Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:15

Transpersonal, Transpsyche?

Questioner: Psychology is concerned with human behavior. Transpersonal psychologists are simply concerned with the behavior of the mystics in the world; they inquire into how the human's behavior is animated by nondual consciousness. Transpersonal does not mean transpsyche. Am I off with this?

Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:03

Three Questions About Existence

Questioner: Greetings friend. I have watched a couple of your videos and am intriged. Would you be so generous to answer one or all of the following questions: 1) Does our consciousness or true self return from whence we originated when the physical body dies? 2) Where do we come from? 3) Why are we here? If your answer is I don't know, that's fair and would be appreciated as well. Finally, you look like the kind of guy who would really enjoy a "snuggie". You should get one. Peace to you friend.
Saturday, 04 June 2011 18:14

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, consciousness is divided into subject and object, on the one hand, and identified as an objectified subject, on the other. Awareness is funneled through the imaginary and symbolic grid of meaning, and the value differentiations of the ego distort perception through the curvature of perceptual space produced by the unconsciously determined egocentric selectivity of data and reactivity impulses that organize the dimensional projection of the primordial energy of Being into structured world-appearance and egoic physical identification plus ongoing repetitive mentalization, plus the absent heart of the Ground of Being, creating a sense of lack and a nostalgic desire for an impossible fulfillment. This can be mythologized as a religious feeling, or converted into an aesthetic, ethical, or scientific discourse, or de-sublimated into an addictive craving for an existent object.
Published in Essays
Sunday, 17 April 2011 18:45

Loving is the Key to Thinking

Loving is the key to thinking

Heart closed, thoughts sinking

Shutter closed, ideas like distant stars- barely blinking

I feel the difficulty

The difficulty in true and deep thinking

Published in Creative Writing
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 22:10

Surrendering to God

Questioner: Hello master, I have an important question I would very much like an answer to.

The question is: When you talk about "surrendering to god", to put it short, how do you go about doing that?

I've heard many teachers say the exact same thing... just surrender... stop... rest...
But how do I surrender? How? I am most certain you don't mean physically rest...
I understand what you said... letting go of all the frames of reference created by language - by our conceptualisation of what is real - which turns out not to be real.
But how do I let go of the these frames of reference?
You also mention that we practice this with meditation. If I study meditation long enough, do I "attain" enlightenment?

Much love to you.
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