Category: Guide Lecture

Privacy vs Secrecy: What’s the Difference?

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Everybody has needs—real, legitimate, have-a-right-to-have-them needs. One of these needs is for intimacy, for closeness. Another need is to have privacy. It’s not hard to imagine that these two can be tricky to weave together. The fly in the ointment lies in our confusion between privacy and secrecy. Because when the two concepts of privacy and secrecy get cross-wired, closeness…

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The Superstition of Pessimism

Reading Time: 5 minutes

We humans are a superstitious lot. And there is one insidious form of superstition—pessimism—that is the hidden culprit behind many of our disappointments in life. It all starts with an inner attitude that says, “I’d better not believe in the good because it might not happen.” We need to listen for the hidden voice saying, in essence: “If I believe…

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Spotting the Three Faces of Evil: Separation, Materialism and Confusion

Reading Time: 10 minutes

For many people, discussing the topic of evil isn’t easy. It wasn’t always this way. For centuries, people could sense the invisible, supernatural forces of lightness and of darkness. We saw their personification as spirit entities—as angels and as devils—and we recognized the influence they could have on humanity. So back then, we knew it when we saw it. At…

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More that 50 Shades | The Link Between Pleasure and Cruelty

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Why are we destructive? Why do things like war and cruelty even exist? These are big, important questions; let’s find some meaningful answers. For it really doesn’t fly to just say our wrong thinking is what leads us headlong into strife. No matter how far off the mark our misconceptions might be, they couldn’t possible hold that much power. Could…

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MOBILITY IN RELAXATION | The Motion of the Ocean of Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes

This whole place is teeming with a vibrant life substance that really packs a powerful punch. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about mental power here or a physical power like atomic or electrical energy. These are simply different facets of the same amazing power. Even more amazing to realize is that this power isn’t some static blob that we…

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