Socrates: The Middle Way and the Difficulty of Living with Moderation in Western Society

I sometimes begin a piece and abandon it, or pick it up later. This piece was begun several months, but today I “tuned in ” to flesh it out.  The essence of Buddhism is thought to be The Middle Way where the opposing extremes of self-indulgence and self-denial are brought to…

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Think You’re Enlightened?

I have an idea, a perception, of myself. I’m on a path toward enlightenment and understanding, but on that path I will meet people who aren’t as “open” as I.  That is my perception, or judgment.  In fact they are simply on another path. My judgment, and subsequent impatience, with…

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Gayatri Mantra

Mantras use the breath and they are believed to be a creative force for transformation. I believe that since God spoke to create All That Is with the Sacred Breath or Word, then reciting mantra will bring us much closer to The Creator.  Words and breath, through song and meditation,…

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