Astral vs Divine

Most people are oblivious to anything but the physical because of the unresolved charges in their emotional and mental arenas. This baggage creates both static noise and aversion. This is what Eckhart Tolle called the …

The Value of Activity

In the Indian philosophy known as Samkhya, they observe that not only do we have 5 senses but we also have 5 “organs of action”. We are not just sensing beings of consciousness but have …

Food and Addiction

I’ve occasionally explored subjects like craving and food here. Several articles have come up recently on the topic I thought interesting. Firstly, in North America, research lead to an anti-fat movement in the 1960’s. We …

Diet and Liberation

Over on Takuin’s blog, he summarizes the results of a months fast. In the discussion, the question of diet and liberation came up. Many people consider a “pure” lifestyle to be necessary for liberation, with …

Sex and Spirituality

In a discussion on the Self Realization post, one commenter raised the question of celibacy and the spiritual path, suggesting abstinence and many years of continual celibacy were necessary for enlightenment. Until recent times, there …

Fatigue

Making progress on our spiritual journey involves many factors, often out of our control. Indeed, even the idea that we have control is a barrier. (laughs) Please note that there is nothing wrong. There is …

How to Listen

Recently, the art of correct listening has come up several times here and elsewhere. As Nirmala observed, a spiritual teachers job is to point the student at what is already present. The student’s job on …