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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well. Disillusionment is, after all, our growing out of illusion and into reality—i.e., how things are versus how we wish or imagine them to be. To a large degree, becoming disillusioned equals growing up.”—Scott Edelstein, Sex and the Spiritual Teacher...

“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well. Disillusionment is,...

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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind by B. Alan Wallace. In this book, Wallace explores a systematic path of meditation to deepen our capacity for deep concentration. This selection explores loving-kindness and ends with a meditation excercise to help us...

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This week's morsel comes from The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the...

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November 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind. Stop trying to change things and instead let things be. Make peace, not war, with sloth and torpor. Then your mental energy will be freed to flow into the knower, and your sloth and torpor will naturally disappear.”—Ajahn Brahm, ...

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“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind...

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November 22, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom fundamental to the spiritual life” and for bringing such wisdom to maturity. Of particular interest is the fifth condition, which not only emphasizes the contribution that study of the Dhamma makes to the development of wisdom but also...

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Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom...

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November 22, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Elephant Journal has five tips for mindful holiday consumption. Jade Mountains reflects on how caring... read more »
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