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Tao of the Jewish Buddha

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment  will be the least of your problems.”   Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as the wooded glen. And sit up straight. … Continue reading

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Become What You Are – Alan Watts

“It has been said that the highest wisdom lies in detachment, or, in the words of Chung-Tzu, ‘The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but does not keep.’ Detachment means … Continue reading

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Glimpses of a Creative Living Universe

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us Universe… He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison … Continue reading

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Spiritual by Nature: How Solar Energy Animates Life

Spirit (noun) \ˈspir-ət\ : 1) the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power, 2) the inner quality or nature of a person, 3) soul, spiritual self. Does modern Western science provide support for … Continue reading

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Peace in the World Begins with You

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~The Dalai Lama I think this may be the “prime directive” of effective spiritual practice, social action and peaceful living. Don’t let the behavior of others (who are actually an expression of our … Continue reading

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Connecting & Letting Go

If I had to summarize what I’ve learned from Taoist and Buddhist philosophy it’s been a deeper understanding of how to let go and connect with life. It’s a kind of yin and yang approach to everything. In the Tao … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Self & Other – Alan Watts

“Within I don’t know how many years, but in not too long a time, it’s going to become basic common sense that you are not some alien being who confronts an external world that is not you, but that almost … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Nature’s Paradigm, Part II

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Nature’s Paradigm, Part I

“Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. Each particle is a microcosm, and faithfully renders the likeness of the world.” … Continue reading

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Children of the Cosmic Dance

Every manifestation of Nature is a magical unfolding– each flower, person, planet, animal and tree- a unique and precious gem… Most of us see the Universe this way from time-to-time, but not always. Often, the biggest challenge we face is … Continue reading

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