Tag: <span>waking</span>

The Contrast

On the one hand, a well-established enlightenment brings with it an immersion in profound intelligence, love, peace, and happiness. In contrast, we also experience the world’s suffering, our very human limitations, old karma arising (those …

We Are A Community

In the west, our culture has been very focused on individuality. This is a step up from tribal mode but, like being a teenager, should be seen as a transitional step. We live in a …

The Layers of Samadhi

I’ve written several articles before about the layers of samadhi or transcendence described in the Yoga Sutra. These are the settling into the waves, then surface of the ocean of being. When we wake up …

Forgetting

There is a curious experience we have as we grow into new stages of development. We forget what it was like to be in our prior stage. This is very simply because we remember prior …

Further Stages?

This post is more speculative as it’s something newly unfolding that is incomplete and I don’t know of other references yet. As a being, we experience life from here. Our point from which we view …

Sannyasa

Shankara was a well know revivalist who brought Vedanta back to the fore and reestablished a monastic tradition in India. But then the pendulum continued to swing and it came to be understood that withdrawal …

A Natural Pulsation

Recently, I’ve been corresponding with Jerry Freeman, another BATGAP interviewee. He sent me a few of his essays. I’ve quite enjoyed them and asked if I could share this one – There is a natural …

The Flavours

I meet with, retreat with, and correspond with a variety of people who are awake, some very much so. As I mentioned in the Sofia panel discussion, I’ve found people tend to become more unique …

On Knowing

Due to the BATGAP interview and SAND talk, this blog is attracting many new readers. Some are coming in search of concepts that can help them make a better story about enlightenment. This is natural …

The Value of a Story

We might rightfully ask – What is the value of telling an awakening story? It is after all just a story. As I was reminded recently, “Those who know do not say, those who say …

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