Spirituality for Living Archives (con't)

Why Deny Passion?

Passion

Thinking gets you where you are, and often gets you stuck and keeps you there. Do your passions arise from thinking? Can you be angry and out of control and be aware that you are angry and out of control?… Seek More

Duty and Love

Passion

We do have a duty and the motive is love. Interestingly, love is not a passion. It transcends those dynamics. It is a principle that cannot be confined to the inner vortex of passions. Duty. If you understand the word,… Seek More

Experience of Passion

Passion

The subject is passion including the much reviled “passions”. They usually speak of them in right hand and left hand paths. One school of thought is that passions are only stumbling blocks preventing peace. The teachings of the right hand path… Seek More

Balance

Balance, the middle way, we hope to list toward it. At times, it seems that we do not. Often because we fear we are wrong. Like fumbling for a needed object in the dark, we go too far one way… Seek More

Dogma

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, they speak of death as a journey. One of the signs on that path is a mirror. The path is a mirror. You grow in the way you are, not in the way… Seek More

Spiritual Practice

One paradox is that expectations are an interference with genuine practice, like meditation. One quote is, “A true practitioner has an absence of expectation and doubt.” Lama Dodjum Dorjee. So we have this paradox. We are attempting to do something… Seek More

The Attachments

What are the big attachments? Money is one and many find that no amount of money is enough. This is supposedly a good thing, but they make themselves miserable in the pursuit of money. Money isn’t evil but attachment to… Seek More

Truth in Paradox

What can be said about paradox? Literally everything. That is the essence of paradox. It is why seeking one truth, proclaiming there to be only one right path… Well, it just never really works. There have been atheists who are… Seek More

Harmony

Direction

The future is an assumption of linear advancement. It is a global advancement. Future is modeled thinking. Time flows in waves as does space. “Global” is in the geometric sense. Consider a wave pattern, the preponderance of circles. The diagram… Seek More

Direction and Individuality

Direction

People mistake consciousness for individuality. There is a transcendent and encompassing consciousness. Our ancestors knew of it. Spirits of place. There is also a natural drive to harmony, to supporting the group. Order and disorder balance where there is oneness… Seek More