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Universal Vision
February 3, 2017

Angle of Vision

In 1974, I stopped by Calcutta to say goodbye to Dipa Ma . I told her, “I’m going back to America for a short time to get my health together,…
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Universal Vision
December 1, 2016

The God that We Hoped For

There is a passage in the Talmud (Taanit 31) which states that at the End of Days there will be a great circle dance in the Garden of Eden. All…
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Universal Vision
October 28, 2016

Full of God

Let nothing disturb you, Nothing frighten you. All things are passing, God never changes. Patience gains all things. Who has God wants nothing. Alone God suffices. Saint Teresa of Avila…
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Universal Vision
July 22, 2016

Sensitivity to Life

There used to be an almond tree to the north of Bhagavan’s hall. Chinnaswami (the ashram manager) asked a workman to clear it of dead leaves, which would later be…
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Universal Vision
July 15, 2016

Spiritual Openness

One of the essential qualities in the spiritual life is openness. It is a quality that expresses itself in all aspects of our life. Spiritual openness begins with an open…
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Universal Vision
June 2, 2016

Eit Matzo – The Time When God is Found

“For this shall everyone that is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found - eit matzo.” - Psalm 32: 6 When is the time in our…
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Universal Vision
June 11, 2015

Empty

Empty yourself of all fears. Empty yourself of all worries. Empty yourself of all your burdens. Empty yourself of all anger. Empty yourself of all hate. Empty yourself of all…
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Universal Vision
February 26, 2015

Divine Vision

For twelve years, Rabbi David of Lelov fasted from one Sabbath to the next and subjected himself to all manner of spiritual disciplines. Yet he still felt that he had…
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Universal Vision
February 20, 2014

Echad – One: The Whole World is Filled with God’s Glory

Shma Yisrael Adonai Elohenu Adonai Echad Hear O Israel the Lord is our God the Lord is One When you say the first line of the Shma, “you should extend…
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Universal Vision
December 6, 2013

Expand Your Vision

Swami Ashokananda, the head of the Vedanta Society of San Francisco for over 40 years, once recounted to one of his devotees the following personal reminisce about an experience that…
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