What Has Helped Me

Ryan Shelton, creator of this blog, wrote in a most recent post, "I want people to feel encouraged and supported in practicing however they can within the limitations of the rest of their lives. I don’t know exactly how to help..." That struck me. I too, as a writer for this blog, feel the same …

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Ways to See Equanimity

There are many different ways to speak of equanimity and awareness.  Most of the spiritual speakers and writers of the world will point to these two principles in some way.  They may only point to things that point to these things, but still, they are on the same track to seeing it.  They may also …

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Ask Yourself What’s More Beneficial

Hi everybody. I used to write once a week for this site, and now I'm back. As I used to, I am once again coming up with these posts during my meditations. Silly mind, focus on breath. I've gone through many stages with my practice since 2012 when I sat my first course. It's been …

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S. N. Goenka: Notes – Day 2 Discourse

Perform Wholesome action Don't perform sinful action Keep on purifying your mind That is all. Dhamma – nothing to take away, nothing to add. Acting without craving and aversion. What's wholesome? Abstain from sinful, and what remains is wholesome. Universal. Every religion would say this. The difference in the explanations. In sectarianism, Dhamma is no …

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S. N. Goenka: Notes – Day 1 Discourse

S. N. Goenka: Notes - Day 1 Discourse You will get the best results of your stay here, the better you work. You must work. The art of living is missing. This will teach you the art of living. Someone goes to the other bank of the river and comes back and says, it's so …

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