Brahman Plus

This article spins out of a discussion in comments on Is Brahman God, an article from November 2014. All experiences and the world arise from consciousness interacting with itself. For a materialist that sees consciousness …

The Home of Knowledge

A lot of what we call knowledge today is information. Information can be very useful data but it describes details rather than reality itself. True knowledge is embedded in the layers of reality, be it …

Nature Begins

I’ve written before about the 7 koshas or sheathes. Each of these are progressively smaller and denser layers. They arise from the dynamics of consciousness and end up as ourselves and the apparent material world. …

The Highest Reality

It’s curious to reflect on Vedanta (end of the Veda) at this juncture. The Brahma Sutra is about Unity into Brahman. The Upanishads, assemblies of key verses from the earlier Vedas, explore Self Realization through …

The Side Effect

There is irony in the modern idea that consciousness is an accidental side effect of brain complexity. Actually, it’s the other way around. The impression we are a body comes from identification with the appearance …

The Soma Plant

Some old texts speak of rituals that “milk” the soma or they describe “flow soma through the filter” to create the nectar of the gods. Much of this is gestures that symbolize the real process …

Shiva’s Inertia

From a Brahman perspective, the world was never created in the first place. And yet here it is, appearing to the senses. As we shift into ParaBrahman and notice the Divine Shaktis, we can gain …

Beyond Experience

While settling into a deep samadhi or transcendence with a silent mind and very still breath could be called “beyond experience”, the dynamics of consciousness are still very much at play. Much more deeply, when …

More on Further Stages

Here and there, I’ve mentioned more to the picture than stages of development in consciousness. That enlightenment is not a goal but the platform for living and further growth. When we understand the basics, we …

The Divine Power Shakti

Describing post-consciousness stages is profoundly abstract. Even this article has been waiting over a month for it to “gel”. There is the hazard of people making odd concepts from this material. But some do find the pointing …