for life are the great afflictions or causes of all miseries. (Taimni’s translation) The Sanskrit … Continue reading

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I Love You, I Love You, I Love You!

December is the month when in classes I lead the practice of “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” i.e. saying that silently inside (or outside) to whatever (or whoever) is getting your attention at the moment.  What … Continue reading

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Gun Control! More Thoughts on the Violence in the World (and in ourselves)

I wrote last time about doing good and it’s effects in the world, inspired by some of Amma’s guidance and teachings in November in Detroit.  Toward the end of her answer to the question posed about what we can do … Continue reading

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Do Good!

On the retreat with Amma in Detroit this past November, there was a Question and Answer session.  A woman asked her, “What guidance can you give us to stop the violence in the world and to make the world more … Continue reading

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WORLD/UNIVERSAL Peace

When we were with Amma recently, and for the past year, at the end of the talks and meditations, she has said, “At this time Nature and human minds are equally agitated.”  Sounds true, right?  She continues saying that Grace … Continue reading

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Why Kirtan? (part 2)

Part of the point of kirtan (or meditation or Yoga) is to transform our consciousness from being preoccupied with the little self, or even our preoccupation with our little ideas about God, to an awakening of a bigger Self or … Continue reading

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Premature Surrender

I had a conversation a few weeks ago with one of Bodhi’s, our oldest son’s, friends from taekwondo.  His family is fundamentalist Christian and is good friends of our family.  We were talking about religion and our beliefs and views, … Continue reading

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Resistance and Excuses

“A body at rest tends to stay at rest, and a body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an external force.”  -Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion “Any excuse will do.” -Ti Harmony Though formulated … Continue reading

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Christ­mas Encouragement

I write this article while Christmas carols are playing on the radio (really; it helps us get in the “Christmas spirit”), the little white plastic Christmas tree beautifully shining with colored lights in the corner, already a small mountain of … Continue reading

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Family Practice

Last month I wrote about trying to balance family and work time. In our family and because of my particular job, fortunately there is some overlap of those two. We have had for [a few] years now, what we call … Continue reading

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