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Finding Freedom

“The Noble Truth of suffering (dukkha) is this: Birth is suffering; aging is suffering; sickness is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief, and despair are suffering; association with the unpleasant is suffering – in brief, the five aggregates of attachment are suffering.” – Shakyamuni Buddha Meditation on the Self I have sensations, […]

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Time for Being

When, through [practice], the mind ceases its restless movements, and becomes still, one realizes the Self, It satisfies one entirely. Then one knows that infinite happiness which can be realized by the purified heart but is beyond the grasp of the senses. – The Bhagavad Gita   “His disciples said to him, ‘When will the […]

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Celebrating Gifts of Ageing

  “God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness because if we fully knew what was happening, and what Mystery, transformation, God and Grace will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process.” – St. John of the Cross   We must let […]

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Sensing Spirit Among the Redwoods

“The heavens are telling the glory of God;     and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech,     and night to night declares knowledge.  There is no speech, nor are there words;     their voice is not heard;  yet their voice goes out through all the earth,     and their words to the end of the […]

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Owning our Uniqueness

A tree gives glory to God first of all by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be, it is imitating an idea which is in God and which is not distinct from the essence of God, and therefore a tree imitates God by being a tree. The more it is […]