Monday, September 16, 2013

popular posts

There is now a list of this blog's most popular posts in the column on the right

Monday, May 06, 2013

two people

Sogyal Rinpoche
“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to. ”
Sogyal Rinpoche

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mindful eating

Mindful Eating
“Mindful eating is a very pleasant practice. It is a deep practice. Each morsel of food becomes an ambassador from the cosmos.

Some of us while looking at a piece of carrot can see the whole cosmos in it, can see the sunshine in it, can see the earth in it, and the rain. It has come from the whole cosmos for our nourishment.

You may like to smile to your food before you put it in your mouth. When you chew it, you are aware that you are chewing it, and don’t put anything else into your mouth, like your projects, your worries, your fear, just put the carrot in, and when you chew, chew only the carrot, not your projects or your ideas.

You are capable of living in the present moment in the here and now. It is simple but you need some training to just enjoy the piece of carrot. That is a miracle.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, February 08, 2013

Ken Wilber's spectrum of consciousness

Ken Wilber (1979, 2001) No Boundary, eastern and western approaches to personal growth.

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the spectrum of consciousness

Therapies and levels of the spectrum

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unraveling Desire

“The truth is that we like our preferences and prejudices, we like defining ourselves in terms of what we like and don’t like. It is precisely desire’s entanglement with the sense of self that makes this all so difficult to unravel.

Fortunately, there is a relatively easy and accessible way to counter the powerful forces of desire: the cultivation of equanimity. Every moment of mindfulness is also a moment of equanimity.”

- Andrew Olendzki, "The Buddha's Smile" - Tricycle Daily Dharma

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

laying on of hands

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Proudhon was the first person to refer to himself as an anarchist. He declared in 1849: "Whoever lays his hand on me to govern me is a usurper and tyrant, and I declare him my enemy." 

In What is Property?, published in 1840, he defined anarchy as "the absence of a master, of a sovereign", and in The General idea of the Revolution (1851) he urged a "society without authority."