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The Secret of a Good Relationship
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The Secret of a Good Relationship

In The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Haemin Sunim a fine Zen teacher from South Korea, shares an insightful incident from his life: In my twenties, I went on a[...]

The Center of Your Life
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The Center of Your Life

There’s a beautiful story in Srimad Bhagavatam. Impressed by his knowledge, King Yadu enquires an avadhuta, an enlightened master, about his guru who answers that he had many gurus including a prostitute. “A Prostitute?”[...]

A Blessed Life
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A Blessed Life

Nine years ago, we rented a premises for our business. It was a four-storey building and we had it done up according to our taste. For its upkeep, we engaged a housekeeping agency that[...]

The Source of Fear
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The Source of Fear

Pema Chödrön in When Things Fall Apart narrates an interesting incident about her master Trungpa Rinpoche — a bold and controversial but transparent and truthful teacher. A young boy once asked him if he[...]

Whom to Please
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Whom to Please

The other day a young man asked me innocently, “Whom should I please? There are my parents, siblings, wife, children, boss and others. How should I choose between them or do I try and[...]

The Daffodil Principle
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The Daffodil Principle

There’s a term in Japanese and they say, like unique words in every language I suppose, that it can’t be translated. Wab-sabi. It’s not just a word but a philosophy, a way of life.[...]