Peter Russell explains that most human beings - unlike animals - focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent. This is the infinite ocean of samsara, characterized by the temporary relief of Buy Now, in contrast to the deep contentment of natural great peace.
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How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
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If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
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Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
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Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Tandava means totality. It means the path is absolutely non-dual, because we integrate everything and we don't refuse any aspect of the human being
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
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