INSIGHTS


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The Art of Transcending Time

Growing old is not the same as growing up. We grow old in time; we grow up in the moment. “Man is born to achieve life, but it all depends on him. He can miss it. He can go on breathing, he can go on eating, he can go on...

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Growing Up, or Just Growing Old

Are we growing up or just growing old? We have learned to think about time as a horizontal line on which we travel from childhood to youth, and from old age to death. But is this really all there is? What happens when we start to search for truth,...

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It’s old-fashioned to think about meditation as retirement activity. Youth is the time of rebellion, and meditation is the only real rebellion. “Youth is the best time for inner transformation because youth is the most flexible time. Children are more flexible than young people, but they are not so understanding....

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Age Is Not Relevant

You become old through others' eyes. If mirrors disappear and nobody talks about your age, and there is no calendar and no time measurement, you will remain young longer. Joshu was a master who started to study Zen when he was sixty…  “Remember, your age is not relevant. You may be...

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Love is Falling Together with the Universe

Love makes the world go ’round. It’s “all you need,” according to The Beatles. Yet love is risky. It means making ourselves vulnerable, opening ourselves up to someone else with no certainty of what will happen, and for many of us, the risk seems too great. Why are so...

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Why Are Men So Afraid of Women?

Dear Madam President, a book by Hillary Clinton’s former Communications Director, Jennifer Palmieri, is at the top of the Amazon bestseller list. In it Palmieri argues that all the confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, and rejection experienced by the Clinton campaign presents an opportunity to reimagine what it means...

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Wake up with Laughter

“In a few Zen monasteries, every monk has to start his morning with laughter, and has to end his night with laughter – the first thing and the last thing! You try it. It is very beautiful. It will look a little crazy because so many serious people are...

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“The education that has prevailed in the past is very insufficient, incomplete, superficial. It only creates people who can earn their livelihood but it does not give any insight into living itself. It is not only incomplete, it is harmful too – because it is based on competition. “Any type...

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Politicians Cannot Survive Without Wars

“The politicians and the priests have a vested interest in keeping the people of the world unaware of the future. The reason is very simple: if the people are aware of the future and the darkness ahead, the death that is coming every moment closer, there is going to...