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Many Teachers, One Master

There is a saying in India that a person can have many teachers, but only one master. Some of the common elements in this relationship include: The establishment of a teacher/student relationship. A formal recognition of this relationship, generally in

Posted in Sanskrit Language, Serving Others, Spring Forest Qigong

May All People Be Happy and Prosperous

I’ve been using the wonderful Sanskrit editor from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. When it starts up, the splash screen briefly displays this phrase: It goes by so fast, I had trouble remembering what it said. Yesterday I took a

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2009’s Monthly Challenges Reviewed

While some folks make new years resolutions, our experience has generally been that we start out with good intentions and a good head of steam, and within a few months, the resolution gets lost in the shuffle of our busy

Posted in Healthy, Positive psychology, Sanskrit Language, Serving Others


According to Reginald Ray, The Sanskrit Buddhist term vipashyana , is composed of two parts: pashyana indicates “seeing” while the prefix vi- adds the meaning of “extraordinary.” Vipashyana means “to see things in an extraordinary way” – not as we

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Monier-Williams Sanskrit Dictionary online

There is an online Monier-Williams sanskrit html dictionary available at the University of Washington. There is a cgi search function, but it doesn’t seem to be searching the full dictionary. I’m trying to find the sanskrit name for the joint

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