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Spiritual Odyssey

Three Little Words

2022-09-07T16:55:59-07:00August 15th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

Vairagya, ahimsa, prajna. There! I’ve put the whole of spiritual practice into three Sanskrit words, meaning, respectively: non-attachment (or detachment), non-violence (in all forms, not only physical) and inherent wisdom. Living from natural, [...]

Yoga

2022-08-07T11:43:44-07:00July 11th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

There are many forms of Yoga in India – most are not known or practiced in the West. Jnana Yoga (the Yoga of discrimination, as with Shankara and Ramana Maharshi) and Raja Yoga [...]

Cosmic Rhythm

2022-07-08T08:38:33-07:00June 25th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

It is interesting to speculate about Cosmic Rhythm. Although Buddhism says all effects come from causes (there being no “first cause”), many events seem the result of cyclic, not causal, influences. The plum [...]

How Our Lives Are Built

2022-02-26T15:25:33-08:00June 20th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

In speaking or writing about vasanas, it is easy to give the impression that they are something “bad.” Actually, these habit energies are neither good nor bad. It is impossible to live everyday [...]

Our Very Nature

2022-06-08T15:21:12-07:00June 8th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

Most students come to T’ai Chi Chih feeling, “I am going to do a beneficial exercise.” Eventually they find it is beneficial – and joyous – but they still think of it as [...]

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