Category: Conversations on the Spiritual Path

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Philosophy, Goal, Path and Lifestyle
Philosophy, Goal, Path and Lifestyle

On the spiritual path, the first step is to become clear of the philosophy to which one subscribes. This philosophy then defines the goal, which then defines the path, which in turn defines the lifestyle one should lead. Watch the video below to learn more about these spiritual steps: philosophy,...

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Too busy or misguided priorities?
Too busy or misguided priorities?

At an event in Portland, Oregon, I was asked, “What if we don’t have time to spend in reflection in the morning?” At the end of the day, it comes down to priorities. What’s important in your life? Everybody has time. I’m sure they have time to update their status or to talk with...

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How To Work With Guilt
How To Work With Guilt

One of the things to cultivate on the spiritual path is self-acceptance. Right this moment, you are the sum total of many, many incarnations. It took hundreds of years, maybe even thousands of years, to bring you to this very moment so you have to be forgiving of yourself for your negative person...

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Should we try to remember our past lives?
Should we try to remember our past lives?

Through a clear and disciplined spiritual practice of self development and growth, you tend to see more things within yourself, not only from this life but also from previous lives. When you come to a place on your spiritual path where you don’t understand something about your nature that you are...

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Is there heaven or hell?
Is there heaven or hell?

Different religions believe in different things obviously. Hinduism does not believe in heaven or hell but rather in heavenly states of mind and hellish states of mind. One of the core beliefs of Hinduism is that God is all pervasive. God is in you, in me, in the trees, in the stones. God is ever...

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How To View Negative Traits In Yourself
How To View Negative Traits In Yourself

In looking to change our own negative traits, we should seek to understand them first: How did it come about? What caused it? How many lives did it take to create? Remember the trait was a product of decades or centuries of repeating a behavioral pattern and to expect to change it overnight or in...

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How do you teach children to concentrate?
How do you teach children to concentrate?

The best way to teach children how to concentrate is for you to learn concentration and practice it yourself. Concentration is the ability for you to keep your awareness on one thing for an extended period of time. Parents struggle to teach concentration because they are not concentrated themselv...

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How do you view atheists?
How do you view atheists?

How should someone on a spiritual path view an atheist? This talk shares a joyful outlook on atheism. “An atheist and an ex-monk walk into a bar…” and they have a great time. Atheists are people too. We don’t have to convert them and we don’t have to convince them of a God. Instead, we…

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