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  • Being Foolish in Meditation

    July 19, 2011

    On the whole, the practice of meditation is a sloppy job. You have to accept that you have been a fool and start with being foolish. In the beginning, deciding...


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  • Very Human Irritations

    July 15, 2011

    Once we are tuned into the basic core of egohood, then anything—any experience, any inspiration—can be made into a further blockage or can become a way of freeing ourselves. Any...


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  • Shoot and Play

    July 11, 2011

    Never straining your mind
    And never relaxing your mind
    Mind becomes decent.
    As we shoot an arrow or play music
    The string is reasonable.
    As musicians and archers, we are always heartbroken—
    How can we actually...


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  • The Power of Youth

    July 8, 2011

    The usual approach that we take toward spirituality is to look for some experience that might enable us to rediscover our adulthood rather than go back to our innocent childlike...


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  • Becoming Friends with Your Child

    July 6, 2011

    As a parent of an adult child, the only way to work with the relationship is to approach it outside of already existing expectations. In other words, your son or...


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