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Flow and Wu-wei

Flow and Wu-wei

In this episode of Enlightenment Today you will learn about what a state of flow truly is and its original ancestor known in Chinese as wu-wei from ancient China, which is a concept at the heart of Taoism and martial arts. Flow is a term we use for an athlete,…

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Siddhis: Magical Powers

Siddhis: Magical Powers

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore siddhis, the attainment of magical powers through rigorous spiritual practice. Siddhis are mentioned in a host of texts in the East, some with a positive attitude to these attainments and others with a negative stance against them. In this episode I…

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God is No King

God is No King

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the monarchical view of the universe. In the West there is a deep-seated belief that God is a ruler, lord, and king. This view influences our view of life in general and ultimately separates the individual from the essence of the…

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Chakras

Chakras

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the chakras. The chakra system has become a popular topic in New Age circles to which its tenets of kundalini, prana, and the understanding of energy have been misinterpreted. We will clarify that energy has more to do with psychology in…

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The Four Nutriments of Buddhism

The Four Nutriments of Buddhism

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the Four Nutriments of Buddhism. This Buddhist philosophy is about four kinds of food people consume daily. These are edible food, sense impressions, volition, and consciousness, both individual and collective. We will discover how these four nutriments can impact us in…

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The Seeker’s Mind

The Seeker’s Mind

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the seeker’s mind. We will examine how learning is a constant process whether we like it or not. Learning nourishes our mind in the same way food nourishes our body. To “learn as if you were to live forever,” as Gandhi…

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the Eight Limbs of Yoga created by the founder of Yoga Patanjali. The Eight Limbs of Yoga comes from the Yoga-Sutras and is Patanjali’s system of practical spirituality. It is a complex system to follow but it is essential to follow…

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Just Drop It!

Just Drop It!

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we explore the ability to just drop it. This is an ability cultivated in some of the great spiritual traditions of the East. The ability to just drop it means that anything emotional you experience that lingers in your mind or a psychological problem…

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Karma

Karma

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore Karma. We will examine the origins of Karma, what it is, and how to transform and transcend Karma. We will dispel the modern myth that Karma is related to a philosophy of cause and effect. You will discover in this episode…

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Mencius

Mencius

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the philosophy of the ancient Chinese sage Mencius. He was one of the sages towards the end of the Warring States period in China. His philosophy is built on the notion that human nature is fundamentally good. Mencius uses agriculture as…

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