The Four Shades of Silence

Archives: January 2016

The Four Shades of Silence
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The Four Shades of Silence

I once read a quote that said, “Silence is golden… unless you have a toddler. In that case, silence is very very suspicious.” Have you ever experienced great solace in the deep silence of[...]

The Price of Freedom
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The Price of Freedom

Deep inside, we are free beings. Almost. Even the umbilical cord is snipped at the time of birth to mark our freedom, to sever our ties, to indicate that our primary relationship is with[...]

One Life Many Lives
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One Life Many Lives

Have you ever had that feeling that you haven’t done anything significant in your life? Or that you haven’t been able to live the life of your dreams? If yes, you are not alone.[...]

The 84th Problem
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The 84th Problem

Once upon a time an affluent farmer approached Buddha with great hope. He prostrated before the sage and sought his blessings. Buddha raised his hand in benediction. “O Venerable One!” the farmer said, “I[...]

The Hall of One Thousand Mirrors
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The Hall of One Thousand Mirrors

A certain Shaolin temple in China has a unique hall. It’s known as the hall of a thousand mirrors, for its walls and roof are studded with one thousand mirrors. Many monks train there perfecting[...]