The 10 Spiritual Realms as described by Nichiren Daishonin are listed below. Broken into two parts, the first six (Hell, Hunger, Animality, Anger, Humanity, and Heaven) are derived from the Indian concept of the six realms of rebirth. Above these lie the four holy states (Learning, Realization, Bodhisattva, and Buddhahood).
T&H – Inspiration & Motivation
Maybe we can never understand our true purpose, but we can start to build a picture of the impact and meaning that we as individuals can have on both society and humanity.
Mindfulness has many scientifically proven health benefits including improved physical, mental and emotional health. It is actually a holistic type of therapy and in my opinion essential for sanity and intelligence.
Hope will always be our necessary partner.
We have arrived at a stage in the human story on Earth where the decisions made over the next few decades will determine the future direction, not just of humanity, but of Earth itself.
We all get a little worn down now and then, and this is when those not-so-great habits can begin to form. I’ve found that it can be extremely helpful to have some self-sooth practices in your back pocket for times like these.
The grief and sense of loss, that we often interpret as a failure in our personality, is actually a feeling of emptiness where a beautiful and strange otherness should have been encountered. –Paul Shepherd
Sat Yoga Institute
That “scorched earth” intensity was the setting for a profound spiritual experience that took me beyond space and time to what seemed like the origin of all existence.
To turn within is to turn to that which is looking. –Adyashanti
As you will see in the quotes below, Jung was clear on the notion that we are spiritual beings, and that having a spiritual relationship with oneself truly helps us to understand the deeper aspects of who we are.
The ego—on both the individual and the collective level—loves “the drama” that times like this can create. Our challenge is to remain alert and present so that we don’t fall into egoic reactivity, adding to the suffering so many are already facing.
The chakras are our energetic blueprint. The knowledge of the chakras is a critical component to genuinely understand the nonphysical energy body.
Abundance is all-embracing—at least it should be. Bringing abundance into your own life should be more than a game of chance, even though you look around and see that some people are much more fortunate than others.
Pondering the Unknown with the World’s Most Famous Scientist
What will you see on the precipice of death? Dr. Bruce Greyson explores what near-death experiences reveal about the afterlife in his book “After.”
An international team of researchers was able to achieve real-time dialogues with people in the midst of lucid dreams, a phenomenon that is called “interactive dreaming,” according to a study published recently in Current Biology.
Who we really are depends on the perspective on which we choose to observe. What are the qualities, experiences and traits about our identity that answer that question?
Growing up in the west, we were told to stand with our chest out and our belly in. But, from the perspective of eastern wisdom, it’s all wrong.