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Don’t Know

Nisargadatta Maharaj (17 April 1897 – 8 September 1981), born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, was an Indian guru of nondualism, belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism.

You Think YOUR Life is Difficult Right Now?


Regard the second victim in each of these photos, and then reflect again whether the difficulty or “unfairness” of your situation, your condition, or your current relationship are really all that bad, after all.

Dialogue with him/her, from picture, and then check out the quality of your day again. What is he/she saying to you about your life?




Just Enough is Enough


I have always suspected these things. This is why I keep social media activity to an absolute minimum, and, every day, limit the number of things that I respond or feel responsible to “react” to. They all unsettle the mind, and yet, through social media, even perfect strangers can now have easy tools to reach the device in my pocket even as I sit on the toilet.

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