Those who read this site will find a LOT of concepts. Also lots of Sanskrit terms and Vedic references that have a specific meaning that may not be what you’ve seen elsewhere.
The key to understand this site is that these are ways of talking about abstract subjects that there isn’t always good English words for.
You may get the impression that this site is driven by concepts but it’s actually driven by experience which I then try to put into words. I don’t write to help you fill your mental baskets but to support people on the journey with some context and understanding. Hearing things described a different way can sometimes increase clarity and open doors.
You also may get the idea that collecting these concepts is good for your spiritual growth. It is useful to have some understanding and perspective of the journey but we don’t grow spiritually by using the mind. We can’t think our way beyond mind.
You may think I’ve memorized massive troves of obscure texts for decades, collecting catalogs of concepts. Yet a major part of my process has been unloading them.
Before I woke up, I ended up discarding what I thought enlightenment was and how the process works. It hadn’t matched the experience and the whole thing had become more a burden than a help. Only later did I return to some of it and discover what had not been understood before it was experienced. I then further adapted it to match what I was seeing in myself and others.
This happened again with the next major shift when all the experiences and understanding and awakening had to once again be discarded in order for Unity to unfold.
If you explore old posts, you’ll see how I used to explain things and saw the world – it has changed a lot over the years. You’ll also see a lot more on prior stages, like regular posts on the three-fold functioning of the ego.
In my own case, I have a strong intellect. It has been necessary to satisfy it before there was a willingness to surrender. Understanding has been key, but also holding that understanding lightly so it can fall to deeper insights.
It gradually became very clear to me that each stage brings with it its own reality and truth. This is entirely based on the stage of development. Seeking the One Truth is the game of a mind looking for certainty and control. That’s not how you find reality.
Enjoy the feast here but carry it lightly lest it become a burden.