- Articles & quotes inspired by The Basket of Tolerance - a collection of books and other media representing humankind's common wisdom inheritance. This is a personal blog.
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They say becoming an adult involves taking responsibility for ourselves. We can tie our own shoes, create business enterprises, resolve disagreements between us and our friends. Then when we get involved in spiritual practice, we might become confused. Maybe our … Continue reading
What follows is a special treat: an arati song composed by Swami Vivekananda* many decades ago. Why is this special? Well, listen and see. But as always with The Basket of Tolerance, part of the exercise could be to listen … Continue reading
Are there such things as enlightened teachers, realized masters, or inspired saints? An early Buddhist poet-philosopher named Aśvaghoṣa seemed to feel that there are such people, and gave this advice for how to properly relate to such a being. What … Continue reading
Here’s something from The Basket of Tolerance I can relate to: SWAMI MUKTANANDA: For several years, I kept coming and going from my Baba’s* place. When I was there, I would become restless, so I would leave and go somewhere … Continue reading
I used to be afraid of my spiritual teacher–afraid of his ability to see through me and afraid of his unpredictable nature. I remember once I was flying to see him in Hawaii, and I was so scared I almost … Continue reading
Are there people in the world who are more open than we are, more free, more “surrendered” to life? And could there be a part of us that feels threatened by these people and wants to suppress them or even … Continue reading
Are we making good use of our lives, and being genuine? What follows is part of a Buddhist supplication, written in the 1800s, that touches on these issues: “There is no one on earth who will not die. Even now, … Continue reading