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How Observation Changes Relationships

Vimala Thakar

When we sit in silence what do we do? We sit and observe the voluntary and involuntary activities of the body and mind. Slowly the voluntary activities come to an end, but the involuntary activities...

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12K reads, 8 comments

Force of Love is the Force of Total Revolution

Vimala Thakar

A tender, loving concern for all living creatures will need to arise and reign in our hearts if any of us is to survive. And our lives will be truly blessed only when the misery of one is genuinely fe...

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40K reads, 8 comments

What is Meditation?

Vimala Thakar

"This awareness of the so called outward and the inward movements of life, is meditation. The simultaneous awareness of the total movement is meditation. If I am aware of the nature of my reactio...

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14K reads, 7 comments

The Delight in Exploring Inner Territory

Vimala Thakar

As long as we cling to the idea that this is "my mind, my own, personal mind," we will have a strong tendency to look as good as possible. But if we observe the mind from a non-personal view...

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10K reads, 8 comments

Privacy Is Not Possible

Vimala Thakar

Traditionally, the investigating of psychological weaknesses in relation to social action has been taboo, not acceptable. As long as a social activist provided service to others, it was considered irr...

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11K reads, 11 comments

The Essence of Spirituality

Vimala Thakar

To be spiritual is to be related to the visible, invisible and the infinite aspects of life simultaneously. True spirituality never provides any escapes for fear-obsessed people. We may find other esc...

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16K reads, 8 comments

Growing in Spontaneity

Vimala Thakar

Never argue with one's own understanding. The whisper of intelligence is always there, whatever you do. If you create a time lag between the whisper of intelligence and understanding in you and your...

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24K reads, 5 comments

The Lovely State of Observation

Vimala Thakar

There are two parts of life. Motion and motionlessness. Movement is one part of life but to be in a state of no movement is also a substantial part of our life. Speech is on...

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22K reads, 7 comments

Watching Volcanoes Explode

Vimala Thakar

We must become deeply aware of our bondage if we value freedom. We begin to watch our behavior throughout the day; we notice the fear, the anxieties, how much behavior is controlled by acquisitiveness...

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64K reads, 9 comments

Each of Us, a Miniature Wholeness

Vimala Thakar

Internally, we are divided against ourselves; the emotions want one thing, the intellect another, the impulses of the body yet another, and a conflict takes place which is no different in quality, alt...

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9K reads, 7 comments

Spirituality: The Seed of Social Action

Vimala Thakar

The study of our mind, the psychological structure, does not require isolation, but it does require attentiveness. The movement of the mind is very swift. The shades of movement are so subtle, that un...

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10K reads, 6 comments

Moving in Wholeness

Vimala Thakar

A new challenge awaits us at the beginning of the twenty-first century: to go beyond fragmentation, to go beyond the incompatible sets of values held even by serious-minded people, to mature beyond th...

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15K reads, 6 comments

A Human Society

Vimala Thakar

A self-centered person can never look at anything in life, a self-centered person cannot get related with other human beings. He is so busy with his own self, his ego, his likes, his dislikes, his th...

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3K reads

Inner Social Responsibility

Vimala Thakar

Viewing the world as a large pieced-together collection of fragments, some of which are labeled as friend and others as foe, begins internally. We map out our internal territories with the same posi...

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5K reads, 9 comments

Sacred Nothingness

Vimala Thakar

"Vimalaji," I say, "these days a lot of people are interested in spirituality and yet it seems that only in very few is there a radical transformation of their consciousness and of their life." Vima...

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20K reads