Spirituality

Surpassing Mentors and Escaping the Master’s Shadow

Surpassing Mentors and Escaping the Master’s Shadow

“It is good to remember that the goal of Buddhism is to create Buddhas, not Buddhists, as the goal of Christianity is to create Christs, not Christians. In the same vein, my teachings are not meant to acquire followers or imitators, but to awaken beings to eternal truth and thus to awakened life and living.” –Adyashanti Standing on the shoulders of giants is very important, but remaining stuck the... »

Abhay mudra

10 Buddha Mudras to Practice in Daily Life

Mudras or hand gestures is a practice to improve your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. In the Vedic tradition, the fingers of the hand represent the five basic elements that make up the human body: air, wind, fire, mud, and water. Based on this understanding, finger tips of living beings have many concentrated nerve root endings which act as free energy discharge points. On touching the ... »

mindful-eating

The Connection between Food and Soul

“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” – Adelle Davis Have you had moments where you have eaten enough food but you end up feeling like you haven’t eaten anything at all? Or you get hunger pangs at odd hours in spite of eating meals on time? This is because the food you eat isn’t fulfilling the kind of ener... »

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6 Steps to Transforming Ego into Soul

We live in an excessively unhealthy culture. We are constantly surrounded by victims. This is because we are all victims of an egocentric society, and hence victims of our own ego-attachment to such perspectives. I’ve written about transforming wounds into wisdom and victims into warriors. This article will analyze tactics for transforming Ego into Soul; to go from a state of instability to a stat... »

The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” – T. S. Eliot. Knowledge and wisdom might sound like synonyms since both refer to the mind and an accumulation of thoughts and experiences, but there are real differences in the actual application in our life. Knowledge There are different types of knowledge categorized in different manner by... »

A Journey Through Self

A Journey Through Self

“No one serves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha While we understand the implications of this statement we can only know through experience the gravity of this knowledge that’s so commonly tossed away into our mind. I first realized the intention behind this when I finally managed to move my consciousness through my body and sensed that s... »

Being a Lotus in the Pond

Being a Lotus in the Pond

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The effect of crowd culture on our Spiritual well-being “Crowd is Untruth” – Soren Kierkegaard In today’s time and a... »

The Art of Wu-wei and The Power of Effortless Action

The Art of Wu-wei and The Power of Effortless Action

“The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort. Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard to result, claiming nothing, the Sage has nothing to lose.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Tê Ching How do we become a person, let alone a sage, who has nothing to lose? How do we achieve such a state of liberation that all things just seem to happen with effortless ea... »

Transforming Loneliness into Solitude

Transforming Loneliness into Solitude

I don’t know if I’m unhappy because I’m not free, Or if I’m not free because I’m unhappy – Patricia Franchini, Breathless Do you truly feel free? Deal with this question genuinely as within the answer resides the truth of your state of mind. Do you feel stuck in this trap of desires or are you genuinely content with wherever and however you are? You may have found your dream job, partner, ho... »

Death – The Desolation of Thought

Death – The Desolation of Thought

There are several theories and experiences surrounding death. Its abstract and mystifying tendencies of ultimate truths have long enticed my interest in it. The essence of the phenomena is to remove us from our bodily enslavement to mundane and materialistic propensities. The difference between detachment and death is an interesting intersection of belief and mortal reality. In this plane when we ... »

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