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Come back often to find new, valuable and practical articles to help you in your spiritual life. Below the latest blog posts we also list some of our most well received articles.
Wisdom Quote of the Day
“Being heedless is like being dead. Ask yourself, “Will I have time to practice when I die?” Constantly ask, “When will I die?” If we contemplate in this way, our mind will be alert every second.”
Ajaan Chah

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Our Outer Life as a Reflection of Our Inner Life

A continuing commentary on the teachings of the Buddha “Here and beyond he is punished. The wrong-doer is punished both ways. He is punished by the thought, ‘I have done evil,’ and is even more punished when he comes to a bad state. Here and beyond he rejoices. The doer of good rejoices both ways. He rejoices at the thought,

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Sitting Like the Buddha

When Gotama Buddha sat beneath the bodhi tree he vowed that until he was enlightened he would not get up even if his flesh and bones were to be dissolved. This is why it is said that Buddha got enlightenment because he knew how to sit. His “sitting” was in the consciousness of the Self, not just the body. So

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Why to Stand Up for Our Religious Principles

Jesus said, Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light. (Gospel of Thomas, verse 33) This

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Eternal and Universal Dharma (Part 4 of What is Dharma?)

This post is the fourth and final of a series where we present our view of dharma, which we view as the teachings of the dharma which Jesus brought back from India. Dharma is Eternal The principles of dharma, like the principles of mathematics, are both eternal and universal in their application. Just as mathematics has no originator or author

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Four Fundamental Facts of Existence (Part 3 of What is Dharma?)

This post is the third of a series where we present our view of dharma, which we view as the teachings of the dharma which Jesus brought back from India. There are four fundamental facts of our present existence: The law of cause and effect, or action and reaction, expounded to us by the rishis as karma. Karma renders necessary the

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Identity with God (Part 2 of What is Dharma?)

This post is the second of a series where we present our view of dharma, which we view as the teachings of the dharma which Jesus brought back from India. Identity with Brahman (God) Each individual consciousness or jiva not only exists within Brahman, Brahman is the inmost reality of each jiva. Seated within the heart of all, Brahman directs

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Yogis Who Saw Jesus

The day our Original Christianity and Original Yoga website was launched we received an irate communication from one of those Western “Hindus” that believe they are more truly Hindu if they hate other religions–especially Christianity–and deny that Jesus ever existed. Here is our answer:
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The Many Advantages of Vegetarianism

 
You can indeed reap a lot of benefits by being a vegetarian and people have become more aware of the health benefits of being a vegetarian. Animal rights issues is only one of the reasons why people decide to go on a vegetarian diet. People are beginning to care more about the environment. However, the main reason why people go on vegetarian diet is because of health benefits.
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Seeing the One in All

In response to our recent blog posting about the reality of Jesus in the experience of India’s great yogis, we received a most heartening letter from India. I want to share parts of it with you and my reflections on it for I feel it presents the most authentic perspective on these matters.

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7 Steps to Misuse Your Power of Thought

 
Thought is power–magnetic power, particularly. That is, thought can draw or repel whatever is thought about, depending upon the polarity of the individual mind. Many times we see that people bring to themselves the things they continually think about, but we also see that thinking about something can repel it from the person.

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