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The danger in retreats and other isolated spiritual events

atlantis's picture



Retreats and intensives are usually good practices by themselves.

The danger I am speaking about is not about what happens in the retreat but about the outside of the retreat, about what happens after the retreat.



Is there an ultimate solution ?

Jagdip Rana's picture



Few years back I was faced with a dilemma. I did not know which way to go. I was just pondering on the issue when a thought struck me…



My response to Sisi,

Jagdip Rana's picture



Dear Sisi,
You have asked me to comment on two blogs “Just give belief a chance” and “Your most fundamental fears” (http://www.gurusfeet.com/blog/your-most-fundamental-fears



What "being judgmental" realy is

erez's picture



Judgmental is not stating an opinion or even labeling something as "good" or "bad". Being judgmental is when based on one quality of someone or something you conclude about his whole nature, about all his other qualities. You judge his wholeness based on one aspect.



Common pitfalls in trying to accept

lilian's picture



Trying to accept and observe "what is" is fundamental to spiritual development. Fundamental but not always easy with the mind trying to deceive and sabotage the acceptance. We think we succeeded to accept something and then later we find out that the mind actually played a trick on us and instead of true acceptance, we actually resisted, only this time in a more creative way.



Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain

nathan's picture



The mind does not tell the difference between suffer and pain.
The truth is that pain and suffer are two different things. Pain (emotional or physical) is a feeling, a feeling of a thing undesirable that is there in the body or in the psyche, a thing that inflicts a feeling of pain (a painful emotion, an injury etc.) while suffering is our response out of identification with the pain. Watch it and you will see the difference by yourself.



How can I know if I am advancing on the spiritual path?

george's picture



How can I know if I am advancing on the spiritual path? How can I know if I'm not fooling myself but really developing?

There is one clear indication for being considerably advanced on the path: it is when you don't care anymore if you have advanced or not.



United

datakat's picture



may our energy be pure
and our alignment one with source
may our beauty flowers blossom
with the love that we bring forth

may we dance upon the stars
and sing the love we have within



Unity of religious people!

salim's picture



Inshallah all religious and spiritual people, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and others, unite and leave all the nonsense fighting about the "ownership of god" that has polluted the ener



The Mountain - At Burger King

eknutson's picture



I dropped my mother-in-law off at the airport in mid March after a nice multi-week visit with us for Jack's 1 year birthday celebration.