Karma Mimamsa

Traditional Indian philosophy has 6 branches or approaches, known as the upangas or darshanas. Often they’re seen as competing philosophical systems when if fact they largely each describe the reality of a different stage of …

The Irony of Seeking

At some point on our life journey we tend to become seekers. The desire for more, experiences, exposure to some teaching; something triggers a shift. We transition from a life focused on our individuality to …

Giving and Receiving

The image of open hands is a common Christian icon. It’s an interesting symbol because cupped hands can illustrate an asking or even begging. They can also symbolize open offering, a giving. In Eastern symbology, an …

Experiencing Brahman

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spoke of how dynamism is afraid of silence and silence is afraid of dynamism. The first we may experience in the approach to awakening when the lively mind is afraid of the …

Two Processes of Divinity

To embody Divinity post-Brahman, there may seem to be two distinct processes. This is akin to the 2 processes of development in consciousness – Atman and Sattva. One aspect is becoming where we recognize we …

Seeking Balance

Throughout the spiritual process, we find layers and layers of conflict between opposing impulses. The desire to fall within and stay vs the call to come out into the world and act Silent presence vs …

The Divine

When we come to the divine for the first time, it’s often through form. This can be a very profound experience. It may trigger major heart opening, insight, devotion, and/or deep humility. Yet it may …