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  • Behind the Iron Kirtan

    Kirtan is devotional music in the form of call-and-response. When there is a positive rapport between the solo vocalist and the responsive sangha, great heights of sublime feeling can be reached. But this audible kirtan is only a metaphor for the gold...
  • Agapeic Transference, or the Lost Art of Brahma

    Freudo-Lacanian theory has no place for agapeic transference. There is only the erotic variety, or at best, the philiac transference, which their theory would define as a castrated eroticism, with its real intentions inhibited or repressed. There is n...
  • The World is a Wedding

    The cause of all suffering is the ego mind. The mind of the ego is a complex of language, images, and affects, known to have many levels, both conscious and unconscious, and the deepest suffering consists of unbearable thoughts that have been frozen an...
  • Victory Over the Ordeal of Dying

    A question was asked at a recent gathering that deserves a more elaborated answer than could be offered in that setting. The question was, “What is the meaning of the phrase, ‘washed in the blood of the Lamb’?” Since this refers to a core doct...
  • The Jewel in the Lotus of Apocalypse

    The Jewel in the Lotus of Apocalypse: Mysterium Delirium TremendumMany are under the illusion that our current world crisis is simply a matter of global financial meltdown, worldwide political/military power struggles, and planetary climate change. Bu...
  • What Is To Be Done?

    The above title is a famous one, written by Lenin to guide the forces of the then-coming Communist Revolution in Russia. Now we face another revolutionary situation, far more wide-ranging and multidimensional than the merely political factors that the...
  • Psi Lens, Please…

    Silence is our psi lens. Only in inner silence can the source of consciousness be realized. This ultimate source is the key to understanding reality. Our current form of science lacks this key. We must create a true and complete psience in place of ou...
  • Atonement

    At satsang recently, the question arose of the meaning of Christ’s atonement. His death on the cross is usually interpreted as a form of penal substitution, meaning he died for our sins. In other words, from the Sat Yoga perspective, the prior God-im...
  • Critique of Poor Reason

    The ego uses reason poorly. The ego’s hidden agenda is always to flee from its own true Source. Thus, it employs a poor version of reason to create false ideas and construct defense mechanisms to protect its ignorance of its own real being from ever ...
  • Shunyamurti 2012 New Year's Message

    All blessings! 2012 is here. This is the year of the return of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, the meeting of the terrestrial and the extra-terrestrial, the earthly and the celestial. The culmination of our pilgrimage to God consciousness, to Sel...
  • Ecstasy and the Eschaton

    Language immanentizes the Eschaton. The hyperdimensionality of the Supreme Real is lost in the flattened intellectualized reflection that discourse forces upon our supramental intuition. To say that the Eschaton is upon us is to recognize that the Real...
  • The Guru Function

    Many say the time of the guru is past. This is true, but it is not something to celebrate, because the guru function is necessary—it must be fulfilled for any society to be sustainable. Because the guru function can no longer be fulfilled in the soci...
  • Beyond the Anguish of Impossibility

    It is impossible to communicate the anguish of impossibility, even though—or because—it is the central axis of what we quaintly, if unaquaintedly, refer to as reality. Coming to understand the nature of impossibility is the essence of education. T...
  • Occupy the Heart!

    No doubt it is news to no one that planet Earth is in a period of escalating interlocking crises. We need a response that addresses all the hidden as well as the obvious dimensions of these crises—before they spin out of control into irretrievable ch...
  • The Power of Art

    The artist is a shaman. The artist’s role, especially in the West, has always been to alter the state of consciousness of the viewer, and to force the big Other, the capital “O” Other, the collective superego, to face its own shadow—as well as...
  • Beyond the Singularity: This is the End of What World?

    There comes a point in the journey of the unfoldment of consciousness when every narrative appears ridiculous. This includes so-called scientific, philosophic, and psychoanalytic discourses. It includes, therefore, even this sort of discourse about th...
  • How to Profit From the End of the World

    Calling all capitalists! It is time to invest in your future—while you still have one! Capital means head, so capitalists are (or should be) those who use their heads, who employ the creative capacities of their minds to solve problems. We have inde...
  • The In-Mates of Egontanamo

    The ego is a prison camp. No one is ever released. There is only one way out: through the death of the ego. But the ego is fragmented. It is made up of many egons, ego particles, each with its own drive, its own jouissance, its own paranoid patterns o...
  • Gunas and Roses

    In the psychology of yoga, ego-consciousness is always in one of three states (or qualities), called gunas: sattva guna, rajas guna, or tamas guna. The three gunas can be compared to the parts of a rose. Tamas would be the thorns. The ego's defense me...
  • Experience, Imperience, and Sumerience

    Spiritual development can be thought of as the double passage from one mode of perceiving reality to a second and then a third, specifically from the mode of experience to that of imperience, and finally to that of sumerience.In the experiential mode,...
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