Gratitude

A man, somewhere in the world, wakes up one morning; and as it has been for many years, he starts his day’s activities. He checks his diary and thinks over all the events he will devote himself to in the next twelve to fourteen hours. A busy schedule, with many commitments, programmes and meetings. He […]

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Unnecessary Burdens

One way to lighten the burden of karma – the law of cause and effect – is simply to step out of its radius. This may be a big step, a small step, or several steps. If it took only one step to get into a shadow, it may well take only one step to […]

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The Mystical Attitude of Mind

Has mysticism a practical value? Does it contribute only to the ascetic temperament and to a transcendent idealism that have few, if any, roots in the demands of everyday life? Since mysticism plays a prominent part in the motivation of religion, even in its rituals and symbolism, it ordinarily would appear to be quite distinct […]

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True Meditation

We often conflate meditation  with concentration or contemplation. Briefly, we can say that concentration is primarily objective. It is the focusing of attention upon sense stimuli. When you are listening or reading intensively you are focusing your consciousness upon a certain set of vibrations coming to you through a particular receptive organ, such as the […]

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Solitude

Very often, people have confided in me, saying: “I feel alone”, “I feel left out”, “I don’t fit in”, “I’ve been abandoned” and the like. Irrespective of whether we are extroverted or introverted, we do not experience solitude in the same manner. Some say it does not exist, others that you get used to it. For […]

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Silence

Before he would initiate a neophyte into the mysteries of his teachings, the philosopher Pythagoras would subject the candidate to various ordeals which were designed to strengthen his character and which would allow the great sage to judge his personality and future prospects. The newcomer amid the sages of Croton, was therefore permitted to listen […]

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Working in Harmony with the Cosmic

Being appreciative of our relationship to the Cosmic and to all our friends should be a daily practice for each of us. We need to appreciate every element of our lives, even those things that are sometimes unpleasant. It’s from the unpleasant things, our difficulties and problems, that we learn life’s greatest lessons. It’s through […]

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Realising our Divine Nature

As students on the Path, we often fail to realise just how far we have progressed in our journey on the path of perfection. All too often, we fail to realise just how great a change has taken place in our consciousness. This is because we judge ourselves from a personal standpoint, in terms of […]

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We begin with our dreams

Every achievement of today is but yesterday’s dream come true. Yet, often—far too often—we abandon our dreams and accept a lesser, more easily obtainable image of ourselves. An image stripped of its potential, reduced to its lowest common denominator. We all begin with dreams and these dreams are the true goals to which our souls […]

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Blame it on Karma?

Karma has been defined as the law of cause and effect. The word is Sanskrit in origin and literally means “deed,” or “to do.” Applied to our lives, our thoughts, actions, and deeds, are karmic causes which set into motion certain circumstances, which in turn produce resulting effects in our lives. With these thoughts in […]

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