The Old Man and the Scorpion

What is your essential nature? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu0AIQg4blQ The Old Man and the Scorpion One morning, after he had finished his meditation, the old man opened his eyes and saw a scorpion floating helplessly...

Floating sharpens concentration

Many first-time floaters remark on how aware they become of the endless chatter in their mind. With so many external stimuli to deal with most people don’t realize how...

The Tamarind Tree

How quickly do you need to attain liberation? A day? A year? A lifetime? Many lifetimes? What is more important, being on the path, or actually obtaining liberation? The Tamarind Tree One...

We are nothing without God.

"We are nothing without God" is a widely used statement in most Christian circles, and I found myself pondering on this. Why do we say that we are nothing...

Relying on Joy

Relying on Joy At the time of Buddha, there lived an old beggar woman called "Relying on Joy". She used to watch the kings, princes, and people making offerings to...

Floating decreases anxiety and depression

Since floating facilitates meditation, floating has scientific backing to claim its efficacy against anxiety and depression. A review study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)...

Enlightenment is the Key

I must apologize before I start that this would sound preachy. I don’t like preaching because it entails making conclusions about a subject matter and I believe that we...

The Young Monk Who Saved The Ants

The Young Monk Who Saved The Ants Once upon a time in the deep mountains forest there lived an old monk and a young monk. The old monk was a...

The Fish and the Turtle

The Fish and the Turtle (Is Nibbana Nothingness?) Once upon a time there was a fish. And just because it was a fish, it had lived all its life in...

The Concept of Trinity (2)

I sat down pondering on the concept of Trinity in Christianity. Some denominations in Christianity do not believe in the concept of Holy Trinity while the vast majority of...

Zen stories on the mystery of enlightenment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NsTAVGFzgk Nobody Told Me Anything (as told by Master Sheng-Yen) A disciple asked his Dharma Master: "How can I calm my mind?" The master said, "I am too busy to talk to you...

What is in your heart?

The thoughts you carry in your mind go far toward determining how people perceive you. A Pile of Dry Shit One day a famous government officer met a highly respected elderly...

Floating benefits your mind

Floating benefits your mind because floating eliminates the distractions to meditation. The practice of meditation has proven in numerous clinical studies to boost mental function, and floating boosts the...

The Concept of Trinity (1)

The Old Testament constantly insists that there is only one God, the self-revealed Creator, who must be worshiped and loved exclusively (Deut. 6:4-5; Isa. 44:6– 45:25). The New Testament...