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“Rapturous Joy Transcending Any Other”

02/21/2013

We know about the Buddha’s life chiefly through legends, written down several centuries after he lived. Born Siddhartha Gautama in present-day Nepal, he was a prince who lived an opulent life, shielded by his father, King Suddhodana, from the world’s travails. Read more

Let your Soul Sing: Enlightenment is for Everyone a New Book about TM

01/22/2013

I’ll never forget my first meditation. I felt so still and peaceful, yet I felt a heightened alertness as well. It was probably the longest I had ever sat still—quiet and settled—in my whole life; it was only 20 minutes! Afterwards, I felt a huge weight had been lifted from me. Read more

“We are laid asleep in body, and become a living soul” – William Wordsworth

04/13/2012

ON A FRESH MORNING IN EARLY JULY, a 28-year-old man sets out on foot from his home on the southwest coast of England. A writer, he loves walking, traversing the countryside for days at a time. On this excursion, he and his sister are heading up the scenic Wye River Valley, just across the border in Wales, with its many low, forest-blanketed hills. Read more

Emily Dickinson: “The Soul’s Superior instants”

12/29/2011

Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson traveled outside her home village only a few times, outside of Massachusetts but once. After the age of 42, she rarely left her house and yard. She never married. She deliberately chose a life of Read more

Thousands of Buddhist Monks in Asia Learn Transcendental Meditation

10/31/2011

More than 3,000 Buddhist monks in 100 monasteries throughout Southeast Asia have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, as a result of the work by a revered Japanese Buddhist monk, Reverend Koji Oshima, who is a longtime TM practitioner and certified TM teacher. According to Rev. Oshima, the Buddhist monks appreciate the… Read more

“Speak Well of Others” – Maharishi

10/13/2011

In the early 1970s, Maharishi held several month-long summer courses in the Science of Creative Intelligence on U.S. university campuses, which were attended by thousands of meditating participants. A highlight of the courses was the question-and-answer sessions… Read more

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Albert Einstein – “There is Neither Evolution nor Destiny; Only Being.”

09/21/2011

Albert Einstein is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. The totality of his work converges into one supreme goal: to understand the unity underlying nature’s diversity. Read more

“Why don’t you try wandering with me to the Palace of Not-Even-Anything” – Zhuangzi

07/22/2011

Zhuangzi, also known as Chuang Tzu, is esteemed alongside Laozi as one of the founders of Daoism in China. His writings also influenced the growth of Chinese Buddhism. Read more

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Rumi – “I have passed beyond all thoughts”

04/10/2011

Rumi has been described as “the most popular poet in America” — a Muslim teacher and scholar who lived 800 years ago in a far corner of the world. Jalál al-dín Mahammud Rúmí is considered the greatest poet in the Persian language and one of the greatest in world literature. Read more

Plato – “And this state of the soul is called wisdom”

03/20/2011

Plato was his nickname. His real name was Aristocles. He was reportedly called Plato, which means broad, by his wrestling coach, due to his broad shoulders or possibly his wrestling style.
Plato was born to an aristocratic family, with his father’s lineage stretching back to the early kings of Athens. He was about 19 when he met Socrates and become his devoted student. Read more

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