Why Spiritual Discernment and Sincerity Are So Damn Important ⋆ LonerWolf

Luna and Sol illuminate what spiritual discernment is… “So … What is Spiritual Discernment? Spiritual discernment is the ability to distinguish between truth and deception on the spiritual path. That’s it. It’s quite simple. In Sanskrit, spiritual discernment is called Viveka and is said to be the “crowning wisdom” on the spiritual path, allowing us to discover what is […]

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The Buddhist Teachings on Rebirth – Lion’s Roar

Have you ever wondered what the Buddhists mean by reincarnation? Learn from the experts by clicking the link below. You might be surprised by the answers. ❤ Moment to moment, lifetime to lifetime — death and rebirth are happening all the time. Nine leading Buddhist teachers explain the concept of rebirth. Source: The Buddhist Teachings […]

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What Are the Four Noble Truths? – Lion’s Roar

  As a Pagan Buddhist, I am rather eclectic in my thoughts. My Buddhist beliefs have always been enhanced by my Pagan beliefs and vise-versa. I do live by the Eightfold Path and I do believe in the four noble truths. Here is a great breakdown of their meanings. Click the link below to read more. […]

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The Four Highest Emotions, By AYYA KHEMA

“…Ayya Khema on cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity — “the only emotions worth having.” “When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment…” Click the link below to learn more about the four highest […]

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The Practice of Recollection – Lion’s Roar

An excellent discussion on remembering to establish the attention with full awareness on the present, on the here and now. Please click the link below to read the article. ❤ “…The Buddha called recollection “the only way.” Quite simply, recollection is remembering to establish the attention with full awareness on the present…” Source: The Practice […]

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Silence – a Musing! – All About Fame

Silence is not merely a state but a luxury treatment which our soul needs from time to time! Read my views on Silence here. Source: Silence – a musing! – All About Fame

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Happy Vaisakhi everyone!

Originally posted on But I Smile Anyway…:
It is Vaisakhi today, an event with several meanings to different cultures and religions. Happy Vaisakhi It is celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists as part of welcoming the new solar year in. But it is extremely important to the Punjabi community and the Sikh religion.  The time of Vaisakhi,…

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How to Mindfully Work with Positive Emotions – Lion’s Roar

The Buddhist teachings on the jhana states contain a secret about where positive emotions really come from. Allen Weiss explains: “What the jhanas teach us is to place our attention directly on the positive emotion and—this is important—simply watch it without judgment, commentary, or wanting it to stay. This is what it means to mindfully […]

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