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    The Paradoxical World of Spiritual Enlightenment: We are nothing but we are everything

    What Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Enlightenment

    When I was an undergraduate at university many years ago, my deep enjoyment and love for the works of William Shakespeare blossomed. I had the privilege of taking a Shakespearean class and then during one summer in my undergraduate years, I was able to travel through Europe inexpensively on a bike and a Europass to see the great sites. A memory I remember most is going to Stratford-upon-Avon and watching a William Shakespeare play. I don?t know where my passion and love for his plays comes from but it has been a deep part of my life. His writings have also taught me many things

    Action-Based Mindfulness

    Action-based mindfulness involves moment to moment awareness of everything that is happening around you NOW, and then reacting in a way that resolves whatever conflict presents itself in a determined and effective way. ‘Seeing clearly,’ ‘determined,’ and ‘effective’ are the operative words here.

    What Can Help Me Achieve Enlightenment?

    When it comes to living in the moment and being more enlightened, you might have some questions that you’d like answered. For instance, you might be saying, “Dr. Puff, how do I reach that point? Is there anything I can do to speed up the process of waking up and of having a life filled with the present?”

    Liberation - Philosophy Versus Buddhist Scriptures

    Liberation is the Third Noble Truth in Buddhism. From my experience, I say that realizing the experience of being free in daily life is significant to the spiritual path and becoming a mature and well balanced person. But when we examine what Buddhism says on this theme, and quote scriptures, does Buddhism display real philosophy?

    The Future of American Buddhism

    Much discussion is now going on in Buddhist circles about how Buddhism will develop in America, so here is my two cents worth. Historically, Buddhism has taken on the culture to which it has migrated, and I believe that American Buddhism will be no exception. I further think that American values will reflect deeply in the Buddhisms that eventually become “American Buddhisms.”

    Suffering ? Philosophy Versus Buddhist Scripture

    Suffering and the cause of suffering are the First and Second Noble Truths in Buddhism. From my experience, I say that these themes are significant to the spiritual path, personal growth and becoming a mature, well balanced person. But when we analyse what Buddhism says on these themes, and quote Buddhist scriptures, does Buddhism display real philosophy?

    Teaching Others How To Treat You

    Standing your ground is trivial and has very little to do with your inner strength. The truly enlightened and wise find their power in unconditional love. Who is right and who is wrong is spiritually insignificant. Truly powerful people seldom have any need for excessive self-defense or forcing their views upon others. It simply does not matter. Do you want to be right… or do you want to make a difference in the world?

    The Buddhist view of Christianity

    Buddhism and Christianity are not so different that they ought to be enemies. Buddhism is both a theistic and an atheistic religion, allowing its followers to choose their belief (and many do believe in God, just like the Christian faith), but the comparison does not lie in God, alone.

    You Have To Be Quicker Than Your Own Mind

    Selim Aissel
    When you see yourself analysing or negatively judging what you observe in yourself, whether it’s a thought, emotion, or attitude, be more clever than the one who is judging or analysing. Step back into the observer; observe the judge and don’t judge him. The judge becomes the object of your observation.
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