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The Cause of the Gunas

As I’ve described prior, the gunas are fundamental qualities within all things. Their balance determines how we experience objects and the lens we see them through. In brief, the gunas are: Sattva: purity or clarity …

Order and Symmetry

As I’ve written, intelligence is a fundamental quality of Divinity. There is an ordering principle underlying all experiences. In fact, without a constant input of order, the world around us would dissolve to dust. That’s …

Moving and Still

For much of our life, we’ve been immersed in movement, in activity. But after we learn to meditate, we begin to experience stillness. Then things seem to have two states, moving and still, relative and …

Attachment

They define attachment as a bond or connection. Attachments functions on several levels. We have physical, emotional, conceptual, and structural attachments. Many attachments are beneficial, such as a child to its family. They’re a normal …

Perspectives of Sensing

There are several ways of seeing the relationship between senses and their objects, the elements. Our perspective can change. The senses themselves are obvious to us because of their mechanisms: the eyes, ears, and so …

Look To This Day

Look to this day, for it is life, the very breath of life. In its brief course lie all the realities of your existence; the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendour of …

Styles of Stress

I’ve spoken before about our dominant guna (quality) and how this affects our emotions and the way we experience the world. A very similar model arises from dominant elements in the physiology. A dominant element …

Our Storage

When we’re not accepting life as it is, there’s two ways we respond: – grasping or attachment, trying to hold on to what we want. – resistance or avoidance, pushing away what we don’t want. …

The Vedic Perspective

Dr. Jack Purcell, a philosophy professor at Middle Tennessee State University, invited me to speak to his eastern philosophy class. I’m introduced by his son, Rishi. I offer a little history and a broad overview …

Others Actions

Karma means action but refers to both the doing and the consequences. It’s often described as unfathomable because it operates “in the commons.” Everything is intertwined with everything else. It’s also layered, causing action to …

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