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Philosophy & A Blissful Life Shane Mulhall ​How often are you full of bliss?

This talk examines the true nature of Man - is misery real at all? - the difference between pleasure, happiness and bliss - the various ways we create misery for ourselves - 8 key ways we may grow in bliss.

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Philosophy & Unleashing Your Creativity Shane Mulhall Everybody has it. How to access it.

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Philosophy & Ambition Shane Mulhall ​How to achieve what I really want

This talk examines the mistake of every generation in achieving what it wants - the aim of human life - the three factors necessary to fulfill our ambitions - how the decisions we make determine our life - the different levels of consciousness and thus different capacities we enjoy - examining our life - how to achieve what we really want.

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Philosophy & Awareness Shane Mulhall ​How aware are we really?

This talk examines the difference between awareness and attention.

- what is awareness?
- the price we pay for not being aware
- 6 practices to assist with increasing awareness
- living in awareness

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Philosophy & Being True To Yourself Shane Mulhall If you are not being true to yourself, who or what are you being true to?

The need for a philosophy for our lives - life when untrue to ourselves - our mistaken identity - the domination of fear and subtle pain - how are we to become true to ourselves?


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Philosophy & Caring For Yourself Shane Mulhall ​If you don't, who will?

This talk examines what is it that needs caring for - why energy is so important to us - the ways we waste energy physically, mentally and emotionally - getting to the source of energy - how to conserve energy - how to generate energy - the importance of measure and discrimination - discovering a balanced way of living - 3 practices that each of us can do - the benefit of a life endowed with full levels of energy.

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Philosophy & Communication Shane Mulhall ​The marriage of two minds

This talk examines what is communication and its importance - the two purposes of communication - the various means of communication - false communication - the factors for true communication - impediments to communication - the three ways to participate in conversation and their effects - 10 ways to improve communication.

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Philosophy & Compassion Shane Mulhall ​Are you strong enough to be compassionate?

This talk examines the real nature of love - how compassion arises - the difference between true compassion and false compassion - the price we pay for not being compassionate - compassion is not pity - the need for a strong heart - how we may grow in compassion.

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Philosophy & Decision Making Shane Mulhall ​Decisions determine your life

Decisions determine your life. This talk examines how decisions arise - 10 important decisions that each one of us will make - the 5 bases for making a true decision - the functioning of the mind under different states - impediments to true decision making - 8 aids to decision making - how we can come to know whether a decision is right or not and the ultimate decision that the real philosopher has to make.

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Philosophy & Desire Shane Mulhall ​Are desires the eternal enemy of man?

This talk examines the mistaken belief that fulfillment of desires leads to happiness - the fundamental error that happiness is external to ourselves - the 3 beliefs behind all desires - how or why do desires arise? - what actually is a desire - are there any desires which are beneficial and what are they? - 7 ways to eliminate harmful desires - the desireless state and resultant happiness

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Philosophy & Fear Shane Mulhall The man who knows himself knows no fear

This talk examines how fear arises - the role of the ego with regard to fear and what are its characteristics - the false knowledge that produces fear - the types of fear - the results of fear on the life - how to deal with fear when it arises - the means to living a life totally free of fear.

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Philosophy & Freedom Shane Mulhall Truth does not challenge your freedom: it is your freedom

This talk examines what true freedom is - what truth is it that sets you free - why all seek freedom - why so few succeed in being really free - what is it that traps the mind - how does bondage come about - the role of desire in entrapping the human being - the ways to attain the real freedom.

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Philosophy & Get A Life Shane Mulhall Are you living a life or are you living a lie?

This talk examines what a human being is and what a human life is - do we have a life? - 5 areas of our lives that need examination - how to get our lives back - 4 ways to enlarge our lives - enlarging our hearts - enlarging our minds - the need for self-analysis - making our lives complete.

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Philosophy & Grief Shane Mulhall There is no future in the past

This talk examines the commonly held views about grief - what is grief - understanding life and death - the two erroneous causes of grief - how grief can be eased in ourselves and others - the four ways to be free of grief in our lives.

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Philosophy & Happiness Shane Mulhall To be happy, Man must simply give up being miserable

This talk examines the nature of true happiness - that happiness is our natural state and we can never be separated from it - when is happiness possible? - why all of mankind seeks happiness - how we become miserable - one false self-image and its resultant misery - the false search for happiness - not selling your happiness for anything - how to be happy at all times in all circumstances.

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Philosophy & Limitless Intelligence Shane Mulhall Are you making full use of yours?

Man is pure intelligence - it is not that he has it; he is it - we think because we do not understand - living life stupidly according to the wise - how intelligently do we live our lives? - what are the barriers to our limitless intelligence - understanding the true use of the mind - three states of mind - accessing intelligence through


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Philosophy & Love Shane Mulhall How one can love everyone

This talk examines the creation as an enactment of love - how we see ourselves - the 3 characteristics of true love - 8 false ideas about love that mislead us - 5 impediments to true love - loving yourself - directing love to substance not form - how to love everyone.

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Philosophy & Parenting (0 - 10) Shane Mulhall True parenting in the formative years

This talk examines the need for parenting of a human being - what is the nature of a child - fulfilling the needs of the child - the need for love and discipline - the different stages of the child's development and how parenting changes from stage to stage - dealing intelligently with misbehavior - providing the best of material and company for the child - examining the family legacy - carrying out a parental audit - the three types of child - the three styles of parenting - having a vision for your child and its glorious future.

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Philosophy & Parenting (10 - 21) Shane Mulhall Paving the way for adulthood

This talk examines why parenting is required for the human being - the nature of the child - the different stages of its development and how parenting needs to change from stage to stage - the essential needs of the child - the development of reason and reasonable behaviour - helping them with reason - the granting of increasing respect and responsibility - the need for house rules - the relative roles of fathering and mothering - dissolving harmful characteristics in their nature - after 16 treating them as a friend.

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Philosophy & Patience Shane Mulhall Without patience there can be no peace

This talk examines how to gauge our spiritual strength - the petty irritations that plague our daily life - what is true patience and what is not true patience - the effects of impatience on our being - the fruits of patience - the fundamental cause of impatience - 4 ways to help us grow in patience - how we may perfect patience.

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Philosophy & Realising Your Potential Shane Mulhall Do you know how great yours is?

This talk examines the true potential of the human being - 6 reasons why we have not realised our potential - 5 ways to help us realise our potential - 5 goals that we may set ourselves - the life of one who has realised their potential.

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Philosophy & Relationships Shane Mulhall How to enjoy relationship with everyone

This talk examines the nature of relationship and why we seek them - the 3 bases of relationship - how relationships go wrong - 5 effects of the ego on relationships - how we may enjoy true and fulfilling relationships - 5 practical steps to help relationships - true relationship.

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Philosophy & Reason Shane Mulhall Those with reason are free from error

This talk examines what is Man in truth - the two great aids to his living a true and full life - what is reason - why should we be reasonable? - what is not reason - what causes us to be unreasonable - how reason works - the two levels of reason - the 3 states of mind, in only one of which does reason operate properly - the 4 factors which help reason to grow in us - the role of reason in the human life.

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Philosophy & Responsibility Shane Mulhall When are you going to accept it?

This talk examines what we are responsible for - collective responsibility - self-responsibility - lack of responsibility - the ability to respond and its effects - the choice between reaction and response - our world of reactions - 9 ways to develop responsibility - the responsible human being and the life they lead.

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Philosophy & Stress Shane Mulhall When are you going to accept it?

This creation causes no stress. This talk examines the real nature of this creation and our false experience of it - why we do not experience people and events as they really are - the false uses of mind and heart which causes us stress - practical ways to live stress free.

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Philosophy & Success Shane Mulhall What is true success?

This talk examines what real success is.

  • The pursuit of success under ignorance
  • Success under ignorance and its 6 effects
  • The 6 factors which guarantee failure in life
  • Success and mastery of body, mind & heart
  • 6 ways to enjoy mastery of our mind
  • 3 ways to enjoy mastery of our hearts
  • What life is like for the truly successful person

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Philosophy & Suffering Shane Mulhall To understand it is to be free of it

This talk examines the true nature of this creation.

  • The difference between pain and sorrow, happiness and bliss
  • The cause of suffering - how suffering may be created, added to or prolonged
  • False ways of dealing with suffering
  • How to make use of suffering
  • Helping others with their suffering
  • Various ways of reducing suffering and finally how to eliminate suffering from our lives

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Philosophy & The Family Shane Mulhall The principles for great family living

This talk examines the importance of family to society and to the individual.

  • Who are the members of a real family
  • The principles of happy family life
  • The importance of true communication
  • Developing high self-esteem in the family members
  • Encouraging a strong sense of responsibility
  • The values, traditions and customs of the family
  • Spending time together
  • Creating a family charter

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Philosophy & The Heart Shane Mulhall What treasures lie in your heart?

This talk examines the emotional centre of the human being.

  • The purpose of the heart
  • The state of one's heart
  • What causes the heart to operate falsely
  • How we can know whether desire or love is fueling our hearts
  • The true functioning of the heart
  • 8 ways to help our hearts open

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Philosophy & The Natural Way Of Living Shane Mulhall To live naturally is to live freely and in perfect happiness

Are we living naturally in relation to our universal nature?

  • The master key to natural living is discipline
  • Understanding true discipline and its attractiveness
  • Factors that inhibit living a disciplined life
  • Life with little or no discipline
  • Life under false discipline
  • Life under true discipline
  • Benefits of the disciplined life
  • Self-mastery
  • Seven practices to bring about the natural life
  • The instruction of the wise

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Philosophy & The Need To Lighten Up Shane Mulhall To be light is to become enlightened

This talk examines that if our true nature is light, what makes us go dark.

  • How the adult differs from the child and its brightness
  • The darkening effect of false reason and conditional love
  • The light of the present moment
  • What life in the darkness or shadows is like
  • Why we won't drop our burdens
  • How we may live in the light and lighten up

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Philosophy & The Need To Wake Up Shane Mulhall Only when you awake will you realise that you have been asleep to life

This talk examines if we are awake right now

  • Is there a need to wake up?
  • When do we go asleep?
  • What is it like to live in this state of sleep?
  • How are we going to wake up?
  • Life in the awakened state

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Philosophy & The Practice Of Love Shane Mulhall You say you love but do you practice it

This talk examines how important love is.

- What is true love
- What is the test of love
- All have love in their hearts
- How some become unfit to love due to non practice
- What gets in the way of love
- The effects of impure love
- 8 ways to practice love

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Philosophy & The Present Moment Shane Mulhall Where were you when your life was happening?

This talk examines where we live normally

  • The dominance of past and future in our lives
  • The joy of the present moment
  • What causes us to leave the present moment
  • The experience of life lived in the past and future
  • What life is like when we live in the present
  • How we can bring the mind to live in the present moment
  • A sage's description of the present moment

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Philosophy & The Purpose Of Your Life Shane Mulhall Have you discovered the true purpose of your life?

This talk examines how everything has a purpose.

- What is the real purpose of Man?
- The universal and individual aspects of our purpose
- Purpose under ignorance and its effect on our lives
- 8 practices to help us live lives of true purpose

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Philosophy & The Spirit Of Enquiry Shane Mulhall The unexamined life is not worth living

This talk examines why we should have the spirit of enquiry.

- The falsity in our lives
- How does real enquiry begin?
- 4 ways to awaken the spirit of enquiry in ourselves
- What hinders the spirit of enquiry
- 3 requirements for there to be true and substantial enquiry
- The 3 approaches to any enquiry
- What is the ultimate enquiry for the human being and where will it lead us?
- What the life of enquiry is like

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Philosophy & The State Of The World Shane Mulhall Where is the world going?

This talk examines the decline in the world according to three traditions:

- The state of the world today
- 5 prevalent aspects of modern living (negative behaviour, materialism, isolation, confusion, inequality)
- Our reaction to all this
- true spirituality the cure
- how to make the world a better place
- 8 simple practices for each of us

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Philosophy & Unconditional Love Shane Mulhall Is there anybody out there who could meet my particular requirements?

This talk examines what is true love.

  • How to measure how much we love someone
  • What it is that we love in the person
  • What the mark of unconditional love is
  • What effect love has on the one who loves
  • The fruits of conditional love
  • The fruits of unconditional love
  • How we may grow in love

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Philosophy & Why You Need It Shane Mulhall Surely you are perfectly happy as you are?

This talk examines whether you are perfectly happy as you are - what is it that you really need to know - who am I in truth - do we know who we really are? - the creation of the false 'I' - the effects of the false 'I' on our lives - the role of philosophy in discovering the truth about your Self and the difference this makes - 12 questions we all need to ask ourselves.

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Philosophy & Leadership Shane Mulhall Lead, follow or get out of the way

This talk examines external leadership and self-leadership - Plato and leadership - the five types of leader - the five types of individual - how we develop the true leader in ourselves - what is true following and what is real leadership - what is not real leadership - 9 qualities of the true leader - how does the true leader lead - Edmund Burke and real leadership.

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