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The Myth of the Positive

Due to the hopefully temporary lack of a new article, we’re following up an idea first put forward  a year or more ago and re-publishing a topic that’s already appeared at SN, to see what response it receives. This one … Continue reading

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The Wonder Of It All…

Satyadeva writes… As it’s still summer, something a bit different here, while we’re waiting for another article to emerge, two topics taken from the internet that in different ways encapsulate the sheer wonder of this earthly and universal Life we’ve … Continue reading

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We have to pay £57 (a recurring fee to the web hosts) by September 9 in order to keep Sannyas News going. If you want SN to continue please first send a message to . Also, please bear in … Continue reading

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About Life, Death and Spirituality, by Nityapem

Inspired by an ancient Buddhist meditation on death, Nityaprem contemplates the one certainty of our lives and asks some searching questions. While I was studying Buddhism I came across this short meditation by the tenth century teacher Atisha, called the … Continue reading

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The ‘Tombstone Exercise’: Have You Lived From The Heart?

Nityaprem considers what ‘living from the heart’ means for him and wonders what it might mean for SN readers. One of the things I came across recently was the ‘Tombstone Exercise’. This is a simple thought experiment where you imagine … Continue reading

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