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Vimala McClure

A Woman's Guide to Tantra Yoga

Sona Madoyanhas quoted2 years ago
Some people, no matter what you give them, still want the moon.
— Denise Levertov
Cris Lohas quoted3 months ago
It is as if you have been lost in a forest, finding your way home only by vague feelings, memories, and landmarks along the way.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
We must embrace life in all of its struggle and pain, and through this profound acceptance we will find peace and experience freedom from the bondage of self-imposed limitation.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
It is a daily alchemy, turning the dross of my mind’s wanderings into the golden treasure of spiritual realization.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
Tantra teaches us to embrace life, to strive to see the Creator in everything within and around us.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
Knowing your natural inclinations can help you design your spiritual practices in a way that will assist rather than oppose you during this time.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
Your body changes with the cycles of the moon; so should your practices.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
Psychological stresses arise from society’s double messages: a homemaker feels pressured to have a career; a working mother feels pressured to spend more time with her children; a single woman is pressured to marry; the childless are pressured by time running out; the young mother worries about missing work and falling behind.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
The stresses that women experience are different from those of men. Women must cope with radical bodily changes — menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause.
Cris Lohas quoted4 months ago
A woman’s life is not static. It changes with every moon, every season, and those changes are profound.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
Discrimination also means understanding that pleasure is not the goal of our existence.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
As it reveals the subtler aspects of your mind, meditation brings you to this fine sense of discrimination, which in turn leads to nonattachment. According to some philosophies, nonattachment means avoidance of the things of the world. Thus some spiritual seekers have mortified themselves to renounce the pleasure and pain of the body; have tried to create aversions in their minds to the natural instincts of eating, sleeping, and sexuality; and have escaped from society to live in jungles or caves far from the “temptations” of worldly life.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
Religions that require faith that is not firmly rooted in personal experience or knowledge, that do not give specific practices by which that knowledge is acquired, often fail to offer the continuing growth and the real answers that the rational individual seeks.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
In this age, it is increasingly easy for us to remain aloof from suffering and death. Because we are not faced with it every day, we become oblivious to our connection with it. We fail to realize that one day we too must die — we too must suffer the pain of loss
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
Discrimination is knowing what is lasting and what is not, being able to perceive the eternal consciousness within the passing show of the material world, and knowing that attachment to finite objects ultimately can only bring pain and suffering.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
It seems more and more likely that reality is better described as mental than material.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
Meditation is not a process of elimination, but of inclusion, expanding your awareness of that consciousness infinitely.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
Service and meditation are like two lovers who are never happily separated. It is impossible to progress in meditation without developing the impulse to care for others
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
Service is giving fully of yourself without expectation of reward.
valeria list / guzmánhas quoted7 months ago
When you are able to bring your individual vibrational rhythms into harmony with infinite consciousness, an inner calm and happiness ensues that is not affected by the finite world. Your understanding of others increases. You are in harmony with the creator of all vibrational expressions, and you are able to adjust your own expressions accordingly.
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