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Offering Gratitude for the Miracles of Love, Life and Peace

Offering Gratitude for the Miracles of Love, Life and Peace
 
In 1934 Krishnamurti said “Why do you want to be a student of books instead of students of life? Find out what is true and false in your environment with all it’s oppressions and its cruelties, and then you will find out what is true”. He pointed out that the “book of life” which is ever changing with a vitality that cannot be held in thought, was the only one worth “reading,” all others being second hand information. “The story of mankind is not in your mind, it is in you, the vast experience, the deep-rooted fears, anxieties, sorrow, pleasure and all the beliefs that man has accumulated throughout the millennia. You are that book." And when we know how to read the book of life, we will know and understand the science behind the things we may otherwise call miracles.
Krishnamurti pointed out that the dialogue with his listeners in the talks that he gave was not intellectual and was not anchored in thoughts and ideals. He said, “After all, the...
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When Autum Leaves Start To Fall

When Autum Leaves Start To Fall
      When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall, showering their warm colors of red and gold, we are experiencing the nature of this season that has the qualities of vata dosha, that is cold, dry, rough, light, mobile and dispersing, and a time of variability, change and transformation that occurs at each seasonal transition, both inside and outside of us. Harmony and ease can be maintained with a lifestyle of balance and finding contentment with life as it is, allowing us to live in the flow with nature's rhythms and laws, also experienced as internal and external weather or emotional conditions and karmic patterns.   The elements that exist in nature and in us are always in flux, and when we can observe and understand their qualities and functions as part of true nature and its rhythms and laws, we can live in their harmonious flow, rather than the struggle of going against what we cannot change. Just like the sun moving in the sky changes the way we experience it, and...
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Celebrating Freedom

Celebrating Freedom
  We are living in a country that values its freedom probably more than anything else, yet what does it mean to really be free? And in our pursuits for personal freedom, we ignore our dharma, and miss the mark of our true purpose, thereby binding ourselves through a false sense of personal pursuits, into wrong relationships and attachments to people, places and things, mistaking them for the solution to our freedom and happiness and in actuality find that they contributed to our suffering all along. This mistake of intelligence is at the root cause of our modern day illnesses, and our becoming a slave to this personality that also binds us into habitual and conditioned patterns of thinking and being, that effect everything we are in relationship to, and engages us in repetitive patterns, and keeps us from really being free, healthy, and in direct relationship, which is the science of life itself. Life is a series of changes that are in relationship to each other. Fundamentally...
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  Are we inspired and passionate about something out there, or are we inspired and passionate? If we rely on something outside of ourselves for inspiration, or to feel passion, we form new attachments and give the false sense of power to something outside of ourselves. If we cultivate the part of us that already is inspiration and passion, we are that, rather than only experiencing that in the presence of something else.  
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We Get In The Way

  Inspired by Mickey’s talk today - Whether we are acting on drugs or on ego mind, the behavior is the same. In every waking moment we are either trying to get what we want or avoid what we don’t want, at the expense of not only manipulating people, places and things for us to get our way or get what our minds think is the way, even if it means jeopardizing the health or well being of oneself or another, and also at the expense of cultivating real, honest communication and relationships with oneself or others. Drugs and the ego mind are both the same mask, that hold the illusion of ourselves as separate, from each other, and our own soul. Rather, purify your senses and cultivate a life of service to others, and to something higher than yourself, and you will raise both vibrations. Your likes and dislikes are really unimportant to anyone but you, and if you make them unimportant that removes the veil between you and living authentically, freeing up energy and creating more kindness...
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Ayurvedic Root Cause of Disease Part 3

The third cause of disease is considered the most important of all-Time. By Time, it is meant, living according to the rhythms of nature and understanding the symptoms of change, which Patanjali also speaks about in his Yoga Sutras III-13 to III-16. As the sun moves and changes in quality and form, it governs specific functions and abilities. For example, the rising sun and it's quality and function of creation, the mid day sun and it's quality and function of sustaining and nourishing life, and the setting sun, and it's quality and function of transformation. The same sun shines through each one of us, like unique pieces of stained glass, mirroring the same changes throughout the day, season and lifetime. Yoga practice is primarily for balancing the qualities of the mind, and Ayurvedic practice is primarily for balancing the qualities of the body. They overlap and interconnect, as both are the synergy of understanding how the body and mind, with all of their qualities and functions, are...
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