Letting go is part of the answer

Time and again in our work helping others deal with their challenges, we find that letting go can be a real challenge for many folks. It takes a great leap of faith to let go of one’s conceived notions of self and all its attending problems. But unless you do, you won’t make space for better things to come like the peace and joy you want so much but seems so out of reach.  To further illustrate this point, we invite you to watch the movie below. It is based on the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse that became an …

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Can the Lamrim Path end all suffering?

Lam (path) Rim (stages) or The Path is a Tibetan Mahayana Buddhist text and is described as an essential distillation of the Buddha’s teachings. Condensed into an integrated approach, it is an escalated path to help a practitioner achieve the very same liberation from the samsaric wheel of cyclic existence through enlightenment. Just as the Buddha taught, enlightenment is definitely possible within a single lifetime given the right causes and conditions. LamRim ChenMo is the full name of the text better known as The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, published in 1402 by Je Rinpoche, …

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Discover lasting happiness through self-observation

Many a times, we have observed in our work that the most debilitating suffering comes when one no longer finds any meaning in life. What is this life about? How do I navigate it? Do I have a specific gift for the world? You will find your answer when you look at your soul treasures – knowledge, talents and gifts – you have carried over from your past lives. By bringing forth what is in us, our soul treasures, that is the road to meaning and purpose. In a previous post here, we wrote about how you can better understand …

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The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths on suffering

The Buddha’s mission was simple. He’s only interested to teach the end of suffering. And thus he began by teaching the Four Noble Truths that are said to contain the entire sum of the his teachings. Why? Because they will always point us back to the fundamental and irrefutable Law of Causation. That of karma, cause and condition, attachment and letting go. And within these are many more layers of the most profound meaning that shows us what life is really about. As the story goes, the Buddha didn’t really want to teach because he thought it would be too …

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Know why you suffer – Journalling

As we think, so we become. This is the eternal truth about the human mind which is the source of all joy and suffering. Why is that so? Because the way we think leads us to form habits that are strengthened each time we repeat them. Over time, we become the sum of our habits. Question is: what sort of habits rule our life? Ask any wise person for the formula of success and he or she will tell you to examine, analyse and study your habits. If there are mental, physical and spiritual habits that impede your progress, you …

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Vigyan Bhairav – a famous Tantric text

Osho may have left his body but his teachings continue to impact us. Once on our sojourn through India, we met someone who brought us to visit one of Osho’s smaller ashrams in Haridwar where we had made a stop to visit RamDass’ ashram. We didn’t get to meet the great teacher himself but once back home, we looked up his books and there is one that you just can’t miss. It’s epic. It’s huge and it’s the Book of Secrets aka Secret of Secrets. Here in this post, we’d like to share with you the source of Osho’s epic …

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Find your purpose – when does it matter?

Frankly, it isn’t so much about finding one’s purpose but rather finding what it is that makes us happy doing it even if there wasn’t any fancy label or a large paycheck attached to it. The secret to what makes something meaningful is really what Aristotle has said, that is, what does the world need that I and my talents, skills, and knowledge can help meet? “Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.” – ARISTOTLE Which then boils down to asking ourselves what currency is it that we prefer to deal in. Would it …

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Vedanta and SMARTe goals – who am I, what do I want

When you set SMARTe goals, you become accountable for what you want to see happen through the emotional energies – the small ‘e’ – you invest in them. The more involved you are in that way, the less likely you will abandon your goals especially when the going gets tough. And it begins with knowing who you are and what you really, really want. First things, first. A goal is just a dream till you take action. It all boils down to action, often times massive action that gets you to your preferred reality. So let’s be really clear that nothing is …

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