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Ocean of Light

  Never could I have dreamt of the Beauty of floating in an Ocean of Light enveloping gently all that I am But where it starts or ends is not skin or centre of sight which lends itself to the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

This story was read aloud on the US National Public Radio show, “This American Life.” *********** Well, it all began at Christmas two years ago when my daughter was four-years-old. And it was the first time that she had ever … Continue reading

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The start of the disciple’s journey

For the longest time I had always imagined that the only reason one goes to a Guru is because one is unable to deal any longer with the blows Life has meted out to you. The blows can be various: … Continue reading

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Where is Martin Neimoller?

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Trump was a “harbinger of the Apocalypse” and the return of Jesus was imminent. “Now we have a man of God back in the White House, Jesus Christ will soon return,” said Robertson. “Sure, he’ll massacre … Continue reading

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The art of communication – through the lens of Equanimity

How much ever I wish and hope telepathy to be the official channel of communication, the role of language and active communication cannot be denied in today’s world. We all live together, grow together and it is human interactions that … Continue reading

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Neuroscience and Integral Yoga

John Yates, in his book, “The Mind Illuminated,” presents a way of understanding the mind that many have found supportive of their efforts to concentrate in meditation. He’s describing two basic ways our brain has evolved to engage with the … Continue reading

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Integral Yoga and the Buddhist Stages of the Path

I was just studying John Yates’ (also known as Culadasa) marvelous book on the “stages of the path” in traditional Buddhism (the book is ‘The Mind Illuminated”). Jan and I have been looking at it, as it has a number … Continue reading

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Some reflections on mindfulness

(Jan and I just came back from a meditation retreat. On the retreat, someone we met asked for some links to websites that would provide information on scientific research on the benefits of mindfulness practice. I suppose, being on a … Continue reading

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A taste in the mouth

O unknowable land of familiar stories, your secrets concealed behind invisible masks for us to uncover. A teasing now and again, sparkles and glimpses that hide before they show. A taste in the mouth just enough to know there’s nowhere … Continue reading

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Invitation

By Sri Aurobindo With wind and the weather beating round me Up to the hill and the moorland I go. Who will come with me? Who will climb with me? Wade through the brook and tramp through the snow? Not … Continue reading

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