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2016

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Last updated on December 24th, 2016Dear Friends,  may your 2016 be full with peace, love, kindness, compassion, patience, fortitude, generosity, tolerance, forgiveness, honesty, courage, strength, energy, resolution, determination, resilience, perseverance, consideration, humility, gratitude, contentment, composure, serenity, wisdom, understanding and equanimity. Love to all of you.

Don’t follow

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Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one’s beliefs; nor upon another’s seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, ‘The monk is our teacher.’ When you yourselves know: ‘These things are good; […]

On Advertising

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“We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.” – Rod Serling Via: www.huffingtonpost.com

An empty word

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Zen … must be directly and personally experienced by each of us in his inner spirit. Just as two stainless mirrors reflect each other, the fact and our own spirits must stand facing each other with no intervening agents. When this is done we are able to seize upon the living, pulsating fact itself. Freedom […]

About security

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Last updated on April 15th, 2016There is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. But the contradiction lies a little deeper than the mere conflict between the desire for security and the fact of change. If I want to be secure, that is, protected […]

At the still point..

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Last updated on December 21st, 2015While I was searching on the Internet for definitions of the word “time” I stumbled upon Four Quartets from T. S. Eliot. It is one of the most beautiful poems that I know. And when I read it, the words directly touch my heart or something deep inside me. Time […]

Lehar @ Watergate

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Last updated on June 9th, 2016Listen to a great set from Lehar at Soundcloud.

On insecurity

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We have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We cannot derive a sense of absolute certitude from anything that has its roots in us. The most poignant sense of insecurity comes from standing alone; we are not alone when we imitate. It is thus with most of us! We are […]

Mirror

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The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing, it refuses nothing. It receives but does not keep.

Heart of the Buddha

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Last updated on December 16th, 2015No need to chase back and forth like the waves. The same water which ebbs is the same water that flows. No point turning back to get water When it’s flowing around you in all directions The heart of the Buddha and the people of the world… Where is there […]

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