Musings by Samsaran: Sam's Guide to Ego Death →
“ Everything around me is evaporating. My whole life, my memories, my imagination and its contents, my personality—it’s all evaporating. I continuously feel that I was someone else, that I felt something else, that I thought something else. What I’m attending here is a show with another set. And…
"Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously…"
Musings by Samsaran: Samsaran's Guide to Problem Solving →
Here is some real world nuts and bolts advice: no Buddhism, no yoga, no philosophy. I get a ton of messages from people who are faced with a variety of problems. It can be looking for a job, writing a thesis, dealing with difficult people, choosing a career or any one of the thousands of daily…
"Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know."
"When you realise you are just fine as you are,then all search, all efforts disappear.
Life is naturally easy.
Life is not an effort, life is a flow.
"I exist in two places,
here and where you are."
Margaret Atwood, Selected Poems (1965-1975)
Musings by Samsaran: Ten Tips for a Successful Meditation →
1. To the best of your ability meditate at regular times in the cool of the morning or the quiet of the night. This way your family or roommates will come to know your meditation times and perhaps be respectful of this time.
2. Have a designated meditation spot. It can be a corner of your room….
Musings by Samsaran: How to feel better right now →
You may have noticed that I have been talking a lot about “awakening” and “self observation”. There is a purpose to this beyond merely walking the path toward enlightenment. A practical purpose which will help you with your anxiety and depression right now and not some far distant time in the…