How to turn every fear into desire

You cannot live long by restraining yourself, keeping your true nature, the Truth you have come to bring, at bay. You can try, but it is an endeavour doomed to failure. Tyranny over oneself or others is simply too exhausting, it is unnatural. It is based on continuous and constant control, it requires all available…

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Are you more stupid or more tired?

Meeting a man at the station in Milan. Me leaving on a long journey, him half lying on a marble staircase sipping a heineken and watching people go by. “Hey puppies, you want to know something?” He thunders at one point towards me and a group of passing travellers.I nod and approach, while the others…

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The mission of peace

In a time as merciless as ours, in how many hearts grows the desire for total and eternal Peace. To end everything and simply deserve silence. On our shoulders, however, weighs the duty of a mission to be accomplished on Earth, the feeling that we cannot stop now. And how often these feelings seem conflicting,…

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When missing someone takes your breath away

“A few months ago I lost my husband in a car accident. Missing him takes my breath away. Can you tell me something?” My dear, I can share many words with you, but they won’t help fill your emptiness. You will have to face it alone. Let me just say that our grief before death…

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Let Yourself Be Guided

Parent schools, kindergartens in the woods, the exchange of services and goods without money, open-air theatres, libraries and cultural clubs in homes, doctors in holistic clinics, psychologists on benches, temples in nature and in every corner of the city. There is a parallel society, it has always existed, but these last few years have made…

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The candles in the monastery

A monk friend from Eastern Europe told me these days how his monastery is coping with increased expenses for bills. Every evening, the lights are turned off and candles are lit in the meeting and prayer places. His brothers are not enthusiastic about it, there are many complaints about the world situation, about government decisions,…

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The Prayer

Prayer is a poem, a dedication, a wish that bounces and amplifies throughout the Universe and returns to us like a wave.When you really pray you are not telling God, the divine, what to do, quite the opposite: you are handing yourself over into his hands. How much we need at this time to feel…

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The river and the desert

A river that originated in the distant mountains crossed landscapes of all kinds and shapes and finally reached the sands of the desert. Like every other obstacle it had overcome, the river tried to overcome this one too,but as it flowed through the sand, its waters disappeared. He was still convinced that it was his…

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A Cup Of Tea

Yesterday on the train to Rome I met a wonderful Buddhist monk. My assigned seat was in front of his. An initial greeting was enough to start chatting softly. Among many speeches, a Master that we both have in common was mentioned: Bodhidharma. He tells me stories that are murmured in his temple, I tell…

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The 10th edition of the ‘Sei Torrenti’

I Sei Torrenti by Gabriel Vanadis

At the end of this wonderful summer, we celebrated an extraordinary year by gathering for the international tenth edition of the ‘Sei Torrenti’. Intense, profound days dedicated to the entire spiritual movement on Earth that is working to unite Humanity into one people. For the first time in many years, two Haidehoi led our steps…

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