Tag: <span>Yoga</span>

The Role of The Intellect

I’ve been working on a translation of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Ran into a point I thought worth expanding on. First, let’s review Samkhya. This is a dualistic philosophy from the Vedas that enumerates …

Update on Books

Last spring, I repurposed the outline of another book into a doctoral dissertation. Essentially, the topic of my SAND18 talk, how the world comes to be. I then took a break from all that long-form …

Whom Do You Serve?

So many people have lost their sense of wholeness and connection to our deeper nature. The result, they serve their ego. The ego is a function to differentiate what is self and what is other. …

Yoga and Meditation

I’ve described how important transcending was for awakening here. But let’s explore a bigger context. The Yoga Sutra describes 8 “limbs” or approaches to gain Yoga or union and discover our true nature. The first …

Inherent Intelligence

When we talk about origins, it’s important to recognize the intelligence embedded in the process of all experience and expression. Pure Divinity seeps into everything. For example, in the origins of consciousness, when liveliness stirs …

Unity vs Duality

Early on, silence and expression can seem opposed. For example, in a meditation practice, we may seek Yoga. Yoga Sutra 1 v2-3: Yoga is the complete settling of the activity of the mind. Then the …

True Samyama

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a short but potent text that describes Yoga or union. It also contains dozens of formulas to get specific results, like knowing past lives, getting great strength, or flying …

The Four Dispositions

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati was a man who spent much of his life in seclusion. He left home at age 9 to find a guru and spent much of his life in remote forests of India. …

Styles of Enlightenment

As readers of this blog know, I explore various ways of looking at how enlightenment or spiritual awakening is lived. Here, I don’t mean how the changes are experienced but rather the styles of embodying …

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