Monthly Archives: August 2010

Considerations about Yoga- between tradition and modern consumerism


The oldest text about the Yoga is the Patanjali’s Yogasutra. Someone says that Patanjali lived around 150 BCE, other around the 2nd century and even 3000 BCE. Whatis almost sure is that the knowing contained in the Yoga practice existed … Continue reading

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“Success is dependent on effort.” Sophocles

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Do You Want Me to Thank You?


The merchant Umeza decided to donate some money to the master Seietsu so that he could build a bigger school. Umeza brought a bag full of coins and placed it before Seietsu, who was meditating. “This is for you to … Continue reading

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“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek & find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

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True Self Exercise


For the man who want’s to understand and live his real nature, the main question in his life is “Who am I?” It’s a sort of Koan useful for all those who perform this practice seriously and openly, to overcome … Continue reading

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“If you live the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.” Zen Master Lin-Chi

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“Birth and Death is a grave event; How transient is life! Every minute is to be grasped. Time waits for nobody.” (Inscription on a Zen Gong)

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“Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown. None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing … Continue reading

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“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated that that. It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” … Continue reading

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The Trap of our Self Pity


Self-pity is one of the worst “psychic viruses” which harm men’s mind.  We have all experienced it, it’s inevitable.  It is also one of the often used tools for individual and social blackmail. Everyday we are all victims and often … Continue reading

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