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"There is a story I would like to tell you about a woman who practices the invocation of the Buddha Amitabha's name..." An anecdote from Thich Nhat Hanh

The Drum, the Bell and the Buddha: A Short Story From Thich Nhat Hanh

“There is a story I would like to tell you about a woman who practices the invocation of the Buddha Amitabha’s name. She is very tough, and she practices the invocation three times daily, using a wooden drum and a bell, reciting, “Namo Amitabha Buddha” for one hour each time. When she arrives at one …

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Our world is built on an architecture of language. Here's 17 fascinating Greek words you've (probably) never heard before, and their beautiful meanings...

17 Fascinating (Mostly Greek) Words You’ve Never Heard Before, and Their Beautiful Meanings

Words. The building blocks of reality. How writers paint and how speakers cast spells. Capable of creating entire worlds, of climbing across millennia to fall into our minds, of making us laugh so hard that tears run down our faces, and, of course, waxing poetic with enough power that we shed tears for an altogether …

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At a large meditation retreat, one of the pupils is caught stealing. The story of The Pupil Who Would Be Cast Out: A Zen Tale of Right and Wrong.

The Pupil Who Would Be Cast Out: A Zen Tale of Right and Wrong

“In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.” ~ John O’Donohue In Ancient Japan there lived a great Master, Bankei, who was known across the land for his teachings. Whenever he held his meditation retreats, students …

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10 Quotes From Jane Roberts' 'Seth' on 'The God Within Each of Us'

10 Quotes From Jane Roberts’ ‘Seth’ on ‘The God Within Each of Us’

From 1963, up to the time of her death in 1984, the American writer Jane Roberts channelled a massive body of work by the ‘entity’ known only as Seth, breaking open the floodgates for the New Age Movement and presenting a profound, intricate and ground-breaking philosophy that had never before been heard in such detail, …

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The Most Famous Swami Vivekananda Quotes: The “15 Laws of Life”

The Most Famous Swami Vivekananda Quotes: The “15 Laws of Life”

Born in 1863, Swami Vivekananda was one of India’s most prolific spiritual leaders. Dubbed ‘the one who awakened India’, the one who ‘saved Hinduism, saved India’ and ‘the maker of modern India’, his life was a testament to the power that one awakened individual can have. While there’s no shortage of Swami Vivekananda quotes out there, …

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How Modern Technology Is Akin To The Metaphysics Of Vedanta

How Modern Technology Is Akin To The Metaphysics Of Vedanta

Vedanta offers a model to integrate subjective consciousness and the information-processing systems of our body and brains. Its theory separates the brain and the senses from the mind. But it also distinguishes the mind from the function of consciousness, which it defines as the ability to experience mental output. We’re familiar with this notion from …

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We only go around in circles in Wonderland, but we always end up where we started. Would you mind explaining yourself? The Mad Hatter...

On Being Right and Doing Wrong: A Conversation Between Alice and The Mad Hatter

Alice: “Where I come from, people study what they are not good at in order to be able to do what they are good at.” Mad Hatter: “We only go around in circles in Wonderland, but we always end up where we started. Would you mind explaining yourself?” Alice: “Well, grown-ups tell us to find …

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Edgar Cayce, known as 'The Sleeping Prophet', was one of the world's most prolific mystics, and in many ways, a mystery even to himself. Here are 15 quotes reflecting his philosophies on mind, body and soul...

15 Quotes From “The Sleeping Prophet” on Mind, Body and Soul

Edgar Cayce, otherwise known as “The Sleeping Prophet”, mystified a lot of people in his lifetime, both figuratively and literally. Born in 1877, he has come to be revered as one of modern history’s most famous mystics. Hundreds of books have been written about his life and philosophies, both of which — along with his …

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This list of FREE literature has everything from Moby Dick to Little Red Riding Hood to open source physics textbooks, essential study guides and reference books for over 2000 classic writings.

100+ Websites to Read, Download & Share FREE Literature (Updated 2020)

Well, we’ve already provided you with 40 places to get an education online for free, so we figured this list of free literature would be a great follow-up post. Something to stimulate those creative juices and nourish those imaginations even more! And, of course, there is nothing better for this than reading. This post is …

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