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SATSANG

2 FAITH, THE GREATEST HEALER
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Healing power is within us and it works as truly as any other medicine, but trust, which we call faith, is a must. When the heart and head unite, your whole being becomes one.

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10 THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR WORLD
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
If we follow the signs imprinted into our soul and visible in the world around us, we will find that there is a path to follow through the turbulence of the coming years.

15 LIFE LESSONS FROM THE NATIVE WAY
by Kent Nerburn
In the Native way, nature not only offers principles that serve to instruct and illuminate right behavior; it contains actual teachings in the powers and presences of the land and all of creation that lives upon it.

18 KNOWING: HOW FEELINGS CONNECT US WITH ALL LIFE
by Michael A. Jawer
While animals don’t have language akin to humans, with words and symbols infused with particular meanings, they can certainly gather what’s going on at a feeling level.

22 HOUSEHOLDER KOANS: WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF ATTACHMENTS
by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao
We are all related encompasses the cosmos and the earth, plants and creatures, and human beings. The Buddha himself declared upon awakening, “I, the great earth, all beings, are all together awake!”

27
 AWESTRUCK
by Jonah Paquette, PsyD
Awe spurs us to be kinder and more compassionate. It makes us happier, healthier, and less concerned with materialism. Experiences of awe spark curiosity within us and help orient us to what truly matters in our lives.

30 BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
by Charles Shahar
Would you put up with a bully who constantly berates and belittles you? Yet we sometimes put up with an inner bully who pushes us around and reinforces whatever negative thoughts we have about ourselves.

 

34 THE PRACTICE IS THE PATH
by Tias Little
When we hush our conspiring, interpretive mind, we discover a latent, enduring energy. It is through the power of not knowing that artists find inspiration, medical scientists conceive of new cures, and explorers reach new frontiers.

37 WHY I PICKED THIS MESS
by Devon Westpheling
As we awaken to our real Selves, you and I will begin to see reflected in the holographic world who we truly are. This is a profound process, within which each of us plays a critical part. It is, in truth, the unfolding of Creation.

40
 LEARNING TO MANAGE TRIGGERING EMOTIONS
by Mark Coleman
Mindful awareness can help us when we need it most, but it requires practice to pay attention intimately to our experience in the heat of the moment and stay steady in the fire of that experience.

44 PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
There are three kinds of suffering: either you take on the karmas of others, or you are being tested, or they are from your previous karmas. Mistakes do not separate us from God, only ego does.

50
 GUARDIANS OF PEACE
Poem by Monika Jon
These deep forest beings/ like devoted Himalayan hermits/ bear silent witness…

64 COMPASSION
by Ram Dass
Behind our suffering, we share love.

REVIEWS

46 Books, Books for YA and Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema.

SEEKERS BAZAAR

51 Tools for Your Journey

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