Refined Brahman

Writing about Brahman in an intelligible way is a little fraught. It’s so beyond most peoples frame of reference that words can be entirely misleading. How do you describe something that is nothing, that is …

Dr. Vasant Lad film

Dr. Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic doctor and educator who founded the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. He brought Ayurveda to the west. His introductory book I mention on the Books tab above was my …

Kundalini is Not Causal

In articles here I’ve discussed the role of kundalini Shakti in the awakening process. However, it’s important to understand that kundalini does not cause an awakening. An awakening takes place when Self recognizes itself through …

Layers of Observing

When we speak of awakening as the Self waking up to Itself by observing itself in this apparent form, it may be useful to unpack what this is to reduce some confusion. Some experiences can …

What is Ignorance?

Back on the End of Suffering, I quoted the Yoga Sutra on ignorance. 2v5: Ignorance is perceiving the non-eternal as eternal, the impure as pure, suffering as happiness, and the non-Self as the Self. The …

The Second Stage

One of the fascinating things about the dawning age we’re in is that laws of nature are awakening from long dormancy. This means new (in recent times) abilities or gifts are awake and can be …

Fullness or Emptiness

In the literature, you hear descriptions by sages of the emptiness of existence or the fullness of being. These seem contradictory but actually describe the same thing, typically at different stages of depth and clarity. …

Ahimsa – Non-Violence

Ahimsa is one of the 5 Yamas or observances, the first limb of Yoga. It means non-injury or non-violence. Other Yamas include non-theft and truthfulness, so they’re sometimes confused with ethics. For example, I was …