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5 Steps to Overcoming the Greatest Obstacle to Spiritual Awareness

5 Steps to Overcoming the Greatest Obstacle to Spiritual Awareness

The Buddha famously said that the cause of suffering (dukkha) is clinging. In fact, it is the second of his Four Noble Truths. For most people this idea speaks to the things in our lives that we like and want to hold onto, and the things we do not like and we want to make go away. While there is truth in this view, it is nonetheless one step removed from the deeper truth that most fail to see. The…

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The Mental Universe

The Mental Universe

“The universe is indeed an enchantment placed upon us by the World-Mind. We are all enclosed within the scene set up by it but the scene itself is a thought-created one, the power which makes us feel its reality is a mental one and even the senses so bewitched are forms of consciousness. Hence the operation of the cosmic upon the individual mind is nothing short of magic!” -Paul Brunton We are living in a mental universe. Everything we see…

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The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 10 Facts You Need To Know

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Cooks seeking alternatives to toxic non-stick cookware often find themselves in a bind. Stainless steel, which seems to be the healthiest alternative, is expensive, and it does not lend itself well to cooking eggs, pancakes and other dishes that non-stick cookware typically excels at. If you have not yet discovered the benefits of cast iron cooking, here are 10 reasons to buy and use a cast iron skillet.   1. Avoid Toxic Fumes Replacing a non-stick skillet with a cast…

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