From time to time our object-oriented attention spontaneously reverts into a state of directionless suspension and a pure sense of being becomes self-evident, which the mind translates into the thought “I am”. This sense of being is prior to any sensation, perception or thought, as it is the very source of experience. We usually denote it by vague terms, like ‘pure awareness’, ‘eternal now’ or ‘true self’. However, since it is impersonal and formless, our attempts to understand it through concepts is ultimately doomed to fail. When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is, nothing remains but the inconceivable aliveness of the Absolute.
It is the mind that turns now into past, present and future, and there is no way to leave the now.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
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Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
At the core of Layla’s teachings is the process of releasing judgment surrounding sex
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Human life as we’ve known it has ground to a halt, and we’re faced with an unprecedented crisis—and an unprecedented opportunity.
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