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  • Give Everything, Get Everything

    Thursday, March 19th, 2009

    People often want to know what they will “get” out of a practice before they begin. This is one aspect of what Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche called spiritual materialism.

    Or people think they already know what it is they want.

    Since most people are not highly realized,  any outcome they imagine or plan for is quite limited. more…

  • Upset with Guru

    Friday, January 2nd, 2009

    The melong is a metal disk, polished to a mirror finish. Melong are living symbols of the natural process of teacher and student working together.

    The teacher serves as a mirror into which the student can look and see her or his true image reflected.  By fearlessly gazing into the melong, over time, students can clarify and expand their View and release themselves from limitation and fixation. more…

  • Guru Yoga

    Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

    Anandamayi Ma left us many words in the form of recordings of her satsangs. But her teachings can be boiled down to one pith instruction: Live in constant remembrance of your true nature. more…

  • Pride and Progress

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008

    Anandamayi Ma was asked:

    “What does God eat?”

    Sri Ma’s answer: “God eats your pride.”

    Pride is the hallmark of those in the human realm.

  • Where’s My Satguru?

    Sunday, August 10th, 2008

    Why can’t everyone meet a Satguru?
    –lost in the USA

    Anandamayi Ma said that many people pass by great beings and never know it. Others travel thousands of miles to meet a Satguru and receive everything they need to awaken within a few moments. Still others unexpectedly meet Satguru and find that their entire lives irrevocably turn in a new direction. Anything can happen. more…

  • Spiritual Math

    Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

    How many students do you have?

    I get asked this question a lot.

    If I were Jesus, the answer would be twelve. Jesus had many followers, but only twelve disciples. more…