Heaps of Identification

In a completely unrelated browse, I ran into the Buddhist concept of Skandhas. This is similar to what I was just reviewing around Yogananda’s discussion of the levels of ego identification – physical, astral, causal …

Deeper I-Ness

Another process Yogananda reviewed was the evolution of the ego self. What we might call the concept of self or the level of identification. First thing to note is that he describes our person as …

The Seat of the Soul

Recently, I was reading some of Yogananda‘s commentary on the Bhagavad Gita (the Song of God, a key section of the Mahabharata where Krishna teaches Arjuna about the ways of action, yoga, etc.) In it, …

Samskaras

In Getting It Straight, I spoke of the process of clearing old habits of mind. The eastern perspective on this can add some further clarity. “A thought or physical act once performed does not cease …

Getting it Straight

We carry so many habits of mind… As we move along our spiritual journey, circumstances bring various habits of thinking to the surface to be seen. Some habits are good ones. To be nice. To …

Clearing Clarity

Sometimes, we can be disturbed by surfacing emotions. Or a sense of something being unresolved, incomplete. A shadow is cast over our day. We may even notice physical sensations. This is something we just allow. …