The pain we are ridding ourselves from is all the pain that would have come to us in the future This yoga sutra of Patanjali has a very profound meaning. Sometimes we are dealing with a painfull situation, paying a daily toll for hanging on to it. Think of it as paying ten dollars every … Continue reading The reason to let go
When I was back in college taking a creative writing class, one of the assignments was to write a haiku, it went like this: Healing nature Dark leaves come down, anger. Blooms give roses, forgiveness. Human’s need, nature. Back in that time my parents were divorced already for around six years, time during which my … Continue reading Forgiveness Miracle in a Haiku
Our energy, the same internal drive that can construct, can also destruct. Just like the discovery of the formula e=mc2 that was not initially intended to create an atomic bomb initially in Einstein's theoretical physics, the same way the direction that we track our energy onto will define our self-destruction, or a life with a … Continue reading The path of your energy
In mahamudra all one's sins are burned; in mahamudra one is released from the prison of this world. This is the Dharma's supreme torch. Those who disbelieve it are fools, who ever wallow in misery and sorrow. -Tilopa To sin or not to sin, that is the question, whether you do it or … Continue reading Mahamudra
When I was eleven years old I was ravished by an unknown disease. I was taken to several doctors and received different treatments just to deal with the fever, nausea and pain, but there was no assertiveness about what I was dealing with. My parents had to travel up and down to the nearest big … Continue reading Lessons from Systemic Lupus.
I have often heard time after time when asking to people about meditation, that it is really hard for them to quiet the mind. The very word "quiet" might carry negative biases, as if you think of the time when you were a child, and to "be quiet" usually meant repressing yourself. So it is … Continue reading Not a matter of quieting the mind…
Nonetheless agreeing with the quote of Confucius, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life"... I changed my life, and dedicated all my energy and time doing what I love. Though after nonstop stepping from one thing to the other, as a habit, I started … Continue reading Doing what you love… it also gets you tired!
A few lines from Tilopa: In space, shapes and colors form, but neither by black or white is space tinged. From the self-mind all things emerge. The mind by virtues and voices is not stained. The darkness of ages cannot shroud the glowing sun; the long kalpas of samsara ne'er can hide the mind's brilliant … Continue reading The Nature of Things
The void, according to the song of Mahamudra from Tilopa to his disciple Naropa: The void needs no reliance; Mahamudra rests on naught. Without making an effort but remaining loose and natural, one can break the yoke- thus gaining liberation if one sees naught when staring into space, if with the mind one then observes … Continue reading The void
Two of the main drives of human nature: to get pleasure, to avoid pain. We might tap into meditation likely to avoid the pain of being unconscious through life, or to grasp bliss in instants of desire-less truth and absolute surrender. Often we tend to rush towards the things that give us pleasure in … Continue reading The grasp of bliss…