Tag: <span>sattva</span>

The Primary Contractions

Over the years on the blog I’ve talked about the primary centres for release: what Adyashanti called Head, Heart, & Gut. They’re often the primary identifications of the individual ego, what I’ve also called the …

What Is

Initially, most adults are in that place of “what I want.” New Age approaches may amplify that, such as goal-setting our desires. Alas, so often we’ve learned to resist what we don’t want and grasp …

In the Big Picture

If we see our lives as small and insignificant, we may be excused for spending it on escape. If we see our efforts at spiritual progress as temporary and with limited benefit, we can be …

Gathering the Means

On the recent Action and Support post, I talked about Natures Support. Rick Archer reminded me of an old Vedic saying: the means gather around sattva. Let’s discuss. The means here is the ability to …

Remaining Shadows

I found a quote near the end of Kavitha Chinnaiyan‘s book Shakti Rising à propos, considering the discussion over on The Challenges of Teaching. This closely relates to the development of Sattva. “If we have …

About the Gunas

I’ve written or commented on the gunas in a variety of articles. This includes The Gunas and Emotions, Karma and the Gunas, and The Gunas in Awakening. I talk about them regularly because they play …

Energy and Matter

Einstein’s famous equation E=mc2 was a revolution in its day. Even today we don’t really understand it. Most people still have a strong materialist world-view, putting their faith in what they can see and touch. …

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 …

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