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Old 02-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #276
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:27 PM   #278
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:35 AM   #282
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Someone there is quite bright and sais about early sleep and early get up, it sounds sweet to me . 3.33 am CET and i will certainly go to sleep yet..

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:32 PM   #284
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:36 PM   #286
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Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.

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Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.”

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:40 PM   #288
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There do exist inquiring minds, which long for
the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by
life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena and to
penetrate into themselves. If a man reasons and thinks soundly, no
matter which path he follows in solving these problems, he must
inevitably arrive back at himself, and begin with the solution of the
problem of what he is himself and what his place is in the world around.

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Old 02-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #289
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Compassion literally means to feel with, to suffer with.
Everyone is capable of compassion, and yet everyone tends to avoid it because it's uncomfortable. And the avoidance produces psychic numbing -- resistance to experiencing our pain for the world and other beings.

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Old 02-22-2010, 11:43 PM   #290
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Living in the Now

By now you have probably heard and read much about living in the now moment. Perhaps you have had glimpses of its benefits. You want to live in the now, but often this state of living in the now seems elusive and difficult to maintain. So how do you live in the now? Here I want to give you the first simple, yet powerful technique.
Living in the now moment is an essential ingredient for living in the Flow. Living in the Flow has many benefits. When in the Flow State, you worry less and therefore have less stress. Living stress free has numerous physical benefits such as increased immune function and lower blood pressure, which can lead to reduced heart disease. When living in the Flow, people also enjoy numerous psychological benefits such as feeling more secure, and happy. People in the Flow have an exuberance about life that is contagious. When you are in the Flow you have a greater capacity to cope and to deal with whatever life brings you. Living in the Flow is often accompanied by a wonderful state of well being.
There is a simple technique for living in the now moment that is conducive to the Flow State. This technique helps eliminate two of the biggest causes of being out of The Flow – ruminating about the past, and worrying about the future.

Negative or painful emotions such as being sad, angry, or depressed knock you out of the Flow State. These emotions such as chronic anger, for example, are often brought on by continually regurgitating something that happened to you in the past. This isn’t to say you should never get angry. There is a place for anger. However, authentic anger, like most authentic feelings pass through you. You get angry in the moment, and then it passes. However, when you begin to recall other times you were angry, or people who made you anger, then the anger builds and you become consumed by it. When in the now moment, you are no longer focused on the past and emotional charges no longer have a hold over you.

Worrying about the future, or having fear about what will happen or won’t happen also puts you out of the Flow. Chronic anxiety is caused by the constant worrying about what will happen to you. For many, such future tripping is the norm. They are constantly playing out what if scenarios in their head, ‘what if he rejects me,’ what if she says no,’ ‘what if I don’t have enough money,’ and so on. Here too, when you return to the now moment by focusing on the now moment instead of projecting into the future, you eliminate the worry, fear and anxiety that comes from being over preoccupied with the future.

When doing the same routine people tend to become mind-less instead of mind-full. How many of us have arrived at work after commuting the same streets a hundred times realizing that we don’t even remember that morning’s drive to the office? The mind is so familiar with the route it has taken many times over that it simply checks out. This checking out is another way you put yourself out of the now moment. You are simply not present. You must be present in the now moment to experience it.

A wonderful technique that puts you in the now moment is to find what is new in each moment. This is similar to what Buddhists call the beginner mind. In any given moment you can always find something that is new and fresh. Even if it is the same commute you have taken every day, you can find a way the light plays on the side of a building you hadn’t noticed before.

Looking at things anew, puts you in the now moment. As you focus your awareness you become alert. You become present in the moment. The more you are present in the now, the more you enter the State of Flow.

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Old 02-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #291
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:14 PM   #292
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:27 AM   #293
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Compassion literally means to feel with, to suffer with.
Everyone is capable of compassion, and yet everyone tends to avoid it because it's uncomfortable. And the avoidance produces psychic numbing -- resistance to experiencing our pain for the world and other beings.

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Hello Mudra,

Compassion was one of the emotions I was asked to experience and I realized it was higher than the common "love" (sympathy + admiration), and is more effective and responsible than sympathy. I would not say it is as high as unshakeable or unconditional love, but it is a much cleaner love than the sympathy/no sympathy flows that abound.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #294
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Hello Mudra,

Compassion was one of the emotions I was asked to experience and I realized it was higher than the common "love" (sympathy + admiration), and is more effective and responsible than sympathy. I would not say it is as high as unshakeable or unconditional love, but it is a much cleaner love than the sympathy/no sympathy flows that abound.

Lovely to hear this Gnosis
mindedfullness...loving kindness...compassion and then as our heart breaks free from it's bonds unconditional Love or Love bliss...that's our journey .

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Old 02-24-2010, 10:47 AM   #295
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"Find that place

which is effortlessly

at rest within itself.

Be there—be one with that."

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"Throw everything away, forget about it all!
You are learning too much, remembering too much, trying to hard…
relax a little bit, give life a chance to flow its own way,
unassisted by your mind and effort.
Stop directing the river’s flow!"

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Old 02-24-2010, 10:50 AM   #296
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"You ask:
‘How to live my life?’
But with the question you are suffocating life itself
for life is spontaneity."

"There is an intuitive knowing within us that we are eternal but this gets covered over
with the noise we create while identifying with the impermanent."

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"We are identifying with what is passing so fear comes.

We are trying to make steady and permanent what is by nature impermanent."

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #297
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"Activities are endless, like ripples on a stream.
They end only when you drop them.
Human moods are like the changing highlights and shadows on a sunlit mountain range.
All activities are like the games children play, like castles being made of sand.
View them with delight and equanimity, like grandparents
overseeing their grandchildren or a shepherd
resting on a grassy knoll watching over his grazing flock."

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:47 AM   #298
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When I was young I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:53 AM   #299
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When I was young I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

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All is said, in above sentence, to all who wish to learn and 'see'

Blessing to you Mudra

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Old 02-25-2010, 11:34 AM   #300
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I come to this sanctuary to offer my gratitude and a big hug to Mudra our spiritual mother and sisters and everyone here. The heart of gratitude cannot be define with words it is define with kind deeds of the heart. I am grateful for every single second of my existence because I feel the warm embrace of all that is, a tingling sensation that humbles me and lets me live my life worries free. Come a be a part of this Holy place and feel the peace , love and tranquility that is found here in the sanctuary.

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