Slowing the Mind Down

Slowing the Mind Down

When in a completely dark room, someone can be holding a burning stick of incense perfectly still. You will only see a glowing orange point. But if the stick is spun in a circle rapidly, you will see an orange circle of light, a “fire circle”. If the spinning is...
Sunyata

Sunyata

Sunyata If you look up the word sunyata in the sanskrit dictionary you’ll see that the first thing, the first entry will probably be empty. That’s the common usage. But actually that word empty comes from the meaning in India of zero. Which doesn’t actually mean...
Buddha Nature is Everywhere, Everything and Everyone

Buddha Nature is Everywhere, Everything and Everyone

From the Buddhist perspective, the universe is an infinite display of Buddha Nature. Buddha Nature is the mysterious divine Nature that arises out of its own Emptiness to express itself as embodying everyone and everything. Imagine all that exists is an island of pure...
Awakening Interview: Prof. Giulio Cesare Giacobbe

Awakening Interview: Prof. Giulio Cesare Giacobbe

How To Become A Buddha In 5 Weeks Today, I spoke to Prof. Giulio Cesare Giacobbe, who is author of How to Become a Buddha in 5 Weeks: The Simple Way to Self-Realization.  In this interview, Prof. Giacobbe talks about the Buddha, how the Buddha’s teachings have...

Openess & Insight

“If we imagine that our mind is like the blue sky, and that across it pass thoughts as clouds, we can get a feel for that part of it which is other than our thoughts. The sky is always present; it contains the clouds and yet is not contained by them. So with our...

Heaven On Earth

To Renounce or Not Renounce That was the question posed to the great Ramana Maharshi… Ramana Maharshi – The life of action need not be Renounced Question : The yogis say that one must renounce this world and go off into secluded jungles if one wishes to...

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