Suffering near a sage

So that is how life goes on in unawareness. This body goes on in unawareness, the mind is incapable of perceiving or conceiving the various functionings of ourselves within ourselves and of the universe around us. Because they are subtler laws of nature that is forever there and doing its work. But the mind, the […]

Name and Form with respect of isness

  Now, we come to an important question. How real is the mind? The mind is totally formless. Mind has no form, no shape, no size. It is universal and immeasurable, and yet because of the lack of awareness, you create form within the mind which is formless. You create a name which is nameless. […]

Isness and Actuality

   So meditation and action are totally allied to each other. There is no separation. Why do you want to meditate is to find that oneness within yourself where the mind, body and spirit can become integrated. Fine. That is good, that must be done; but it must also find its expression in your daily […]

Discrimination (Viveka)

The power of discrimination, (viveka, as they call it in Sanskrit), is for one purpose: to be able to discriminate between the changing and the unchanging, to discriminate between the relative and the Absolute. The Absolute is our real essence, it is changeless. All change is but a manifestation of the changeless. When you combine […]

Non dualism V

Why deny yourself of that beautiful joy of this so‑ called existence when you can have fun. What’s wrong with fun. Enjoy it. But be honest and sincere, that’s important.

Controlling the mind

The more you exercise effort in controlling the mind, or controlling thought, the more will thoughts come. Thoughts are like monkeys in a tree. If you want to quiet the monkeys, it does not help to shake the tree; they will jump even more. If the thoughts are left to themselves, they will settle down […]

“I think”

People say they think. They only think that they think. They do not really think. The slightest bit of experience in the present triggers off a memory in the past through the law of association. Many people say, “I think,” but they do not think thoughts in their purity. Thoughts are always mixed with some […]

Deciding what to accept and what to reject

It is your free will, your choice, to decide what to accept and what to reject. Acquire knowledge by all means, but sift it; throw away that which is not necessary. Take the essence. The more sensitive you become in the perception of good things, the more will you be able to perceive the bad […]