Tag Archives: traps

ISmile343 – Zen, Sin, Jihad and Other Stickiness

In this talk, Michael describes ways that our walk along the path can get difficult. But this difficulty can be met with our full heart and mind if we meet our challenges with care. Even when we miss the mark, or sin, as Michael points out, we are provided with a perfect opportunity for practicing [...]

The Trap of This or That

David Marshall writes an intelligent response to one of my recent posts that I thought I’d share. To my assertion that the Source of all agency might be a more accurate, albeit partial, representation of what we often call God, he says: I think this is debatable if I am understanding you correctly. Of course he’s [...]

ISmile154 – When Ego Thinks It’s Enlightened

Click HERE in order to listen to Michael’s talk. Get the new iTunes software and subscribe to this podcast from the Buddhist and/or Philosophy sections of the Religion & Spirituality list. ____ In this talk, Michael discusses our conscious participation in life with an awakened mind. He discusses the ways in which meditation helps us [...]

ISmile102 – When Awakening Leaks

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