I came across this wonderful reading of the the Ribhu Gita and wanted to help call attention to it. The content creator is Samaneri Jayasāra, a Buddhist nun who describes her YouTube channel as a place “designed to provide listeners with a range of teachings from great spiritual Masters and to create a meditative mood … More The Ribhu Gita, Chapter 26: Listen, Awake, Realize
Considering the people, places, and objects in our dreams as one substance is a good way to understand this world as one substance. And that is the best way I know to grasp non-duality. … More On Oneness
Anger. It rises. An emotion in response to stimulus. The stimulus for you may be different than the stimulus for me. And so may the strength, or the intensity, of the emotion, the anger. But the end result is the same. The end result is the seething, the fuming, and the internal dialogue that fuels … More Peace, with a side of anger
Here in the West, Intellect is paramount. If you’re not an athlete or an artist, you’d better have Good Brain, because Good Brain will get you places, and make you Big Buck. And maybe the desire for Big Buck is the real problem here. But that is a thought for another day. Today’s thought is about … More Three Types of Intelligence
Let me explain…. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. ~ Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride The first part of Self-Inquiry is the process of reducing the feeling of who or what ‘I’ am (or is) to its essence. The process of removing the conceptual labels we’ve associated with our being to find … More What ‘That’ Means – Self-Inquiry, Part 3.
Once we have eliminated all that we are not, we may begin to investigate what remains. What remains must be what we are. It must be who ‘I’ am. Or what this thing called ‘I’ is. We know we are not our occupation, what we do for a living. We are not the role we … More I Am ‘That’; Self-Inquiry, Part 2
In Western culture, especially in American culture, there is a tendency to identify our ‘self’, our sense of who or what ‘I’ is, with characteristics, or descriptors. It may be our work: I am a doctor; I am a welder; I am a dancer. It may be with a mindset: I am a Christian; I … More Who Am ‘I’? Self-Inquiry, Part 1
When longing ceases to be longing for something, and reveals itself, simply, as pure longing, a marvelous thing happens. … More Longing, and the End of Seeking
If you get your mind thinking differently, you might start understanding time, or the lack thereof, differently. … More On Time, Now, & Deep Sleep
Non-duality comes from the word advaita, which is a Sanskrit compound. Dvaita, in Sanskrit, means two. The prefix a- in Sanskrit means not. Literally, advaita means not two. … More Welcome!