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Be The Cause

Each individual experiences life in two worlds. There is the outer world and there is the inner world. One is the realm of the effect while the other is the realm of the cause. When we surrender to the sensory impressions of the outer world, then life is in the realm of effect, and we […]

As above, so below

Consider: When the water lies still and the sunlight rests upon it, a single globe will reflect from the water. But when the wind stirs the water, making waves, the sun’s light will bounce off the water, forming a thousand reflections. Each reflection seems to be saying, “I am an individual reflection. I am here […]

Becoming a professional life rider

How does it sound to hop on your car, put in the keys, sit in the co-pilot seat and say let’s see where this car takes me? It wouldn’t come as a surprise that one day you ask yourself: oops, how did I end up here? Or you drive in circles year after year; or […]

As the wind blows…

We are all kites waiting for the wind to blow, so we can fly high. One day we whisper our wish to the wind and, to our surprise, he replies with a lovely gust. When you learn the language of the wind, you cannot stop talking to him. He is happy to blow for those untethered souls […]

On Freedom

We can only escape from the world by outgrowing the world. Death may take man out of the world but only wisdom can take the world out of the man. As long as the human being is obsessed by worldliness, he will suffer from the Karmic consequences of false allegiances. When however, worldliness is transmuted […]

The Lesson

One day a school teacher wrote on the board the following: 9×1=7 9×2=18 9×3=27 9×4=36 9×5=45 9×6=54 9×7=63 9×8=72 9×9=81 9×10=90 When she was done, she looked to the students and they were all laughing at her, because of the first equation which was wrong, and then the teacher said the following: “I wrote that […]

The Four Worlds

Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.   Lao Tzu

The Power of the Flower

Ah yes, poppies, Beautiful poppies. Soothing to the senses and pleasing to the eyes. An inspiration to lots of artists who have tasted the opium within them that lies. A pain killer to the injured on the battlefields of life. Oh dear poppies how you caress away temporarily the troubles of physical and psychological stress […]

Courage to Create

If you wish to understand the psychological and spiritual temper of any historical period, you can do no better than to look long and searchingly at its art. For in the art the underlying spiritual meaning of the period is expressed directly in symbols.   Rollo May (Illustration by @cdd20)

Chinese Proverb

Rivers and mountains are easy to be moved, but it is much harder to change one’s nature. Chinese proverb. . (Note: In ancient Chinese, rivers and mountains also mean “dynasty”. So literal translation can also be: “it is easier to change dynasties than to alter one’s nature.)