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Mullah Nasseruddin’s clothes..

Suppression binds, it does not liberate. Try to suppress something and you find yourself bound hand and foot to it. One evening, as Mulla Nasruddin was setting out to call on some of his friends, an old friend happened to… Continue Reading →

Dealing with an Uneasy mind

I have been quoting again and again Bodhidharma. He went to China, and the emperor of China went to see him. And the emperor said, “My mind is very uneasy, very disturbed. You are a great sage, and I have… Continue Reading →

going with the flow

“A WISE MONK, whom I have known for many years, was hiking with an old friend in an antipodean wilderness. Late one hot afternoon they arrived at a splendid stretch of isolated beach. Even though it is against the monks’… Continue Reading →

the retreat

“THE TRIGGER FOR MUCH of our anger is frustrated expectation. We sometimes invest so much of ourselves in a project that when it doesn’t turn out as it should we become irate. All “shoulds” point to an expectation, a prediction… Continue Reading →

The Origin of Stress by Ajahn Brahm

In 2010, I was invited to give a keynote address at the World Computer Congress in Brisbane. I knew nothing about computers, but such trivial details as “not knowing what I am talking about” didn’t stop me from accepting the… Continue Reading →

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