Monthly Archives: September 2012

True Inquiry and the Conscious Process

“When you are infected with the ‘I-am-the-body’ virus, a whole universe springs into being. But when you have had enough of it, you cherish some fanciful ideas about liberation and pursue lines of action totally futile. You concentrate, you meditate, … Continue reading

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Direct Experience

  “You already have all the experience you need . . .you need not gather any more, rather you must go beyond experience. Whatever effort you make, whatever method (sadhana) you follow, will merely generate more experience, but will not … Continue reading

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The Game of Rejection

“God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open.” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan One habitual pattern of reactivity that hobbles most humans in their relationships with each other, and even with the Divine, is the Game of … Continue reading

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The Quest for Experience

“Experience leaves only memories behind and adds to the burden which is heavy enough. You need no more experiences. The past ones are sufficient. And if you feel you need more, look into the hearts of people around you. You … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness

“Nothing can make you happier than you are. All search for happiness is misery and leads to more misery. The only happiness worth the name is the natural happiness of conscious being.” ~Sri Nisargadatta At its root, unhappiness is essentially … Continue reading

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The Game

“All that can be seen is nothing but a dream; And even when we think ourselves awake, We have only wakened in a dream.” ~Ghalib Many within the alternative communities seem to imagine that “awakening” consists of becoming aware of … Continue reading

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Evolution of Consciousness

In any investigation of consciousness, the best place to start is with oneself. This does not necessarily mean that we need to resort to some kind of traditional psychological analysis, or even to the usual efforts of seekers to accumulate … Continue reading

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