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The Price of Immortality

“There is one thing in life that is haunting us. This is the fact of our certain death. And yet, considering that we all know that we are going to die, most people don’t actually worry that much about it. How come that people who believe that they are solely their body can stay so cool when waiting for a certain death? They should be terrified. …”

An exploration of the nature and meaning of death… (READ MORE…)

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Shankara the Great

“The early spiritual works produced in India were anonymous, probably stated by some ancient sages whose identities got lost. There is one name though that rose and was brought to fame and excellence, a teacher whose life has been narrated in many hagiographies and legends. His name: Adi Shankara, or Shankaracharya. His work as a philosopher and religious reformer …”

A discovery of the ancient teachings of Adi Shankara… (READ MORE…)

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A Frame for Life

“There seems to be an inescapable canvas that allows our life to take place and unfold in the world. This is the concept of time and space. It is the frame in which our seeming existence can spread its tentacles in every directions of our four dimensional reality. At least this is what thought tells us. This is our representation of reality. But is that truly so? Time seems to work vertically, allowing experiences and events to unfold one after the other, in sequences …”

An inquiry into the concepts of time and space… (READ MORE…)

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Chalices of Wonder

“Alfred K. LaMotte wrote: “Poems are maps for getting lost in your heart where everyone can find you. Poems are momentary Sabbaths when eternity breaks in. These moments can heal the world.” Fred lives with his wife Anna near Seattle WA, where he “loves to walk barefoot in wet grass at midnight, un-naming the stars.” You will find, in between his poems, some of Fred’s writings on Beauty and Creation. I hope you enjoy these few pieces and excerpts…. …”

Listen to Nancy Neithercut’s wonderful poetry… (READ MORE…)

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Tao Te Ching

“The Tao Te Ching is an ancient treatise and one of the most widely translated work in world literature. Its philosophical influence was major in the civilisation of China, colouring other religious currents like Buddhism, and becoming a guiding light for millions of people, including countless thinkers, artists, and poets — even political movements. It was allegedly composed between the 6th and 4th centuries BC, and has been traditionally ascribed to the sage Lao Tzu, which literally means …”

Discover the beautiful teaching of Ashtavakra… (READ MORE…)

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A Frame for Life

“There seems to be an inescapable canvas that allows our life to take place and unfold in the world. This is the concept of time and space. It is the frame in which our seeming existence can spread its tentacles in every directions of our four dimensional reality. At least this is what thought tells us. This is …”

An inquiry into the concepts of time and space… (READ MORE…)

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A Frame for Life

“There seems to be an inescapable canvas that allows our life to take place and unfold in the world. This is the concept of time and space. It is the frame in which our seeming existence can spread its tentacles in every directions of our four dimensional reality. At least this is what thought tells us. This is our representation of reality. But is that truly so? Time seems to work vertically, allowing experiences and events to unfold one after the other, in sequences …”

An inquiry into the concepts of time and space… (READ MORE…)

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Tao Te Ching

“The Tao Te Ching is an ancient treatise and one of the most widely translated work in world literature. Its philosophical influence was major in the civilisation of China, colouring other religious currents like Buddhism, and becoming a guiding light for millions of people, including countless thinkers, artists, and poets — even political movements. It was allegedly composed between the 6th and 4th centuries BC …”

Discover Lao Tzu’s ancient Book on Tao and Virtue… (READ MORE…)

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Shankara the Great

“The early spiritual works produced in India were anonymous, probably stated by some ancient sages whose identities got lost. There is one name though that rose and was brought to fame and excellence, a teacher whose life has been narrated in many hagiographies and legends. His name: Adi Shankara, or Shankaracharya. His work as a philosopher and religious reformer is considered …”

A discovery of the ancient teachings of Adi Shankara… (READ MORE…)

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The Price of Immortality

“There is one thing in life that is haunting us. This is the fact of our certain death. And yet, considering that we all know that we are going to die, most people don’t actually worry that much about it. How come that people who believe that they are solely their body can stay so cool when waiting for a certain death? They should be terrified. This should come as …”

An exploration of the nature and meaning of death… (READ MORE…)

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Chalices of Wonder

“Alfred K. LaMotte wrote: “Poems are maps for getting lost in your heart where everyone can find you. Poems are momentary Sabbaths when eternity breaks in. These moments can heal the world.” Fred lives with his wife Anna near Seattle WA, where he “loves to walk barefoot in wet grass at midnight, un-naming the stars.” You will find, in between his poems, some of Fred’s writings on Beauty and Creation. …”

Discover these five poems by Alfred K. LaMotte… (READ MORE…)

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The Song of Ashtavakra

“I’m sharing here the Ashtavakra Gita, in the translation of John Richards. This is a famous song and landmark of non-duality in India. It has been composed in Sanskrit as a dialogue between the eminent sage Ashtavakra and his brilliant disciple Janaka, also king of Mithila. It was allegedly written around the third Century BC although some scholars dated it …”

Discover the beautiful teaching of Ashtavakra… (READ MORE…)

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EA58F0FE-2525-4F72-AEBD-8FD88843AE82Les bras éternels

“Vraiment, s‘abandonner semble être la chose la plus difficile à faire. Même dans nos moments les plus détendus, nous gardons inconsciemment le contrôle par le biais d’un effort subtil. Et cet effort se maintient tout au long de notre vie, et plus encore dans les moments de difficulté et de désespoir. Les conséquences de …”

Un texte qui explore la nature de l’abandon… (LIRE LA SUITE…)

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The Waiting Room

“There is a subtle waiting lingering inside us. Do you feel it? I do. Let’s have a look at it. It’s an expectation, a yearning, a feeling that says that the now, what is happening for me right now, is not quite enough. In whatever way I may look at it, that’s very clear. This is definitely not enough. Period. And off I go, keeping on living as if one day, maybe, if I’m lucky enough, if all the good stars align …”

A playful exploration into the feeling of waiting… (READ MORE…)

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A History of Veiling

“Why was I never told?  To all appearances, there is no world out there. The world is empty. With no real substance. Well a substance is hat work. One with the most beautiful, exquisite shine. That explains the beauty. But look for solidity around you and you won’t find it. Look for something that exists on its own accord and you will grasp nothing but thin ether. …”

A short divagation on the question of veiling… (READ MORE…)

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The Navel of the World

“How come if we feel to be a little body amongst billions of other bodies, how come if we are a little thing lost, moving in a vast world, that we feel to be so important, like the centre of the world. My thoughts may tell me that I am a small, separate being. But in reality I feel that I am bigger than that. I feel that my little person happens to be most of the time…”

A short reverie on being the centre of the world… (READ MORE…)

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