Responding to everyday frustrations and irritations

.Dealing with Frustrations

By Ekanath Easwaran

Remember the Buddha’s words: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” If our thinking is based on stimulus and response, he is trying to tell us, then most of us live like puppets, moved by patterns of thinking built up over years of repetition. These habits of mind cause us to say and ...

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Are you – Falling or Raising Above Thought..

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By Eckhart Tolle

When you are very tired, you may become more peaceful, more relaxed, than in your usual state. This is because thinking is subsiding, and so you can’t remember your mind-made problematic self anymore. You are moving toward sleep. When you drink alcohol  you may also feel more relaxed, more carefree, and perhaps more alive for a ...

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Take a vitamin of “No Reaction”

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By Pujya Swami Chidananda Sarawati

Spiritual health is measured by our state of equanimity in the face of trials and tribulations. It is measured by our ability to remain calm, focused, serene and loving when life throws failure, difficulty, insurmountable hurdles and betrayal on our path. It is easy to be peaceful, joyful and calm ...

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Obstacles & Oppurtunities in Meditation

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The Buddha enumerates five such obstacles: sensuality, ill will, laziness, restlessness, and anxiety or fear. Each of these locks us out of deeper consciousness. Like an inner tube around a swimmer’s waist, these five obstacles keep us from diving below the surface of the mind by entangling us in the thoughts and experiences of the outside ...

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