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Life Is Full But Not Overcrowded

Peace Pilgrim

In my mid life, I began to realize that it's as though we have two selves or two natures or two wills with two different viewpoints. Because the viewpoints were so different, I felt a struggle in ...

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12K reads, 3 comments

From Peace: 12 Reflections On The Path

Peace Pilgrim

There is no glimpse of the light without walking the path. You can't get it from anyone else, nor can you give it to anyone. Just take whatever steps seem easiest for you, and as you take a few ...

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The Four Relinquishments

Peace Pilgrim

Once you've made the first relinquishment, you have found inner peace because it's the relinquishment of self-will. You can work on this by refraining from doing any not-good thing you may be motivate...

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Four Purifications

Peace Pilgrim

Then I discovered that there were some purifications required of me. The first one is such a simple thing: it is purification of the body. This has to do with your physical living habits. Do you eat ...

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Beatitudes

Peace Pilgrim

Blessed are they who give without expecting even thanks in return, for they shall be abundantly rewarded. Blessed are they who translate every good thing that they know into action, for even highe...

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Living to Give

Peace Pilgrim

In my early life I made two very important discoveries. In the first place I discovered that making money was easy. And in the second place I discovered that making money and spending it foolishly wa...

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Freedom of Simplicity

Peace Pilgrim

Some seem to think my life dedicated to simplicity and service is austere and joyless, but these do not know the freedom of simplicity. I know enough about food to nourish my body properly, and I ha...

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