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
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?
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