The only spiritual practice necessary is whatever practice brings our mind to rest. To peace. When that happens, all else falls into place. In a very beautiful way. … More Five characteristics of spiritual awakening (and one that really matters)
There are no moments. Moments are a concept. There is only here, now, and change. All else is concept. All else is thought.
And when that is realized, the next step is this… … More Space and time make room for thought
Ultimately, what do we find? That nothing is really there, it seems. It is, but it isn’t. It’s here, but it’s not. What seems to have substance seems to have no substance at all. … More What do you mean the world is an illusion, not real?
Making Sense of Disparate Teachings The teachings of Yoga seem contradictory to the teachings of non-duality. For those who like to ponder, ask questions, and understand, you’re in for a rough ride if you aim to untangle the two. Here’s the breakdown. The similarity… Yoga is a Sanskrit word that translates as yoke, or union. Advaita is a Sanskrit word that translates as not-two, … More Yoga & Non-duality
What’s true for me may not be truly true. What I mean is there is Truth, and it’s not relative. We may believe whatever we want, yes. We have that freedom and that right, and no one can tell us otherwise. That is true. But that does not mean it’s True. Truth is not just … More Self-Realization or self absorption?
Meditation usually involves focusing one’s attention on an object. Mantra meditation, for example, focuses attention on a word or phrase. In the East this might be the word “Aum,” or one of the many names of God, such as “Rama.” In Orthodox Christianity, attention is placed on the words of the Jesus Prayer (“Lord Jesus … More On Self-Inquiry Meditation
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us. ~ Black Elk This short quote is incredibly powerful. In just a few words, it captures a profound truth that is at once difficult to grasp, yet very simple. If it finds you … More Black Elk and the center of all of us
What’s tricky is to grasp the idea of Awareness as being present in deep, dreamless sleep. And the trick is to simply understand that deep, dreamless sleep is nothing more than Awareness being aware of nothing. … More Where do ‘I’ go when I go to sleep?
Most of us think quite a bit about being awake. We think of work. Of home. Of friends and family. Identity. What others think of us. We think of what we call real life. Reality. Most of us do not think much about dreaming and sleeping. In fact, most of us do not think of … More On Mind & Deep Sleep
It is said that God is love. And in one sense, this may be so. But to say that God is love is to say that love is God. And this is not so. The two are not equal, or the same, or interchangeable. Better to say God is. And also, love is. But what is … More On Love