AUTUMN 2018 VOL. 30 NO. 3
|LOC Back Issue Vol. 30 NO. 3 The Purpose of Meditation|
2 THE PURPOSE OF MEDITATION
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Meditation requires balancing the emotions so that the mind is neutral and impartial. When we become peaceful and relaxed, we will actually like to meditate.
10 BECOME FEARLESS IN YOUR LOVE
by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
The great secret in spiritual life is practice—repeated effort, trying over and over to become what you truly are.
THE POWER OF ATTENTION
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The spiritual path teaches us to live in a state of attention, so that when these moments come we will be free to respond with what is needed.
18 AGING WITH WISDOM
by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
America’s medical paradigm interprets the elder years as a medical problem, whereas in traditional cultures growing older has a gentler, kinder, respectful dimension.
22 SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY
by Sri Prem Baba
The way that we have chosen to live on this planet has become unsustainable. We are being called to let go of the old patterns, to turn our very lives into our spiritual practice.
24 ADEL ASHKENAZI: DAUGHTER OF THE BA’AL SHEM TOV
by Zalman Schacter-Shalomi & Netanel Miles-Yépez
In a world dominated by male Hasidim, Adel’s destiny was to be a spiritual heir of her father, and keeper of the family traditions of holiness and healing.
30 WHAT THE WALRUS KNOWS— HARNESSING THE GUIDANCE OF YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL
by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann
The best thing that resulted from opening up to wild animal wisdom was something I cherish: I recovered a deep sense of peace, joy, and belonging.
32 SEEKING HIDDEN BUDDHAS IN BACKROADS ASIA
by Josh Bulriss
One of our favorite photographers returns to Asia to capture images of Buddha in Japan, Thailand, Laos, Nepal, Malaysia, Bali and Cambodia—with stunning results!
38 A NEW CONCEPT OF THE WORLD
by Ervin Laszlo
Everything in the world is spontaneously and effectively in-formed by a deep dimension, ourselves and our brain and mind included.
42 ENDING THE SEARCH:
FROM SPIRITUAL AMBITION TO THE HEART OF AWARENESS
by Dorothy Hunt
The only thing that disappears in stillness or silence is the sense of separation.
44 PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
If you cannot let go, be a quiet observer. Pause before you think or act. This detached witnessing or un-identifying makes you gradually relax.
50 WILDFLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES
Haiku by Rebecca Lilly
64 WHEN THE VIOLIN
Hafiz rendering by Daniel Ladinsky
46 Books, Books for Children, Video, Audio, Spiritual Cinema
51 Tools for Your Journey
Art credits for Vol30_3: Autumn 2018
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