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  • From Porn to Purna

    Today, the world is massively obsessed with porn. Because of a feeling of lack in one's heart, a feeling of meaninglessness in one's soul, a feeling of neediness and craving in one's mind, and anxiety in one's body, people turn to pornography for a fi...
  • The Real and the Merely Realistic

    The most important opposition to be understood by spiritual aspirants is that between what is realistic and what is Real. The realistic is determined by the culture. It is what conforms to reason, reason that is adapted to social reality, a constructe...
  • The Sat Yoga Philosophy of Sex, Part Three:

    From Desire to Love, From Jouissance to AnandaSat Yoga is a map, a methodology, and a mediation aiming toward the achievement of the Supreme Liberation. It shares the same inner structure as all other classical spiritual paths, but is pared down to it...
  • The Seven Stakes of the Alien

    The value of studying ufology and extraterrestrials is often questioned. Why is it relevant to the spiritual path? This question is even more pointed when asked in the context of Advaita, which asserts that phenomenal “reality” as a whole is unrea...
  • Here Comes the Nothing!

    Today, we live in an unprecedented sort of world—a reality completely inverted from any known in the historic past. Our world has been gutted of sense and consistency. Propriety, responsibility, even meaning itself have become jokes to exchange in t...
  • The Anal Nihilism of the Mystic

    “In the beginning, God took a dump. Thus, the universe emerged into existence.” This myth of excremental being is common, though implicit, in many schools of mysticism. That includes the unconscious anal mysticism of the atheist. The goal of the m...
  • The Sat Yoga Philosophy of Sex, Part Two

    The Sat Yoga Philosophy of Sex, Part Two:Heterosexuality is the Real PerversionSpirituality is the love of God. A spiritual life is a life dedicated to God and to the service of God. When someone who is self-identified as a heterosexual authentically e...
  • What is the Practical Benefit of Sat Yoga?

    What is Sat Yoga and how do I know if I am interested in it?1. The first problem is in describing Sat Yoga. There are some things that can be described; some that cannot be; some that can be described, but only to someone who has had the same kind of e...
  • The Sat Yoga Philosophy of Sex

    So many questions are received regarding the Sat Yoga attitude toward sexuality that a general clarification may be worthwhile. But because this subject is highly charged; it is extremely subtle, extensive, and multidimensional; and the engine of sexu...
  • Schrödinger’s Cat(aclysm)

    In 1935, the physicist Erwin Schrödinger proposed a thought experiment in which a live cat was placed in a sealed box together with a mechanism that could be triggered by a quantum event—the decay of a subatomic particle that had a certain probabil...
  • The Agni and the Ek Stiti

    In Sat Yoga meditation, there is a positive feedback loop between one-pointed attention (ek stiti) on the Absolute Self and the upsurge of the inner fire (Agni) in which the ego is melted into Nothingness.The Yog Agni, the Fire of Yoga, is created in ...
  • Education for Year Zero

    There is a misguided effort to plan for education in the twenty-first century, as if our dying civilization will last another hundred years. This is an example of whistling past the graveyard. It is unlikely that planetary cultural collapse can be put...
  • This is the Mother of All Rites of Passage!

    When we think of creating new rites of passage, we must remember that we are in the midst of the greatest rite of passage of all time, and we are in urgent danger of failing to pass. Failure will mean the end of life, as we know it, on Planet Earth. O...
  • Now It’s Time for Tahrir Squared!

    The historic revolution that had its epicenter in Tahrir Square is an inspiration to all seekers of freedom. The proof that a peaceful revolution is still possible is a great victory not only for Egyptians, but also, on the subtle plane, for the yogic...
  • Further Reflections on Psychotic Knowledge

    (This essay is an effort to respond to comments on the previous essay, “The Ascendancy of Psychotic Knowledge,” and to carry forward the implications of the ideas expressed in that text.)The line that separates sanity from madness has never been c...
  • Aliens, Angels, Apocalypse: An Advaita Perspective

    To understand the true significance of the extraordinary world events that are unfolding around us, we must activate what Sat Yogis call our buddhi, our capacity for multidimensional integrative intelligence. When we do that, we become buddhas. Buddha...
  • The Ascendancy of Psychotic Knowledge

    We have entered a period of epistemological chaos. The true condition of our world, indeed the very nature of our phenomenal reality, including agreement regarding the meaning of knowledge itself, is completely up for grabs. Not only are we witnessing...
  • Shunyamurti’s Spiritual Message for the New Year 2011

    Those who have eyes to see have already long recognized that we are descending ever deeper into the final apocalyptic vortex of Kali Yuga. We recognize that the archetype of apocalypse has been activated, not because it is so written in some sacred te...
  • Sat Yoga’s Seven Principles of Pure Action

    1. All pure action must be motivated by the integration of Love and Wisdom. Wise love is the greatest healing power in the world. Authentic Love derives from realization of the Absolute. Authentic Love is unconditional and unlimited. It includes lo...
  • Ramana Maharshi’s Mahasamadhi UFO

    Sri Ramana left his body with a celestial bang that has yet to be fully explored for its true significance. Here is the way it is usually narrativized (with added italics on the words that are worth reflecting deeper upon):“The French photographer...
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