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Soul-Searching

By J Krishnamurti | November 28, 2018 | 4 Comments

 If we are in a building and want to go up to the next floor, we walk over to the elevator, enter, make our request (push the “up” button), and the door closes, safely taking us up. It would be insane to stand in the middle of the lobby and make a request (nothing would…

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Just One Thing Happening

By Vernon Howard | March 6, 2018 | 4 Comments

                                                                                 Just One Thing Happening (an excerpt from a Vernon Howard lecture) Shall I tell you…

Sex & Sweethearts

By Vernon Howard | February 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

There are definite and unbreakable laws governing sex and  sweethearts.  The wise man or woman can save years of grief by learning to live from them.  Here are four of these rules from SEX and SWEETHEARTS by Vernon Howard. 1.  A high-level person and a low-level person may make contact but they cannot form a…

Rise Above the Problem

By Vernon Howard | February 1, 2018 | 4 Comments

Rise Above the Problem       (2 excerpts from Vernon Howard) “There may be times when a problem in finances or human relations seems like a mountain in comparison to the particle of truth you presently possess. Don’t believe it; not for one second. Behind that particle is the Whole Truth, which does not…

Daily Exercise

By Vernon Howard | January 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Daily Exercise (by Vernon Howard)   Just sit in a quiet place and watch yourself. Notice the thoughts that stream through your mind, observe your emotional moods, be aware of your posture, notice whether you are relaxed or tense. Just be alert to everything possible, including the sound of a passing car or the smell…

Thought Watching

By Vernon Howard | January 5, 2018 | 4 Comments

Thought Watching (an excerpt from a Vernon Howard talk) “You concentrate at the start by taking a specific worry, a specific haunting. That person you know that you had a difficulty with in some way, I want you to notice how a picture of that person comes up into your mind, right? Physical picture. How…

A Note on Self-Justifying

By Maurice Nicoll | December 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

A Note on Self-Justifying (Maurice Nicoll, Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Vol 3) One of the many definite things we are told by this Work to observe in ourselves, and specifically to work against, is self-justifying.  What does self-justifying mean?   It means always putting yourself in the right.  To justify one’s…

Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

By Sri Ramakrishna | December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  SRI RAMAKRISHNA  [1836-1886] Sri Ramakrishna, who was born in 1836 and passed away in 1886, represents the very core of the spiritual realizations of the seers and sages of India. His whole life was literally an uninterrupted contemplation of God. He reached a depth of God-consciousness that transcends all time and space and has…

Pursuing Every Thought to the Root

By J Krishnamurti | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Pursuing Every Thought to the Root  (by Jiddu Krishnamurti)        “To end thought I have first to go into the mechanism of thinking. I have to understand thought completely, deep down in me. I have to examine every thought, without letting one thought escape without being fully understood, so that the brain,…

BE A PASSENGER ON THE BOAT

By Vernon Howard | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Be a Passenger on the Boat by Vernon Howard As long as you picture yourself as a pilot instead of as a passenger, you must by the nature of things, run into storms. The solution is astonishingly simple: all you have to do is be willing to give up your place at the helm. You…

The Mystic Path is for Heroes

By Vernon Howard | November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Mystic Path is for Heroes (from The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard) Noticing our negativities is a curious process. It is like seeing a shadow and taking it as a frightening phantom. If you look closely, you see it as a mere shadow. But refusal to look at it perpetuates the…

Awareness

By Vernon Howard | October 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

We are so involved in our own drama that we miss out on reality.  Vernon Howard’s short talk and exercise helps you break out of your own nonsense.  Practice this: AWARENESS If you only knew how much others are secretly suffering, you would be very consciously tender to them. If you could only feel this…

Simplicity

By J Krishnamurti | October 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Simplicity by Jiddu Krishnamurti Our problems – social, environmental, political, religious – are so complex that we can solve them only by being simple, not by becoming extraordinarily erudite and clever. A simple person sees much more directly, has a more direct experience, than the complex person. Our minds are so crowded with an infinite…