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Lao-tzu on Desires

Lao-tzu on Desires

In this episode Enlightenment Today we will explore the desires of the eye and the desires of the belly that Lao-tzu mentions in the Tao Te Ching. The desires of the eye are the artificial needs created by society, which keep up chasing and hunting a life that is not…

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The Eastern Science of Mind

The Eastern Science of Mind

In this episode of Enlightenment Today I will speak about the scientific model of mind in the East. This model is the psychological system of the East, especially in India, and it is likely the first scientific model of mind. In ancient India this model was used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and…

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Affluence Kills Spirituality

Affluence Kills Spirituality

In this episode of Enlightenment Today I explore why affluence destroys spirituality and the sense of unity with life and God. Many people wonder why the world is becoming increasingly secular. There are people leaving religion by the droves and more people are comfortable with being an atheist. As the…

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Guru

Guru

In this episode of Enlightenment Today I will explore the role of a guru, a spiritual teacher. You will discover who a guru is, why they are important, and also why in the modern world we have a nervous reaction when we hear the word.   Recommended Reading Be as…

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Yugas: The Cycles of Time

Yugas: The Cycles of Time

In this episode of Enlightenment Today you will learn about Hindu time system called the Yugas. The Yugas are a complex world-age doctrine of four ages. The Yugas map the cycles of change within the universe and consciousness. The Yugas build a solid framework for understanding how we experience time…

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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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