Day: <span>May 3, 2016</span>

On Appearances

The world is an appearance, Maya. Some would say it’s an illusion. Or it’s the divine play, Lila. Or it never happened in the first place. Or it’s the flow of divine nectar. These are …

On Samadhi

Samadhi is a Sanskrit term from the Vedic tradition that describes pure consciousness or pure being. Turiya (the fourth) or transcendental consciousness are other terms used. Samadhi comes from the roots: sama = evenness and …

The Value of Practices

I’ve written a few times on the value of a practice. Like this from Rumi. Or a discussion of Grace vs Practice for awakening. Recently, I was reading a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita 8:9 …

Death of a Yogi

Recently I was reading a commentary on Chapter 8 of the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God). The chapter is called The Yoga of the Imperishable Absolute. One topic was the nature of death for a …

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