The Bailiwick

There are some curious paradoxes that arise as we grow spiritually. For example, knowing we are not the body-mind yet experiencing through it anyway. Or knowing the world was never created in the first place, yet living in it. Or why creation repeats if it’s completed by our experiences of it. Another one came into focus during a conversation the other night. On the one hand, the cycles of time and rising and falling consciousness directly relate to the position of this planet in this solar system in this galaxy. A planet in another solar system in our galaxy will … Continue Reading…

The Value of Practices

I’ve written a few times on the value of a practice. Like this from Rumi. Or a discussion of Grace vs Practice for awakening. Recently, I was reading a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita 8:9 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He wrote: “It can be said that through the practice of meditation supplemented by the activity of good righteous living, the seeker only wipes out that mud of ignorance, the mud of avidya [ignorance] and maya [the world]… The truth, the Reality, the Lord shines all by Itself.” This reinforces the point again. The value of the practice is in preparing … Continue Reading…