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Creating a Positive Psychic Force

Creating a Positive Psychic Force

Perhaps you have had the experience that, if you go to the Oregon coast, you feel a strong presence of life energy there. The environment is fresh with prana. And if you were to go to places in central Oregon, you would not have that [same] feeling. The ground is kind...

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Glimpse the Unitary Consciousness

Glimpse the Unitary Consciousness

Good morning, everyone. Yesterday, there was a program that we have had going at Ananda Seva for some time, but it took a fresh approach. The topic was neohumanism, and neohumanism in everyday life. At the end of the program, a community member asked a very...

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Let Us Move Together

Let Us Move Together

  One of the harsher places to live is in the vast steppes of south-central Russia. The winters are long, and the frigid winds blow across the open ground. Very harsh conditions exist, and there, amidst those conditions, a culture arose many thousands of years ago...

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Ending Exploitation, War, and Poverty

Ending Exploitation, War, and Poverty

A few days ago, Anandam came by and picked up a few of these cards that Madhu has printed on the practice of neohumanism. He wanted to bring them to a house concert that he and Kirana would be giving, and I would like to say something about the significance of these...

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Isolation and Connection

Isolation and Connection

A couple hundred years ago, the central valley of California was lush with life. It would be hard to find another place on the planet that was so teeming with life. It was a beautiful place to settle and thrive. The gold rush of the 1850s in California drew a lot of...

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Spiritual Intention

Spiritual Intention

Welcome! We are in the fourth day of our Transformational Training. When I was asked to say something towards the end of Dharmachakra today, initially, I had hesitation. Then, a flood of ideas and thoughts came in, mainly because this has been a very rich experience....

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Struggle is the Essence of Life

Struggle is the Essence of Life

Around the full moon in May 1959, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti famously said that “struggle is the essence of life.” He did not say this to glorify struggle, or just to give a positive spin on the challenges of life. Rather, was a statement made to provide a clear...

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Black Elk and Neohumanism

Black Elk and Neohumanism

Some of you may have read the book “When Black Elk Speaks.” It is a book that contains the transcriptions of conversations between anthropologist Joseph Meade with the great Sioux shaman Black Elk in the late 1930s. The book was one of the many influences on the...

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Be Great

Be Great

  I recently wrote to a friend that I haven’t been in touch with for many years, though I had once been quite close with him and we [were] colleagues together, taking up some form of idealistic work. He wrote back right away, and in his greeting, said “Namaskar...

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Health for Humanity

Health for Humanity

  About a thousand years ago, a new approach to yoga was developed. This person, a yogi, whose name is mostly associated with it is Matsyendra. This name may be familiar to some of you because his name was used for naming a very famous yoga posture,...

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The Ways of Dharma are Subtle

The Ways of Dharma are Subtle

  When I am in the role of a trainer or as an Acharya, I like that people have a clear understanding of philosophical concepts. Sometimes, I am very particular, and sometimes am quite particular in relation to fuzzy new-age thinking that I see. One of my...

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Do Not Despair

Do Not Despair

A couple weeks ago, Claire sent me a link to an article, as she sometimes does. This article contained a graph that showed over the last 120 years of the frequency of what are called “Deaths of Despair.” [Graph shown below.] “Deaths of Despair” are the combination of...

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