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Dying to Everything

As long as there is hope, there will be despair. As long as there is experience, there will be death. Yet fervently we seek both. Human beings are strange creatures. What creatures of earth aren't? ..
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Freedom is What We Already Are

When we strive to be free, when we try to release ourselves from the burdens that we have laid upon ourselves, we miss the point: we are already free. We simply forget that we are free. We forget by .
(August 31, 2008)
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Creating a Universe in Your Mind

Scientists say that everything began in the emptiness of space when a pea-sized piece of intensely dense matter and energy exploded into what has become our universe. In the Zen Buddhist religion, it .
(August 23, 2008)
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How Do You Escape?

If we don't like our job, our house, or if we are generally unhappy about our position in life, we naturally try to change our circumstances. When we are uncomfortable with any situation, we ..
(August 23, 2008)
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Get a Grip on Yourself!

Okay, don't get a grip if you don't want to! You can wait until your life partner leaves you, your career goes down in flames, or your health goes south. But then it might be too late to get a grip; ..
(August 20, 2008)
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The Key (A Fairytale) Chapter 14 - Seven Days (Part 4)

"There is only one way that my training can be taken to heart, " Weepasa warned, “and that is if mindfulness is uninterrupted each wakeful moment of each day. Do you understand what I have just .
(August 21, 2008)
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The Key (A Fairytale) Chapter 14 - Seven Days (Part 1)

Conqueror, my mystical horse, was not getting any younger. He had lived well beyond a normal lifespan and I wondered how many trips he could still make. Was that old, robed man, who brought an ..
(August 15, 2008)
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The Key (A Fairytale) Chapter 14 - Seven Days (Part 2)

Finally, I knew that I couldn't jump and reluctantly made my way back to the old man's room and stood there in front of everybody, pathetically defeated. Weepasa laughed heartily, “Well, you ..
(August 17, 2008)
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The Key (A Fairytale) Chapter 14 - Seven Days (Part 3)

When I entered Weepasa's room the next morning, he asked me to sit down and immediately began talking about insight, “Insight results from a concentrated mind that is aware of everything it ..
(August 19, 2008)
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The Key (A Fairytale) Chapter 13 - When the Dust Blows Away? ..

"Everybody knows that you are here, " he said, putting up a good front. “Killing me will do you no good. " Expressing no emotion, I calmly asked, “Why would I want to kill you?" "You know .
(August 12, 2008)
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A Tear Drops

She finds herself at a McDonald's late one night, sipping black coffee from a plastic cup. The place is empty, except for a small night crew, half asleep. She finishes her coffee and looks around, ..
(August 10, 2008)
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The Man Who Knew

There once was a man who thought that he knew. He thought that he knew about life and the afterlife. One day, he was asked how he knew, and he replied that the knowledge was given to him. Who gave ..
(February 26, 2008)
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First Steps Toward Sainthood

The first steps are not ones we typically think of; therefore, they can only be understood from a perspective of the deepest understanding of human nature. Having nothing to do with being nice, being .
(March 01, 2008)
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Sainthood - The Two Intermediate Steps

Have you ever wondered what makes a saint, a saint? We have heard expressions such as, “He has the patience of a saint, " but what other qualities do saints have that sets them apart from us ..
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Fighting For What's Important

The most tenacious fighter wins. This is true in war, politics, religion, and all aspects of human relationship. The times when we don't have to fight, the times when we can live without fighting, we .
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What Middle-Class America Doesn't Understand, and the Fed Does

Let's say that a caveperson makes some baskets. Other cavepeople like the baskets, and trade some fruits and berries for a basket. This is legitimate. But let's say that an enterprising caveperson ..
(March 07, 2008)
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The Last Five Steps of Sainthood

The first five steps of sainthood spelled out in my previous two articles on the subject are not too difficult to understand. These last five, however, can be challenging, especially to common, ..
(March 09, 2008)
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When We're Not in the Moment

I was lying on the floor of my little hut in Thailand suffering from one of the many tropical fevers to which I seemed to succumb, and I saw, for the first time in my life, that nothing truly ..
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The Hope of Humankind

If a star is originally only gases that are compressed into a burning sun, then someday that star will become only gas again. If the universe was at one time pure energy, then all the stars and ..
(March 26, 2008)
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If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!

Many Zen sayings cause a double take. At first, they seem pretty far out and ridiculous, but when their deeper meanings are explained, and better yet actually experienced, profound personal ..
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How to Untangle Fishing Line - And Our Lives

When I was just a little tyke, way before spin-cast type fishing reels, we had to put up with basket type reels. Instead of the line freely flowing from the end of the spining reel as it does now, it .
(March 28, 2008)
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Happiness Guaranteed

How can anyone guarantee happiness? Well, they can't. But we can. We can guarantee our own happiness. In order to do that, however, we must first eliminate those things that make us unhappy. So ..
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Are We Really Hiding Behind Our Religions?

The Catholic Church is losing folks. A recent survey reveals that 6 out of 10 Catholics feel that they are out of touch with Catholic views. Much of this might result from the pedophile cases and ..
(April 26, 2008)
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Three Secrets to Happiness

When you do good, you get good in return; when you do bad, bad things happen to you. Doing good expands and loosens the heart; doing bad restricts and tightens the heart until the heart shrivels and ..
(May 04, 2008)
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Looking For The Only Happiness

When a Buddhist monk or nun ordains, they give away everything. They give away their relationships, their families, their business career or job, house, car, clothes - everything. They trade it all ..
(May 20, 2008)
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