Category Archives: Reflections

How Thin the Veil

kamala-dala-jala jîvana talamala: Life is tottering like a drop of water on a lotus leaf. ~Govinda das Kaviraj, 1535-1613 Sometimes it takes a loss very close to one’s heart or a loss of catastrophic proportions for us to notice how thin the … Continue reading

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The Truth About Guru

You deserve to know the truth. In this post, I’m going to demystify the Guru Principle. This is pretty big stuff, but I’m feeling ambitious, so grab a pillow and sit close. By the time we finish, you should have … Continue reading

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For the Love of Coziness

You’ve heard it before –all of the excellent reasons why getting up early is good for your health, for your business and for your laundry pile. Maybe you’ve even heard that early morning is the best time for your sadhana. But sometimes … Continue reading

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Are You a Results Addict?

There’s an old Woody Allen joke from the movie, Annie Hall, that you might remember: ……………….. A guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you … Continue reading

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Whenever and Wherever

yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham SYNONYMS yadā yadā — whenever and wherever; hi — certainly; dharmasya — of religion; glāniḥ — discrepancies; bhavati — become manifested;bhārata — O descendant of Bharata; abhyutthānam — predominance; adharmasya — of irreligion; tadā — at that … Continue reading

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