Compulsive external “doing” is the negative effect of excessive internal noise.
Meditation is the first effort on our part to understand that each and every moment of life can be truly new. But in our experience of life, each and every moment isn’t truly new. In fact, we rarely have new […]
Whoever doesn’t know himself unwillingly suffers for the sake of ignorance. Whoever works to know himself agrees to suffer for the sake of wisdom. Whoever becomes wise slays the suffering born of ignorance. And whoever transcends the suffering born of […]
Real compassion is the flower of a higher order of reality that only blossoms in those moments when the one who sits in judgment of another actually sees that he carries in himself the very nature he condemns.
Knowledge, regardless of how sophisticated, is a tool. It arises from and belongs to what has passed; it is the past put into a formula. As such, it embodies, defines, and relates us to life through what we, or others, […]
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Every relationship that we have in our life—our contact with each person, place, and event—serves a very special, if yet to be realized, purpose: it is a mirror that reveals things to us about ourselves that can be realized in […]
Even though he’d only recently arrived at the secluded monastery, a young monk went to see the senior abbot. He took great care to explain how, no matter what he did to get away from noise, someone or something was […]
Attending to and completing what the present moment asks of you is the business of real life. In the silence of this relationship, the wisdom and wealth of your immortal Self is revealed and received all at once. A few […]
We have all felt the calming effect of a kind of unity when we stand on the ocean’s shore, and gaze out on its endless waters. In moments like these our relationship with the ocean is a meditative one; the […]