Month: <span>January 2021</span>

The Role of The Intellect

I’ve been working on a translation of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Ran into a point I thought worth expanding on. First, let’s review Samkhya. This is a dualistic philosophy from the Vedas that enumerates …

Update on Books

Last spring, I repurposed the outline of another book into a doctoral dissertation. Essentially, the topic of my SAND18 talk, how the world comes to be. I then took a break from all that long-form …

Forms of Food

Recently I saw notes on a conversation with Brahmachari Satyanand, a student of the Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math who worked with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for many years. This was notes from a personal conversation, so …

Whom Do You Serve?

So many people have lost their sense of wholeness and connection to our deeper nature. The result, they serve their ego. The ego is a function to differentiate what is self and what is other. …

Ocean and Drop

“Outside is the joy of the drop. Inside is the joy of the ocean.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Outside, we enjoy the world. Inside, we transcend into wholeness. This is the secret to spiritual progress. …

Potency

I’ve written before about the dynamics of consciousness and of healing. The key with healing is to make conscious our contractions and just experience them. Then the unresolved and resisted experiences complete. Our ability to …

Intuition

What is intuition? How does it compare to gut feelings or instinct? I read an article recently (not online) distinguishing different ways we get information. To summarize, with my commentary added: 1) Instinct: an innate …

Renounce

  Renounce, renounce the world of appearance. Then renounce renunciation as well. But, whether you renounce or do not renounce, enjoy the nectar of your natural state. – Avadhuta Gita 2.46         …

Adi-Worlds

I’ve spoken before about three-worlds models like physical, mental, and spiritual. Or the Gayatri version. (I favour a 7 worlds model, the koshas.) I’ve also talked about the 3 aspects of consciousness model: seer, seeing, …

Update

The performance has been deteriorating with my web host so I plan to migrate the site to another host this week. Hopefully, there will be no downtime but… Happy New Year! Davidya

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