Author: Cem Şen

so, what is meditation?
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So, What is Meditation? 

For me, the idea of meditation and its practice are one and the same, but then again, who doesn’t make such claims when they believe their ideas to be right? In this case, however, I can safely share my ideas about meditation with you, because…

the tyrant and the sage
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The Tyrant and the Sage 

We have two sides, one side that deems itself to be two sides. One is a tyrant, while the other is a sage. The tyrant divides and separates, yet the sage does not discriminate. The tyrant assumes, while the sage sees and knows. The tyrant…

a little note about meditation
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A Little Note About Meditation 

Sometimes when we sit to meditate, the pain in our backs or legs becomes unbearable. Sometimes a fly boldly lands on our noses. Sometimes our thoughts mercilessly bombard our minds. When we shift a little to ease the pain, it comes back later with a…

a question of time
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A Question of Time 

Let me put it this way: It’s just a question of time, buddy. You can resist me with all your might and power, you know, but that’s just how it goes. The reason for this is not anything to do with the power you possess;…

vital panic attack
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Vital Panic Attack 

People experiencing a panic attack, or a high level of anxiety, often feel they cannot breathe, as if their lungs aren’t receiving enough oxygen. They take deep breaths, and the deeper they breathe, the more oxygen goes into the bloodstream. As the oxygen rate increases,…

truth versus reality
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Truth versus Reality 

Existence has two faces: objective and subjective, or rather Truth and reality. Subjective existence, or reality, is valid only within its perimeter, and ceases to be valid outside this perimeter. Conversely, objective existence, or the Truth, is valid everywhere. Reality is the rule, while the…

the true happiness
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The True Happiness 

The achievements of my teenage years belong to my teenage years. The achievements of my twenties belong to my twenties. The achievements of yesterday belong to yesterday and hold no value today. However big of a fuss I make about their grandiosity, these memories of…

not good enough…
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Not Good Enough… 

Events fill so much of the time they happen in that there’s no space left for our choices, displeasures, and beliefs. The problem is that we confuse the past and the future with the events that are in the now. Our choices, displeasures, regrets, and…

there are moments that…
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There are Moments that… 

Sometimes it’s the curtains flitting about in a soft, relaxing summer breeze. Sometimes it’s to wrap yourself up in your mother’s arms. It’s the strange, dazzling sparkles that fly around when you look at your loved one. Sometimes it’s bitter like a cup of black…

price versus value
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Price versus Value 

When teachers are not fully enlightened, their words are inevitably ignorant because their perceptions are uncertain. They can occasionally talk about the right things when they feel connected to their minds’ true nature, but they cannot explain things correctly all the time. Even if they…

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