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The Most Powerful Way of Dealing with Toxic People in Your Social Circle

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s feelings.

It can hard to deal with these people, especially if you’re forced to every sin...

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Off-Beat Zen

How I found my way out of depression, thanks to the writings of the English priest who brought Buddhism to the West.


Ever since I was a child, I have been acutely sensitive to the idea — in the way that other people s...

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21 Rules of Healthy and Fulfilling Life Revealed by Buddhist Master

For years I struggled to find the peace I really wanted.

You know the dream:

  • Happiness
  • Not overthinking
  • No anxiety
  • Physically fit
  • And to li...
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Why Non-Attachment is One of the Keys to a Happy Life & Relationship

You might be surprised to hear that non-attachment is an important quality for relationships.

Isn’t non-attachment something very similar to indifference? Actually, not at all.

Non-attachment is a highly beneficial state o...

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Notion Of Heaven

Heaven may refer to the physical heavens, the Earths atmosphere, the solar system or the seemingly endless expanse of the universe beyond, though it is generally spoken of as a plane of existence (sometimes held to exist in our own un...

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7 Things the Buddha Never Said

The historical Buddha said many things in his long lifetime of teaching. But have you ever heard a supposed Buddha quote and wondered, Did he really say that? Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha’s words, certai...

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Zen Master Explains What It Really Means When People Say “I Love You”

You already know that “I love you” is a large step to take in any relationship.

That much is clear. But how do you know if it’s the right step to take in your relationship? I mean, how do you know if they actually mean it? And m...

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The Fear of Being Not Needed is The Main Cause of Anxiety, According to Science and Dalai Lama

For many reasons, there has never been a greater time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And even though all the world’s major faiths profess love, co...

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Early History of Jainism

Jainism is considered one of the most ancient religious traditions of India. There was a time when Jainism was popular both in north and south India and patronized by many great kings of great repute, including Chandragupta Maurya. It...

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Before Nazis Hijacked the Swastika, It Was Revered as a Symbol of Luck and Charm all over the World

It has long been known amongst historians and anthropologists that humans’ evil actions give meanings or reshape the perceptions of even the most peaceful of the notions and symbols.


Nowhere this fact is more evident ...

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The Feeling Of One-Ness As An Illusion

Quantum mechanics suggest that consciousness arises in a measurement-explanatory feedback loop between our experiences and the accommodation-model we hold in our memory. If correct, what we see in front of our nose is not the real ext...

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Everyday Spirituality: 5 Zen Lessons Everyone Can Benefit From
It doesn't matter if you're an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there's wisdom to be learned from the world's religions. Here are some of the most important, universally applicable t...
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Buddha’s Eight Rules for Mastering Life

More than 2500 years ago, the Buddha announced an eight-fold path to end suffering. Here’s a short introduction to that Path.

As an exercise, I’ve been working on following the Buddhist Eightfold Path, as origi...

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The Fascinating Discovery Of The World’s Oldest Book

Ask people to name the world’s oldest printed book and the common reply is Gutenberg’s Bible. Few venture that the answer is a revered Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra, printed in 868 A.D. Or that by the time Gutenberg got ink o...

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The Open Secret-Perception

A unified reality in which there are “not two” or there is “nothing apart” surely confirms the illusory nature of separation.

If separation is illusory, then any attempt to not be separate is rooted in a dualistic perspective.

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The Meaning and Practice of Mindfulness

From the time we wake up till we go to sleep, we receive so much of input every day through our senses that we hardly have time to pay attention to what is going on. Our minds devise their own methods and shortcuts to deal with the va...

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Intro to Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism, the teaching of the Buddha as practiced and taught in Tibet, is at last becoming known to the world. Because of Tibet’s secluded location, the Buddhist tradition developed there for fourteen centuries in relative iso...

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Buddhist Ethics has a good day: on Philosophy, East and West

Almost 3 years ago exactly, 3 AM Magazine interviewed Jay Garfield, one of the best-known Buddhist philosophers in academia today. I wrote about that interview and still look back fondly on the comments and conversations that ensued.<...

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The Argument On Vegetarianism In Tibet

The dilemma of vegetarianism was a vexed one for Buddhists in Tibet, where the large alpine landscape is acceptable for nomadic herding and a meat-and-dairy-based diet. A folk story recounted by American writer Lama Surya Das from the...

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Dalai Lama Loves Everyone... Except For Dorje Shugden Followers

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the world with a message of peace, compassion and love that has won him hundreds of followers and admirers, made him one of the most respected and recogni...

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How To Stay Emotionally Strong: Centuries-Old Practices Discovered by Buddhists and Stoics

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I'm gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn't a good one.

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our li...

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About Reincarnation

Reality is a consciousness experiment set in linear time to experience emotions. Within the matrix of its design all things occur at the same time, hence there is no past, present or future, but multidimensional experiences souls have...

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BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CONCEPTS OF "TIBETAN" BUDDHISM

There are books, too numerous to mention, that relate the story of the historic Buddha, Prince Gautama Shakyamuni, and explain his teachings and the basic concepts of the spiritual insight that he attained. Buddhism comprises three ma...

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