Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mindlessness – Osho

Mind ~ Osho Surfaces can be very deceptive. One has to be very alert about appearances, because they both look the same from the outside — both are silent. The problem would not have arisen if the still mind was not easy to achieve. It is easy to achieve. Mindlessness is not so easy to […]

The mind is its own place

“The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. What matter where, if I still be the same…..? Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. – Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667).

Live in the present

My offering to my master ~ From the book, Living with the Himalayan masters by Swami Rama   What did I offer my master? I will tell you. When I received my second step of initiation, at the age of fifteen, I had nothing with me. I thought, “All these rich people come with baskets […]

Surprise and thinking about the future

From the book, Stumbling upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert   To see is to experience the world as it is, to remember is to experience the world as it was, but to imagine – ah, to imagine is to experience the world as it isn’t and has never been, but as it might be. The […]

Karma and learning

Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama   One has to reap the fruits of his karma. The law of karma is inevitable and is accepted by all the great philosophies of the world. As you sow, so shall you reap. Learn to perform your duties skillfully without aversion or attachment, and do not […]

The demise of the USSR

The demise of the USSR   In the mid-1990’s, two Western researchers on the USSR set out to answer the question of what brought the USSR down – and to do so without assuming that the final result was inevitable. David Kotz and Fred Weir, both Russian experts who had lived and worked in the […]