Enlightened Parenting, Non dual knowledge for Kids

The secret to ‘The Secret’

A few years ago, the movie ‘The Secret’ took the world by storm.  Everyone watched with fascination as the supposed secrets to getting what you want were revealed.  Many started doing what they had learnt in the hopes of getting materialist stuff that they desired.  Everyone had a plan.

But if we pause to look at it from a Vedanta standpoint, we know that Ishvara, the gunas and our vasanas are causing the thoughts to arise in us, and we are behaving accordingly. Which implies that we are ‘being thought’  ie we have little conrol or influence in this process. Continue reading “The secret to ‘The Secret’”

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The joy really is not in the objects

It’s the end of the year, and all around me people are hell-bent on finding the joy…. in the food they eat, the drinks they consume, the shopping they do and the holidays they enjoy. All fun in the moment.  But then what?  In a week they go back to their regular lives, all the joys spent and over. Memories stored up and feasted on until 50 more weeks have passed and it can all be re-enacted.

‘After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on — have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear — what remains?’  Walt Whitman

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