dioptaze asked: hi lazyyogi, i have an issue maybe you could help me with: my mom. she's a wonderful lady, don't get me wrong, but she is a hoarder. she's not extreme, but she seems to attach sentimental value everything, whereas, i like to keep things simple. i really feel that the feng shui energy is affects me emotionally. it also disturbs me that she has such attachment issues. i realize i...
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.– Buddha
There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a...– The Bhagavad Gita
Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world...– Eckhart Tolle
I have such interesting and engaging questions in my ask box! I do not want to try to answer them until I can sit down and do them justice. So I will answer them and any additional questions when I return to the east coast on Tuesday. Thanks for bearing with me! LA is quite the seductress :P
God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.– Ramakrishna
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers...– Rumi
The one who wants you to experience the Truth for your Self and who can lead you...– Sri ShivarudraBalayogi
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is...– Thich Nhat Hanh
Safely in LA! I’ll try to keep posting this week while I’m away but I may not have time for questions until I return. I didn’t bring my comp with me. :) namaste folks
Self-interest and self-concern are the focal points of the false. Your daily...– Nisargadatta Maharaj
I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already....– Eckhart Tolle
lotusoflife asked: Hi Lazyyogi, I have recently been trying to meditate daily, in the morning and before I go to sleep at night, but I find it incredibly difficult to focus on my breathing or a certain mantra etc, are there any other methods to help with focus or would this just be part and parcel of begginning to meditate. I would generally try to recite the metta prayer/mantra before I sleep. Namaste x
este-mundo-e-meu asked: I really appreciate that you don't have opinions on some things---not everything needs an opinion, and I think it's awesome that you recognize this (:
shelleywasavegan asked: Hello! I was wondering what your opinion is on fruitarianism/ raw veganism. Thank you!
corporealvoid asked: sir, ive been going through some things and i feel the need to ask you for advice: my uncle killed himself last christmas eve, my mom was diagnosed with cancer last summer, i left my gf because she was not treating me right by being very mean and overly critical in a destructive way, and i was laid off from my 70+ hour a week job. ive decided to join the US navy and become a field medic. i am...
whereyourecomingfrom asked: Pardon for adding to the insanity of your "over-flowing inbox," but this question just dawned on me! So if you would please, initially answer from a Buddhist viewpoint, and then (if different) answer as you would normally. What do you think about love? Pax!
berrysan-deactivated20120703 asked: do you think you could give your thoughts on 'the' tao/taoism? recommendations for reading material? tips/advice for those new to it all?
balancingbravely asked: What are your views on sex?
liquideyez asked: I got into an argument today with my bf about ego today. It was unnerving mostly b/c I know I should not push my ideas on him or anyone for that matter because in the end ppl believe what they want. But he was getting really loud & said "An Ego is ME, it is Who I Am." & continued by saying "You cannot use yourself (meaning ego) as a crutch." I dont know if I can...
eightlimbsofbliss-deactivated20 asked: Why does money make me so uncomfortable? Like when people talk about money, or handle money.... you know? It's just something I have trouble understanding, and I love your insights :)
Apologies about the delay! I’m flying out to LA tomorrow for a bunch of job interviews and only found out about this short notice so I’m going into work mode. I’ll get to my inbox as soon as I can. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend :) Namaste!
I’m back from the retreat! It was quite epic and amazing. I will get to my overflowing ask box soon, I’m just returning my camping supplies to a friend and equalizing a bit. Namaste :)
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Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate....– Deepak Chopra
Precious are those moments when you feel like a disciple. Nourish them. Those...– Osho
blasting music while meandering through packing for camping at the ashram :)
introskeptic asked: So the true reality is that everything is conscience and nothing really exists? Everything is added to our minds like knowledge, questions and beliefs, but they didn't exist before our realizations. So then everything is simply mind stuff that we aren't really in control of then?
I’m going to be away this weekend from friday evening until monday morning. :) I’m attending a meditation retreat in upstate New York. It is being held by my guru and I’m camping alone in a tent. It’s gonna be so beautiful. My yogi brother usually comes but he’s not in town this weekend. I’ll bring my camera and take some pictures to share with everyone. I can...
timeandsilence-deactivated20121 asked: Do you believe in god or a concept of god? Does being spiritual mandate that you have to believe in god? Is it possible to be religious or spiritual and enlightened without believing in god?
The only thing better than finding something you’re looking for is finding...– Iroh
rosejam asked: How does reiki work exactly? I'm a little skeptical.
I just flowed reiki through at least 30 people. I’m feelin refreshed hahah bring it! :P
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Message me in my inbox and I will send you free reiki healing. Reiki is a way of harmonizing yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Whatever needs to be taken care of the reiki sees to. Reiki doesn’t come from me or you but rather through us all from the cosmos itself. I’m happy to share as much as possible until I go to sleep. Namaste, sangha :)
temptingtimeonimpulse asked: What can you do when you feel at peace and someone who isn't at peace tries to pull you into attachment? I think you once spoke of having a choice of reacting or not and that seems like the answer. What if the person is someone you're in a relationship with and it's almost expected to have a reaction to signify your care for the relationship?
4chapters-deactivated20120809 asked: I feel that you are probably aware of the influence you are having over Tumblr users, particularly young people. I ask that you remain mindful of spreading the Truth, not to muddle false images or quotes into these "sermons", because your sourcing is inaccurate. This is in reference to the images you use of "Buddha", which are actually of Hotei - the fat Chinese deity that...
Too much study of the scriptures does more harm than good. The important thing...– Ramakrishna