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A woman meets a man with issues around alcohol. What is a wise approach?

I received an email from a person who has met a man with unresolved alcohol issues.  She asked me what approach to take towards this person and his situation. This is a common situation.

Here is my response: Continue reading 



The Devil in the Mind

Known as Mara (Satan) in religious traditions, the devilish mind impacts in 12 common ways. Sharing of experiences, wise attention and daily practices contribute to the dissolution of the power of Mara in the mind. Continue reading 



ARE YOU A MOBILE PHONE ZOMBIE?

Mobile phone zombies occupy our streets. Their heads stare down into their device held with both hands or with the phone pressed to the ear. Continue reading 



Legalise marijuana. For occasional recreational use and as a health treatment

It is time to make joints (of marijuana)

available over the shop counter and as a health treatment

I first smoked weed (marijuana) in a cave on the Matala beach in Crete with some other hippies in the Summer of Love in 1967. I never looked back from those weeks on that Greek island. I smoked marijuana and hashish from time to time in Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Laos and the rest of south east Asia. Ancient India regarded marijuana as a sacred plant owing to its medicinal properties. Hippies also adopted the tradition of thanking God (Siva) after inhaling smoke from a joint. Boom Shankar (The Sound of Siva).. Continue reading 




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