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October 7, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“All subjects and objects in the dream can be transformed. In dream yoga you may take a hundred things and transform them into just one, or take one thing and multiply it by a...

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“All subjects and objects in the dream can be transformed. In dream yoga you may take...

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October 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Morning’s sun loosens the hard ice; so the sound of a staff signals rescue by Jizo from the cycle of rebirth.” —Saigyo in Awesome Nightfall, by William LaFleur

“Morning’s sun loosens the hard ice; so the sound of a staff signals rescue by Jizo...

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October 3, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Be at ease. Be still. Be vigilant. These three qualities of the body are to be maintained throughout all meditation sessions.”—B. Alan Wallace, The Attention Revolution...

“Be at ease. Be still. Be vigilant. These three qualities of the body are to be...

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October 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Do not cling to any one thing. Nothing is it, so do not judge and criticize. No intellectual concepts are valid, so do not presume.”—Shabkar in The Flight of the Garuda...

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“Do not cling to any one thing. Nothing is it, so do not judge and criticize. No...

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October 1, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Love is not something you have or don’t have. It is not a possession. It is what you are.”—Ellen and Charles Birx, Waking Up Together

“Love is not something you have or don’t have. It is not a possession. It is what you...

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September 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Perhaps the function of waking is to elaborate who and how I may be in my dreams. The lucid dreamer is not dreaming to live life while awake, but, with preternatural agency...

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“Perhaps the function of waking is to elaborate who and how I may be in my dreams. The...

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September 27, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

According to a Hindu myth, the world is upheld by the great elephant Maha Pudma, who is in turn supported by the great tortoise Chukwa.

An Englishman asked a Hindu sage...

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According to a Hindu myth, the world is upheld by the great elephant Maha Pudma, who...

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September 26, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“When we fall on the ground it hurts us, but we also need to rely on the ground to get back up.”—Kathleen McDonald, How to Meditate

“When we fall on the ground it hurts us, but we also need to rely on the ground to get...

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September 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Hell does not exist from its own side; the negative mind makes it up.”—Lama Yeshe, Becoming the Compassion Buddha

“Hell does not exist from its own side; the negative mind makes it up.”—Lama Yeshe,...

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September 24, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Strive diligently, with no distinction of day and night.”—Derge Tengyur, quoted in Mind Training

“Strive diligently, with no distinction of day and night.”—Derge Tengyur, quoted in...

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