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Local and Cosmic

For most, there is a big difference between what we’re experiencing and what consciousness is experiencing through us. When we’re identified with the mind and person, our vantage point is through that lens. Even though …

Update

One myth of awakening is that it roasts all our karma. It does roast much of our backlog, but the sprouted seeds that are unfolding continue to unfold during this life. We continue to work …

The Source

Recently, I was rereading All Love Flows to the Self, a book of stories from the Upanishads. I’ve mentioned this quote from the Taittiriya Upanishad (3.6.1) before: Out of bliss these beings are born, In …

Where’s the Bliss?

Seems this is the topic of the month as I’ve come back to it again. Terms like sat chit ananda and nirvana refer to an established awakening. Both reference bliss, so bliss is clearly an …

Moving to Acceptance

The nature of the world is change. Circumstances will change, people will leave or die, and things we value will fall apart or be lost. Even someone enjoying lots of good karma is going to …

Come Together

The process of enlightenment is all about uniting. In Self Realization, the jiva recognizes itself as Atman, the point value recognizes its universality. The Self wakes up to itself through this form. In the Unity …

Seeds of Karma

Karma means action. It comes in kinetic or active form and in potential form as seeds. Nature acts and completes. Some actions take place instantly and some unfold over large time frames. Having apparent free …

The True Light

There is a light which shines beyond the world, beyond everything, beyond all, beyond the highest heaven. This is the light which shines within your heart. – Chhaandogya Upanishad 3.13.7 Translation from All Love Flows …

The Dark Side

We all have a spectrum of clarity. There are those areas in the light (conscious), those in the shadows (sub-conscious), and those in the dark (unconscious). There is also a spectrum within each. For example, …

Basics

In the first few years of life, we’re like sponges, soaking up experiences and learning how to perceive the world and move around in it. We experience mostly in the physical, then emotional bodies. Before …

Mother is at Home

As consciousness becomes more self-aware within, we gain a sense of unchanging reality, an inner rock or point of stability. If we’re prone to be fearful or insecure, this is a great balm. “Weapons cannot …

Where’s the Happiness?

Recently watching an interview show, I noted how disconnected the host was from his feelings. By this, I don’t mean an unattached witness but they were so repressed they’d made emotions “other”, not part of …

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