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A STORY OF SPIRIT: Nisargadatta Maharj

The famous Victorian playwright George Bernard Shaw, grew tired of answering the same questions at frequent public functions – even as he enjoyed his celebrity. So apparently he penned a single sheet of ‘Answers To Typical Questions’ which he printed and carried with him and handed out to the pressing multitudes who enquired about him, […]

(3/3) NATURAL WELL-BEING: A Constant Resting, Wholly Here.

There is a certain ease and all-embracing acceptance in natural well-being. This does not mean a kind of constant comfort – although we may find refuge and solace in dwelling in awareness. Awareness is like a still pond over which the various breezes and storm winds of the body/mind pass from time to time. They […]

(2) NATURAL WELL-BEING: Mindless Living in Self-to-Self Relationship

> Our nature is like a clear blue sky; our minds conceptual descriptions – when believed – create the clouds which would otherwise float by. Of course, this does not mean that there should not be clouds – they happen – but that the ego/ mind (which is nothing but beliefs) does what it does […]

IN CHAOS, STILL THE MIND WITH COMPASSION. THEN ACT FROM LOVE.

IN APPARENT CHAOS, IT’S KEY TO STILL THE MIND WITH COMPASSION. THEN ACT FROM LOVE. Compassion means “to suffer with”, to empathize with all suffering – individually and collectively- and to radiate love and understanding: “Compassion is a quality desperately needed in the world today. If there could be more compassion in people’s hearts and […]

(1/3) NATURAL WELL-BEING: a curious, mildly joyful, watching.

It’s our nature to be happy! As the name suggests, well-being is natural – that is, it’s a normal condition (if not an average one for most of humanity) and not just in the domain of some sages and saints. Our shared nature is one of balance and harmony, where suffering is not imagined or […]

(66) LIVING HERE: “Time Is In The Timeless”

Here’s this morning’s inspiration from “The Book Of Listening” by Jean Klein: “The moment when the seen brings you back to the seeing is a timeless moment when you live in your glory..you will feel clearly that there is no separation, that time is in the timeless.” “Find yourself in the absence of objects (activity)..and […]

(65) LIVING HERE: This Beholding This.

It seems that time and space are objectively experienced by the ‘six senses’ that may or may not, be delighting us just now! Still, we can be grateful and appreciate what a truly awesome embodied mystery all THIS is! And… there’s the simultaneous BEHOLDING of all this: Absent all sensual experience, (which we ‘personalize’ as […]

A STORY OF SPIRIT: Walt Whitman (Part Two, the last)

The First Step. “Beginning my studies, the first step pleas’d me so much, The mere fact, consciousness, these forms, the power of motion, The least insect or animal, the senses, eyesight, love, The first step awed me and pleased me so much, I have hardly gone and hardly wish’d to go on any farther, But […]

A STORY OF SPIRIT: Walt Whitman (Part One)

Finding a voice. In school days back in the 70’s, I heard that some dead and forgotten American poet had said that “All truths wait in all things.” But I never figured I would or even could, begin to find it in London, Ontario, where I lived for 38 years within sight of the hospital […]

A MOON TO EARTH VIEW OF THINGS AS THEY AREN’T.. :)

“I have noticed that sometimes people speak of our planet as a thing. This attitude will not lead to the feelings of closeness and affection that would move us to take care of the earth. As we know, the earth is not a dead rock floating in space. It is a living system, in itself […]