Kabir Association of Canada

SELF CONSCIOUSNESS – KNOWING THE SELF

  SELF CONSCIOUSNESS – KNOWING THE SELF   The Consciousness we need to realize is called Self Consciousness i.e. to “Know Thyself” as Socrates said, and which is carved into the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. He also said, “The unexamined life is not worth living,” and that people make themselves appear ridiculous when they…
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EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY   April the 22nd is celebrated as Earth Day worldwide. Among human beings it appears necessary to single out certain days in order to focus attention on the importance of that day, and what it symbolizes. It is appropriate to single out a day and call it Earth Day, because this is the…
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DEVOTION – THE ART OF KNOWING GOD

DEVOTION – THE ART OF KNOWING GOD Why do you have to search elsewhere when you are doing devotion to God? Kabir Saheb explained that everything that you search for in this universe is already contained in you, and many philosophers and religious people say that we are the microcosm of the macrocosm. Microcosm means…
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EMERGING FROM ILLUSION

EMERGING FROM ILLUSION (Mahant Jay Jaggessur – Kabir Association of Toronto) We are often faced with challenges to pick the real from the unreal. Mystically speaking, the whole world is illusory. However, because we get involved in what we have to do, we tend to get drawn towards the unreal and get caught in illusion.…
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WHAT IS THE VALUE OF LIFE?

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF LIFE? What is the value of life? People do not often consider this question, because they take life for granted. We say that life has no price and it is beyond value, since no one can place a value on life. Religious people will say that life is a gift…
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Stress Management

Stress Management (Lecture delivered at the Vancouver Meditation Society, April 20, 1990) When the mind is in equilibrium it is at peace. Our mind is absolutely still. Our body is fully relaxed, our thought is controlled, but we are fully conscious. Does one experience stress in such a state? What is stress and how do…
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KNOW YOUR FEELINGS

KNOW YOUR FEELINGS You have feelings. I have feelings. All people have feelings. I think that all people know what feelings are. People can feel happy, fearful, apathetic, depressed, hurt, love, rejection and many other types of feelings. Feelings may be very superficial or short lived, or may be life long and deep rooted in…
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TRAPPED IN THE WEB OF LIFE?

TRAPPED IN THE WEB OF LIFE?                         No one has freedom! We are all caught in the web. This web has no ropes, is invisible, yet it binds powerfully. This web is ubiquitous. It snares has whole world. Actually, most people are happy to…
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VEGETARIANISM, HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

  VEGETARIANISM, HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY   (A Continuing Discussion)   Amrita: “From what you have been saying, Deviji, it makes health and ecological sense to be a vegetarian. But the majority of the world’s people do not think about these things. Actually, many people think that animals were made as food for us. To me,…
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RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES #1

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES #1   People all over the world, belonging to different religions and different cultures, practice certain rites and ceremonies, and hold certain beliefs that are not logical, and which serve to hinder their spiritual progress. Many times a whole religious system will become a victim of such practices and beliefs. Sometimes…
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