Our consciousness, our attention and our energy are normally centered upon the outside world. It is our attachment to the material world that keeps the soul confined to our body and hides God.
There are seven things to do when life is not unfolding in a positive direction. Complaining, worrying or distracting are not included.
Everything is God who has assumed all forms and names. He has become man and woman and everything in the universe. This universe is a place for us to roam in with love. It was never intended to be a source of attachment, aversion, dissention or anxiety.
Spiritual practices are our commitment to our realization. What we are realizing? We speak of renunciation and detachment as giving up attachment and aversion, but ultimately we are not giving up anything.
The basis of suffering is false identification. We firmly believe we are our body, thoughts and feelings. This is what we see and experience so we trust this to be the whole truth.
Is my awareness in this space or this this space in my awareness? We make the universe manifest within ourselves in the sky of the one consciousness.
In the story of the priest and the prostitute, the prostitute would look upon the priest and think, “What a holy and good being. How great is he. What a blessing is he.”
Our most important possession is a good mind. We don’t need to get God. He is already within us. He is our supreme consciousness and the witness of our mind.
How can we, who are supreme consciousness, suffer? How did we become transmigratory souls, covered with impurities?
Loneliness arises when we feel imbalanced and incomplete. The imbalance and incompleteness stem from being identified with our body and mind while the realization of our Self as pure consciousness
The main issues facing people today revolve around our physical and mental health, money and problems with other people. We are firmly convinced that when we get what we need and our problems are resolved, we will acquire happiness. We have been conditioned that if we get our health, our money, our way, when we have more progress, acquire more things and find pleasure, we will somehow get our happiness.
A human birth is sublime. This is not because we can procreate, work hard and make money, eat and sleep. Animals can procreate, work, eat and sleep. But an animal
The Mind When consciousness is directed outward, it takes on the forms of outer objects in order to function in the world. Pure consciousness becomes mind by contracting in accordance
Desire is a like a shadow because we imagine a happiness that never arrives. We wish for, we long for, we covet, we crave a satisfaction that still illudes us
Consciousness becomes mind by contracting according to the objects it perceives. This makes us perceive differences and, by doing so, conceals the all-pervasiveness of Consciousness from Itself, creating illusion. The