The Sevenness

I have spoken before about the mechanics of becoming. How the 1 unfolds into the 3, then into the 7. We see this in all sorts of aspects of experience and existence. Chakras, primary states …

Exploring Cognition

In a discussion forum with several experienced and awake people, we explored the nature of cognition. This is what I derived from the results. Cognitions are a specific form of experience characterized by a sense …

Understanding the Vedas

In another discussion, I was invited to contribute to an on-line article on Sama Veda. I thought you might find the overview useful. I would not begin to consider myself an expert on Sama Veda. …

Absolute Truth

I’ve noticed that some spiritual people have very rigid ideas on what “Truth” is and how fixed it is. This takes many forms – the highest teachings, the correct path, the idea that truth is …

Fullness of Emptiness

In a number of posts here, I use the term Fullness. I say things like “Everything is either fullness or resistance to fullness.” But what of emptiness?  Teachers like Adyashanti describe reality as an emptiness, …

No Control

In the post Desire and Control, I spoke of the idea that we have to let go of our drive to hold and resist, let go of control. Does no control mean out of control? …

True Objectivity

Over on God is Not Dead in comments, Eric observed that “… it occurred to me that there was no such thing as objectivity as it relates to any branch of knowledge. We are subjective …

Is God Real?

Or another question, do you believe in God? At some point, everyone deals with these questions, either through consideration or acceptance of some teaching. Many people have primitive ideas of God they picked up when …

Deep Memory

Memory is an interesting bird that is quite different from other forms of thought. In What is True? I outline ways that thoughts arise. But memories are different, they are pre-structured. They arise whole, like …