Bliss Departs

I’ve written before about how life IS bliss, that the very flow of life can be experienced subjectively as profound happiness. What the sages describe as sat chit ananda or absolute bliss consciousness is the …

Facing Emotional Trauma

Most of us had some major challenges to face during childhood. Parents unable to express tenderness, violence, abandonment, discounting, the list goes on and on. But it’s interesting to note how different children in the …

Co-Creation

You may think of “co-creation” as another one of those New Age nonsense ideas, another entitlement trap. And indeed, concepts like that can certainly be degraded into such use. But the basic idea is sound. …

Non-Dual Confusion

There are some pernicious ideas that arise out of non-dual thought, like dualistic denialism. “There is no one here to be angry”, etc. It can be very difficult to discuss anything with someone in that …

On Sanskrit

In another forum, I wrote the following and thought it worth sharing here. It’s edited for context. Sanskrit is a language that represents the sound of nature creating. Shiksha (a book on Sanskrit pronunciation) tells …

Gem Bowls and Denise

I’ve mentioned Denise Hagan here a few times. She’s a remarkable singer of Irish descent who’s settled locally. Not only is her singing profoundly moving but has healing qualities. She calls on angels or what …

Srimad Bhagavatam

Recently, I’ve been slowly reading the Srimad Bhagavatam. I’ve been using the translation by Swami Venkatesananda as I enjoyed his work on the Yog Vasishtha. (and wrote several posts on it) I’ve not enjoyed the …

Lag

Apologies for the long gap in posts. As has happened before, another aspect that inspired the writing fell away. Also as has happened before, simple circumstances kept me otherwise occupied. So both this time. All …