Monthly Archives: September 2012

My Million-Breath Challenge!

This blog contains my personal insights and knowledge and a host of tips, tricks and tools for the practice of vipassana. If you are not an established vipassana meditator and reached this blog by mistake, please do not read any further. This blog post is simply not meant for you. This post is about my personal...
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“It’s not about the money. It’s about the game.”

Well, the title quote here isn't by me.  But a prominent quote but from one of Michael Douglas' bits of dialogue in the film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." This is an interesting quote and not far from the truth. It was in the context and vernacular of Wall Street, which I don't know much about....
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Mudita: Best Human and Heavenly Trait

Buddha described four qualities as Brahmic qualities. And they are: 1. Asseem Karuna (unlimited or unbounded compassion) 2. Aseem Maitri (unlimited friendliness) 3. Aseem Upeksha (unlimited equanimity), and 4. Aseem Mudita (unlimited sympathetic joy) In this blog, I will focus on number four, as this is the rarest trait. In layman's terms, Mudita means feeling happy at others' success, at others' happiness...
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Why The Legal System Is a Blessing

Does a perfect society need a legal system? For a long time I thought the legal system was a nuisance, or at least part nuisance. I find I could not be further from the truth. The American legal system, with all its imperfections (and occasional exploitation), is still the best thing we can have. If you see the...
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