Buddhism

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The Realm of the Divine: The Dakini and her Sacred Dance

You are our Wisdom Dakini, Effortlessly guiding us with your magic dance, From ordinary beings to sublime beings, Into desire less qualities. – Thinley Norbu’s Magic Dance: The Display of the Self-Nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis Dancing, naked and exuberant; the trickster spirits of of the Dakinis herald the sacred feminine in Tibetan mythology and Eastern mysticism. Similar to the r... »

5 Trippy Implications About Time

5 Trippy Implications About Time

Time is simultaneously one of the most illusive and familiar concepts out there. Familiar because we experience time in every instance of our waking life, illusive because it precludes every notion of common sense that we have ever had. Time ticks at the same rate no matter where you are. Time can only move in the forward direction. Time moves at the same speed for you when you are moving, as it d... »

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The Mantra of Compassion: Om Mani Padme Hum

“All that is visible, clings to the invisible.” ~ Novalis The purifying and often debated mantra of Tibet: Om Mani Padme Hum is one of the most recognizable mantras in the world and appears in much religious Buddhist imagery, as well as the average chanting session for any beginner in their introduction to the world of meditation. But how much do we really understand its meaning? While in the West... »

Horizons: A Bridge Between Heaven and Earth

Horizons: A Bridge Between Heaven and Earth

“When we look up, it widens our horizons. We see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.” ~ Julia Gregson Ever felt so crushed and weighed down by an unknowable feeling of depression or as if your head were so stuffed with so many flies buzzing about u... »

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Practicing Mindful Living

“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn Most of us find ourselves stuck in a routine where we wake up and sleep with the same thought at the back of our mind – work. The chaos of everyday routine has drifted us away from the very essence of ... »

Probing the Psyche for a Peaceful Mind

Probing the Psyche for a Peaceful Mind

“All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke The human psyche refers to the forces in an individual that influence thought, behaviour and personality. Carl Jung said, “The Psyche is the greatest of all cosmic wonders and the “sin qua non” (crucial ingredient) of the wor... »

Seeking Freedom from Anger

Seeking Freedom from Anger

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. ~ Mark Twain Anger is a prominently felt emotion in today’s time and age. Somebody is angry with the government, somebody can’t stand the public transport, someone has issues with their colleagues, and it doesn’t end here. Someone is angry because he is not able to exert power, exerci... »

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Delving into the Realms of Emptiness

“Just as it is known 
that an image of one’s face is seen 
depending on a mirror 
but does not really exist as a face, so the conception of “I” exists
 dependent on mind and body, 
but like the image of a face 
the “I” does not exist as its own reality at all.” – Nagarjuna What if I tell you that “I” doesn’t exist? What if I tell you “You” don’t exist? “You” and... »

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“If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him”

“Like they say in Zen, when you attain Satori, nothing is left for you in that moment than to have a good laugh.” –Alan Watts The title of this article is a koan attributed to a 1st century Zen Master named Linji Yixuan. It’s obviously not meant to be taken literally, since killing is wrong. It’s a koan with shock-value, meant to jar us awake, a tool meant for self-exploration and self-interrogati... »

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The Vibratory Power of Sacred Words

“The mantra becomes one’s staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi A long time ago when I was in school, I had a friend who used to have a tally counter. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a simple counter that you can press a button and well it counts. So he would be reciting his mantras... »

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