Monthly Archives: August 2016

Not This…Not That

  It is not just a matter of what we wake up from…it is also a matter of what we wake up to. Waking up from illusion in the world around us – the political, economic, historical farce – is

Posted in Inner Transmissions, Uncategorized

Milarepa’s Cave of Demons

One evening Milarepa returned to his cave after gathering firewood, only to find it filled with demons. They were cooking his food, reading his books, sleeping in his bed. They had taken over the joint. He knew about nonduality of

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

The Holy War ~ René Daumal

Extracts from The Holy War. Full piece available here ~ http://www.gurdjieff.org/daumal1.htm I am going to write a poem about war. Perhaps it will not be a real poem, but it will be about a real war. What I am going to make won’t

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Dzogchen ~ Extract from James Low Article

”Dzogchen means the great completion or the great perfection. It starts with the experience that from the beginning everything has been perfect just as it is, and so there is nothing to do. * The very doing, by which we

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

Bholenath

Bholenath means the ”Innocent Lord” or ”kind hearted Lord”. We think of all aspects of Divinity as being sophisticated, as being akin to our crafty thinking minds, but the Bholenath archetype is that which is as unaffected as a child.

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

Time in the Puranas

A poetic way of appreciating the vastness of time…. The Shiva Puranas were first written down in 4-6th century, but are said to have been orally transmitted since ancient times. (There are some references in older Upanishads from 5 th

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The Innermost Being of Man ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

”The earth supplies all the things that man’s nature demands except one, and that is his source; and therefore man remains dissatisfied all through life in spite of everything that he may obtain in answer to his desires: pleasure, comfort,

Posted in Sufi Wisdom, Uncategorized
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