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A Practice for Today: Spiritual Fellowship "It is especially helpful to spend time regularly with others who are basing their lives on the same spiritual values. . . . more
Holding to the Constant: A Taoist Passage for Meditation This inspiring passage by Lao Tzu can be found on page 34 of God Makes the Rivers to Flow, and here: Holding to the Constant Break into the peace within, Hold attention in stillness, And in the world outside You will ably master the ten thousand things. . . . more
Free Passage Meditation Webinar: October 4, 2014 Please hold the date and spread the word! Our next webinar will be on Oct 4th. . . . more
YA Blog Post: Easwaran on Meditation and Right Occupation "Remind yourself every day that meditation is not for your benefit alone; it is for the benefit of the whole world." . . . more
Video Clip: The Evolution of the Human Personality (11 minutes) Easwaran gives a dynamic and hopeful explanation of what the Bhagavad Gita calls the gunas - three bonds that can tie us down, he says, to separateness, loneliness, and other problems. . . . more
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
There are times when past mistakes swim into our vision and do their best to consume us in guilt or regret. At such times it is essential to turn all our attention outwards, away from ourselves.
Analyzing our mistakes and developing a guilt complex benefits no one. If, when you were in Milwaukee, you happened to say something insulting about your girlfriend’s dog, it is not necessary to go to Milwaukee and find your old girlfriend or her dog and make amends. Every dog you treat with kindness will be a proxy for that dog. In this way, if you have treated a particular person badly, even if you can no longer win that person’s forgiveness, you can still win the forgiveness of yourself, of the Lord of Love within, by bearing with people who treat you badly and doing your best not to treat anyone badly again. Whatever we have done, we can make amends for it without looking back in guilt or sorrow.
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