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Saints & Mystics

  • Balance by S.N. Goenka

    By learning to remain balanced in the face of everything experienced inside, one develops detachment towards all that one encounters in external situations as well. However, this detachment is not escapism…

  • Advice on Spiritual Practice

    by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje The practice of Dharma involves certain possibilities. How these potentials evolve into actual situations for the practitioner, and how much is possible within…

  • The Life of Swami Vivekananda

    Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 — 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Dutta was the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and…

  • Self-Help and Self-Surrender

    A father was once passing through a field with his two little sons. He was carrying one of them in his arms while the other was walking along with him holding his…

  • In The Forest of The World

    The following is a parable as told by Sri Ramakrishna. Once, a man was going through a forest, when three robbers fell upon him and robbed him of all his possessions.…

  • Gandhi on Tolerance

    I do not like the word tolerance, but could not think of a better one. Tolerance may imply a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one’s own, whereas…

  • Attachment to Work

    Attachment to work is to be found in every country. That worldly activity is the first chapter of life. So long as the Rajas quality predominates, attachment to work increases. One…

  • Zen and Leonard Cohen

    LEONARD COHEN – My Zen Whisperer by John “Krishna” Bush I met Leonard again, looking like this, at two different week-long Zen sesshins with Sasaki Roshi in the early 80’s. Ram…