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Manage It? Why Not End It?

The one who manages our personal anger is a fox — a fox that guards the chicken coup. The manager, our ego, wants nothing to do with actually destroying anger. After all, anger is what rebuilds the .
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The Heart of the Problem (Part 1)

Life can be a beautiful thing, but if we don’t understand life, we might end up fighting it. More often than not, it’s you and I against the world. Making a living, holding on to our ..
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No on the Job Training in Heaven!

Have you ever began a new job not knowing the first thing about it? Actually, many employers prefer this, so that they can train you their way. This doesn't work in heaven, however. You might get in ..
(April 15, 2007)
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One Day to Live

If you had only one day to live, what would you do? You might first take care of your loved ones by making sure that all of your financial affairs, and any loose ends are tidied up. Then you might ..
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3 Skills that Can Save a Teen's Life

Suicide, sex, and drugs are dangers for teens. Homemade abortions, risky behavior, unrealistic expectations of life, and many other perilous things can make a teen’s life not only stressful and .
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Why It's Best to Live Alone

It’s best to live alone if we are of a spiritual nature. The Reality that we have experienced, which few have, changes us, and because of this change toward something quite ineffable, it is ..
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How Not to Meditate

To meditate incorrectly, take on meditation as you have taken on everything else in life – aggressively. Determine that you will become the best meditator ever, and think very positively. Then ..
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Meditation Posture

If you can physically sit directly on the floor, this is best. Sit on a pad or carpet, cross your legs Indian style and place a small, firm pillow under the tip of your tailbone. If the floor is too ..
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The Zen Master and the Cat

The Zen Master gave a talk in the candlelight the next evening to the assembled students in the zendo. “Understand that it is the calm mind which aids and supports the development of wisdom, ..
(March 20, 2007)
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The End of the World

The end of the world is coming. Scientists say that the sun will flare out in the future and envelope our entire solar system and all of its planets, burning them to a crisp! This sort of thing is ..
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The Role of a Meditator in the World

A meditator, a true meditator, has no role to play regarding the world. None whatsoever. What a meditator must do is discover the truth about herself, himself, and that is the extent of it. This is a .
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Addicted Kids

CNN reports that twenty-five percent of college kids are addicted to either alcohol or drugs. What are we doing to our kids? And it’s not “them” – the drug dealers or seedy, ..
(March 14, 2007)
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The Zen Master And A Troubled Man

I made my way back toward the monastery and noticed a middle-aged man waiting near the entrance; he had his hands clasped, indicating that he would like to speak with me. When I walked over to where ..
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Keeping It Together

Relationships are complex things. Each person is a complex individual, and a mixture of the two can at times become incendiary. There is a solution, however, to insuring that a relationship will ..
(March 10, 2007)
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The Real Secret

When we become upset, our first inclination is to escape whatever it is that upsets us. Sometimes it’s easy, we simply move away from it. Other times it is not so easy. When a loved one dies, ..
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Getting Real

John 12:25. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. Buddha’s First Noble Truth: Life is Suffering. John 12:25 hints ..
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Real Motivation

Real motivation is a special kind of passion, so strong that we will literally give up everything. Luke 18:22-29 [22] When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell ..
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Attraction -- Be Careful!

Research has revealed that the part of our brain that is stimulated when we are in love is not the emotional centers as once thought, but the part of the brain that controls physical lust. In other ..
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Time

Is time is an illusion? Is managing time really an illusion? Who manages time? Three great questions to consider before we dive head over heels into managing something we don’t fully ..
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A Problem With Goals

When we set a goal, we force our mind to follow certain preset patterns. Our minds are very intelligent, and forcing our minds to follow set patterns means that we restrict the mind with very narrow ..
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Happiness, the Carrot

We all seek happiness, the bank robber, as well as the preacher. The Pursuit of Happiness is fundamental. So why aren’t we happy? We have happy moments, but as we become older, the happy ..
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Why Do We Want to Be Creative?

The first and most important question to ask ourselves is why we want to be creative. If our answer is not profound, then our chances of becoming truly creative are slim. Creativity arises in absence .
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Three Stages

Concentration practice suspends our discontent and confusion by temporarily subduing thoughts and feelings, but when our concentration ends, the confusion returns albeit in a diminished capacity. The .
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Finding Your Teacher

When we begin meditation practice, no matter how many profound teachers we run across; it’s never enough, and we will find faults in them all. But after practicing for awhile, everything ..
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No Soul?

The Buddha, born 550 years before Christ, rejected his Hindu roots and proclaimed his No Soul, or Anatta doctrine. This doctrine became the crown jewel of his teachings, and diverged not only from ..
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