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The Art of Peace Begins with You

“The Art of Peace begins with you. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.” ~Morihei Ueshiba The Art of Peace was written by Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido (合気道) a modern Japanese … Continue reading

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Realize You are the Earth – Thich Nhat Hanh

“We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the … Continue reading

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Buddhist View of Interdependence – Alan Watts

“The Buddhist principle that “form is void” does not mean that there are no forms. It means that forms are inseparable from their context- that the form of a figure is also the form of its background, that the form … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Spiritual Experience – William James

“A paradise of inward tranquility seems to be faith’s usual result… The transition from tenseness, self-responsibility, and worry, to equanimity, receptivity, and peace, is the most wonderful of all those shiftings of inner equilibrium, those changes of personal centre of … Continue reading

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~ Wisdom of the Dhammavadaka ~

“Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. Your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown. None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Trees, Way of Nature

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. Every path … Continue reading

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The Taoist View of the Universe – Alan Watts

“Taoists view the universe as the same as, or inseparable from, themselves so that Lao-tzu could say, “Without leaving my house, I know the whole universe.” This implies that the art of life is more like navigation than warfare, for what … Continue reading

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Inter-Being: Awakening from the Illusion of Separateness

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness” ~Thich Nhat Hanh The following is a short excerpt from a 1998 Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, entitled The Island of Self: The Three Dharma Seals. Here he explains how awareness of the … Continue reading

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The Five Principles of Realization and Liberation

The following are excerpts from an essay written by Dzogchen teacher Jackson Peterson, author of The Natural Bliss of Being.  Jackson hosts the discussion group Transparent Being on Facebook. His full essay can be read here. “The first principle is becoming aware of our … Continue reading

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