Tag: Spiritual development

The Spiritual Fence Sitter

The Spiritual Fence Sitter When people are practising a spiritual path it is normal that, to a certain extent, their interest and commitment to the path waxes and wanes. For example, they may feel fully on-board one day but then later during the same…

False Spiritual Economy: Why an “I Want it All and I Want it Now” Attitude doesn’t Promote Spiritual Growth

False Spiritual Economy: Why an “I Want it All and I Want it Now” Attitude doesn’t Promote Spiritual Growth It is fair to say that in contemporary society there is a growing demand amongst consumers for instant gratification and for products and services that…

Should Mindfulness be taught to Improve Military and Business Effectiveness?

Should Mindfulness be taught to Improve Military and Business Effectiveness? During one of our recent talks on mindfulness, we were asked whether we feel it is ethically and morally correct for mindfulness to be taught for the purposes of improving military or business effectiveness….

How to Become Enlightened in 30 Days

How to Become Enlightened in 30 Days If you had dedicated yourself to spiritual practice for many decades and had reached a level of realisation that meant you were only one month away from attaining full enlightenment, then it would definitely be possible to…

The Biopsychosocialspiritual Model of Mental Illness

The Biopsychosocialspiritual Model of Mental Illness A frequently aired criticism of psychiatry is that it places too much emphasis on the role of biological factors as determinants of mental illness. Many people believe that an exclusively biological model of mental illness is a reductionist…

Loving-kindness and Compassion

Loving-kindness and Compassion Within Buddhism, loving-kindness (Sanskrit: maitri) is defined as the wish for all beings to have happiness and its causes. Compassion (Sanskrit: karuna) is defined as the wish for all beings to be free from suffering and its causes. Loving-kindness and compassion…

The Ear-Whispered Mahavairocana Tantra

The following are some verses we have selected from the Ear-Whispered Mahavairochana Tantra. I am Mahavairocana, the one Mind All things arise as me I am the entirety of space and time Yet you will not find me there If you take now and…

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