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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Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
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Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
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To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
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Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
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In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
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