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Time with a Teacher

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Satsang | 0 comments

Time with a Teacher

        Spending time in the company of a good teacher is very important in the practice of yoga. Chapter 6:23 of the Bhagavad Gita states, “yoga must be practiced with faith, with a strong and courageous heart.” In essence, this means that satsang with a Guru/teacher is very important. We must never give up on our sadhana, as we must always study and practice to be better devotees. Buying a few books on spirituality will never really help us; it may provide us with consolation, or temporary relief from our dilemma, but it will not...

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Healing from Denial

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Enlightenment | 0 comments

Healing from Denial

Our society is ill. A good reason for this is because so many people are living in denial. The reason that people are living in denial is because they are afraid of what they are denying. When we accept what we are denying, when we are honest with ourselves, we are freed from the fear of clinging to our illusions. When what we have been denying becomes relevant to us, then we have developed the maturity to appreciate what is true in our lives. It is only when we realize the relevance of what is true that we can transcend our personal...

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The Secret to Success

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Enlightenment | 0 comments

The Secret to Success

To have success you have to be happy.  To be happy you have to understand yourself. Self-knowledge is imperative to success. It is necessary for the Transcendence of fear, and procrastination. We need self knowledge to transcend our dependency on the false perceptions that we use to delude ourselves. We don’t achieve success because what we imagine to be success isn’t really success. It is just our idea of success.  It is not real victory, or success in the ultimate sense. The reason we don’t achieve victory is because we are suffering...

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Being Open to Happiness

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Enlightenment | 0 comments

Being Open to Happiness

The way of enlightenment is the enjoyment of happiness! When we have had enough of our unhappiness, then we will simply be happy. We have to surrender our unhappiness, this is how we embrace happiness.  Openness to happiness is a sign of spiritual maturity and enlightenment. One who enjoys happiness realizes that true enlightenment is not dependent on any momentary aberration. The unhappiness of un-fulfillment is transcended by the genuine enjoyment of real happiness.                                                  ...

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Happiness is our Nature

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Enlightenment | 0 comments

Happiness is our Nature

Happiness is our inherent nature. You don’t have to search to be happy, you only have to stop seeking to be unhappy. When you stop looking to find happiness through temporary objects, then you are happy. Regardless of life’s apparent imperfections, everything is interconnected. Everything that happens, all occurrences, are a gift from God. Happiness is the enjoyment of our native condition, life is truly radiant with the blessing of the...

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Only the Ego can be Offended.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Ego/Suffering | 0 comments

Only the Ego can be Offended.

The ego lives in illusion, and it is our spiritual destiny to understand this ego and it’s illusions. What is required to fully appreciate this Teaching is the understanding of this ego. We have to have the strength to look at the nature of our appearance. We have to have the resilience to look at what is true about ourselves. No body-mind is perfect; the ego has inherent limitations in its mechanical nature. To accept this is to begin to move beyond our denial about non-perfection. You believe that these Teachings don’t apply to you...

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The Transcendence of Selfishness

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Ego/Suffering, Enlightenment | 0 comments

The Transcendence of Selfishness

Selfishness or self-absorption is a form of suffering which leads to dis-function. The transcendence of selfishness makes us capable of functioning. Spirituality involves responsibility, the more awake you are the more strength you have to stand up for what is good and true. Spirituality is about facing your responsibilities, not avoiding them. A spiritual friend or teacher is needed in order to provide us with constructive criticism, so that we can transcend our selfishness and enjoy positive self development. By developing the capacity and...

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Reality Transcends the Mind

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Enlightenment | 0 comments

Reality Transcends the Mind

Scientific facts have revealed, and will continue to reveal, that the reality that we perceive is merely a construct of the mind, and not a genuine representation of the actual state of Reality. We may find more and more sophisticated ways of describing how this reality manifests, but they will only ever be approximations of Reality, not Reality itself. We will never be able to truly perceive, or describe the true nature of Reality because we are always looking at it from outside; we are always observing it from the point of view of being...

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Transcending the Ego

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Ego/Suffering | 0 comments

Transcending the Ego

Once you have grasped the nature of ego your suffering will be obvious.  Examine your actions you will find that everything you do is rooted in suffering. Ego is the selfish motive! It is the driving force behind the entire spectrum of selfishness in our society. In the face of this ego the best thing you can do for yourself is to examine your behavior. That’s what sadhana in its early stages is, it’s a continual process of self observation. In general, self observation doesn’t come to an end once you’ve observed something about...

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Hope is Mediocre

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Ego/Suffering | 0 comments

Hope is Mediocre

As we witness the further degeneration of our society, many of us may be inclined towards hopefulness or wishful thinking. What we should really do with hope is throw it away. Hope is a mediocre gesture, it is an expression of self delusion. Hope is a symptom, a strategy of contraction; it is a way of maintaining the illusion of separateness. The ego dramatizes this illusion of separateness, this false reality, which justifies the need for hope. If you understood the nature of our manifestation here you would have no need for hope, instead you...

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