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Kafka on stillness

I have left my corporate job recently and have been on a mini retirement mainly exploring and embracing emptiness from a buddhist perspective (or as my husband puts it, doing not much 🙂 ). I am reading books on stillness … Continue reading

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How to deal with people who unleash the anger or rage in you

Ram Dass has been my guru for the past couple of years. I love this quote of his. I finally understand that when someone yells at me or is angry with me, it’s their self hatred, their pain with themselves … Continue reading

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The dragonfly story #grieving #loss

One of my best friends has recently lost her father. When she told me, I burst into tears – so strong was her pain and my grief. I shared with her the dragonfly story that I heard as a German … Continue reading

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Enlightened exits #death #zen

I found this page when I wanted to read about the last words of enlightened people. Fake or real (I did not verify the source), these stories are very inspiring. Especially the one I am sharing below. What a way … Continue reading

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Spiritual fitness – the Tibetan practice of 100,000 prostrations #happiness

I am not a big fan of exercise. But make it a spiritual exercise like Tibetan yoga or prostrations and suddenly I am all for it. Is there such thing as a spiritual gym? 🙂  I’ve recently started 100,000 prostrations, … Continue reading

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Universe is the jewel that is my heart #happiness

So I am reading my first book by Ram Dass. And I loved this quote where he explains the meaning of the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra:

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is not about death (part 1) #happiness

I wanted to read this book forever but despite my interest in death and dying, I was a bit conscious of the subject. Then I watched this documentary (link to part 2 is on the right side of the video … Continue reading

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