Most Recent Essays of Shunyamurti
The Rise of the Paradoxshram
We are at the cusp between an age that is dying and a new one that is being born. In the increasingly critical fermentation of a rotting economy mulching with a devastated ecology, human mastery has become a joke. The crown of creation has lost its credibility.
There are those who still desperately dive into ditches of denial, while others even more desperately attempt to keep the chaos under control. But those who are honest confess the hopelessness, the impotence, even the impossibility of it all. And yet all the while, revolutionary shifts are occurring under the malfunctioning radar screen. We are witnessing the rise of new social forms and new spiritual capacities.
Written on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 20:35
The Virtue of Constraction
An advanced student of Sat Yoga recently invented a new and subtle concept of great universal relevance, and I feel the need to share this with y’all.
It is the concept of constraction. Many of you may not realize that you are experiencing constraction, because it is often a state that appears as a compaction, rather than being open to introspection. But as the term indicates, it represents a multi-leveled consciousness that seemingly consists, at first glance, only of the elements of constriction and distraction. This produces an emotional reaction of contraction and restriction, leading to constraint and frustration.
Written on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:36
Five Mystical Ecstatic Openings: Dead Mind Treatment
The great and supremely liberated sage Sri Ramana Maharshi taught that “tranquility is not experienced except by inner harmony, and inner harmony will only exist for those who have a dead mind.” He adds: “Those whose minds have dived deep and died in that fullness of pure consciousness and supreme grace will not suffer and lament in the false life of duality that is an imaginary appearance within it.”
Sat Yoga brings about the death of the ego mind through five mystical ecstatic openings. These are the sensuous opening, the emotional opening, the cognitive opening, the intuitive opening, and the transcendental opening.
Written on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 11:13
Spiritual Questions & Answers
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Questioner: One of my biggest obstacles is doubt. How do you resolve doubt and how does it originate?
Written on Monday, 22 September 2014 12:06
The Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life
Shunyamurti: Symbols can help you practically to live your life at the highest level of sensitivity to the Will of God. Recall, for example, that the Cross on which Yeshua (the ego) is crucified is also the Bodhi Tree, meditating under which Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment/Buddhahood. In other words, the cause of your suffering becomes the cause of your liberation.
The Cross is also Holy Rood, the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. This equivalence contains the same message: the ego must die for its sins, but it dies into eternal life and bliss.
Written on Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:55
To Whom Does the Ego Belong?
Questioner: It is not the ego per se. It is the identity in the ego. You say "*your* ego" in the comment; so to whom does the ego belong to?
Written on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:38