How can a fish become aware that it swims in that which it seeks?
Over 745 years ago, in one of the many poems he created that points to the essence of nonduality (Divân, poem #323), Rumi speaks to the secrets of the breath and, with great artistry, paints a picture that juxtaposes a life led by the sense of identity with one that is led by abiding in the Is-ness.
Awakening unfolds when we heed the call of the universal Love whose seat resides in the compass of the human heart. Through understanding the undifferentiated aspect of Love out of which everything in Existence arises, one gets to awaken, realizing the permanency of reality behind all impermanence and shifting from the superficiality of this life toward the deeper and higher reality that permeates our Being inside out. Our breath becomes the vehicle of awakening.
Consider the supreme spirit as the sea and the bodies as the foam;
come, you who are the pearl of the sea. (Rumi, Divân, poem #3110)
Here, there is no room for two, what is the meaning of I and you
consider these two as one, so long as you are in our assembly. (Rumi, Divân, poem #2965)
What does it mean to be yourself from a nondual perspective?
The latest research into the relationship between the brain's neuronal firing and consciousness.
Is it possible to live a life of activity while holding the perception of unity and fulfillment?
SAND co-founder Zaya Benazzo interviews Turiya Hanover, co-founder of The Path of Love
It is said in Bengal that the Baul tradition originates from a time unknown, beyond what human history can trace
Zaya Benazzo interviews Mark Dyczkowski on the history of Tantra
When the heart awakens to love, it can carry the human being beyond the horizon of the ego.
In this interview with Zaya Benazzo from SAND Italy, Ellen Emmet talks about the relationship between self-enquiry and the exploration of the body through tantra.
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
Reversing history from Galileo's time, it is now the scientists who refuse to look through the telescope.
For decades I was conditioned to believe that to engage a mature spiritual life I needed to “pick one tradition and go deep,”
Recognizing that our bodies and our sexuality are sacred is a good way to begin undoing the split between sex and spirit...
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
From the dualistic thinking of the first half of life into the contemplative mind of the integrated self
I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.
What seems to be your inner reality and what is apparently happening out there in the world is actually one thing.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
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