The Fountain of Now

The experience of the moment is the same in all of us; it is our own psychological colorings that make it appear as something personal, attached to a definite past and a possible future. When we disentangle the moment from the ideas of past and future, when we see it afresh, as if we had … More The Fountain of Now

Samsara is Nirvana

I am not of this world. If I were how could I know the world as world? How could I know worldliness if I were not that upon which worldliness is superimposed? Beliefs bind us, and that keeps us sane. Human finitude can’t handle the divine infinitude. Man must die and rise as Atman in … More Samsara is Nirvana

The Mind Boner

The mind has but one task, to project outwardly what rises within it. Mind throws the bone for us to bring it back. When we bring it back the mind will throw it again, and again, as this is its nature. So far as we look at the mind as our master we will be … More The Mind Boner

The Grace to Embrace

We must remind ourselves, those of us practicing religion as a means of salvation rather than welfare, that the spiritual life, the life of God, is about God and not us. That we complain so often of our imperfections and the subsequent suffering is a misunderstanding of religion. Perhaps we think that spiritual life is … More The Grace to Embrace

Garden of Nirvana II

“The ignorant regard this samsara as real. In reality it does not exist at all. What does exist after this appearance is rejected, is in fact the truth. But it has no name! Like a lion, break away from this cage of ignorance and rise above everything. To abandon the notions of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ … More Garden of Nirvana II

Garden of Nirvana I

“Remain as the pure consciousness. Drink the essence of self-knowledge. Rest free from all doubts in the garden of nirvana or liberation. Why do you, O men, roam this forest of samsara which is devoid of any essence? O deluded people, do not run after this mirage known as hope and desire for happiness in … More Garden of Nirvana I

Peace 

“In the heart of the knower of truth, there is neither desire for pleasure nor desire for liberation. Neither liberation, nor wealth, etc., is of any use to him who is established in the realization that ‘I am not, nor is the world.’” Vasistha’s Yoga

The Holy Gaze

World is a mirage in the gaze of the Onlooker. This world! This world is nothing but the gaze trapped in the maze of its own making. What is is truth dreaming it is man seeking the truth. The seeker must at once free the gaze that is entangled in its own fantasy, the world. … More The Holy Gaze

The Real Fall

Adam and Eve took a bite from the tree…, and hence The Fall. Did they fall out? Fall in? Fall through? Fall short? Or Fallujah? No. They did fall: They fell asleep, dreaming of transgression and expulsion, of life and death, of losing that which cannot be lost. God is tearing his throat to wake … More The Real Fall