Childhood and self-confidence from the book, Change your posture, change your life ~ Richard Brennan What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally and spiritually, you will have to change what you […]

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, 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).

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 […]

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 […]

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   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 […]