Today’s Daily Buddha

“We are what we think. All that we are arises…” According to the Buddhist tradition, Gautama was born in Lumbini, now in modern-day Nepal, and raised in Kapilvastu, which may have been either in what is present-day Tilaurakot, Nepal or Piprahwa, India.  According to Buddhist tradition, he obtained his enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, gave his first sermon in Sarnath, and diedContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Total Meditation

Soon to be released: Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life Hardcover – September 22, 2020 by my favorite author Dr. Deepak Chopra The definitive book of meditation that will help you achieve new dimensions of stress-free living. READ FOR FREE For the past thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of theContinue reading “Total Meditation”

Today’s Daily Buddha

“The mind is everything. What you think When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu Lao Tzu, also rendered as Laozi and Lao-Tze, was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity inContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Today’s Daily Budhha

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” Gautama Buddha  Gautama Buddha was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India. He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism. He taught for around 45 years and built a large following, both monastic and layContinue reading “Today’s Daily Budhha”

Today’s Daily Buddha

This is a saying from the Pali canon, upadhi dukkhassa mūlanti, which means “Attachment is the root of suffering.” So this is a genuine canonical quote. You’ll find it in this sutta, but translated by Thanissaro as “Acquisition is the root of stress.” His translations are rather idiosyncratic. In this translation of the same sutta it’s “acquisition is theContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Spiritual Nutrition

          Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini This recently added to my library.  And I’m glad I did. When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have an impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal dietsContinue reading “Spiritual Nutrition”

Energy Expenditure — Brain Food

This is a continuation of my previous post, Conservation of Energy. It seems facetious and obvious for me to state that you should spend your time on things that bring you more energy and avoid things that don’t. I’d like to explore this concept with you in more detail. It’s common to misidentify what we thinkContinue reading “Energy Expenditure — Brain Food”