There are nominally two aspects to reality…

There are nominally two aspects to reality. The silent awareness and the changing relative content. In dualistic life, all that is recognised is the changing aspect of reality. But at some point the mind discovers and identifies itself as the source and ground of silent awareness, and the egoic, dualistic identity is transcended. When this… Continue reading There are nominally two aspects to reality…

Nothing lasts for ever…

Nothing lasts for ever, but many things persist for a long time. So if your answer to unwanted experiences is to wait them out, then you could be enduring something for a long time, and that holding-out itself becomes a source of suffering. You must find the acceptance of each moment, every moment in itself.

Buddhism has this notion of Dharma Gates…

Buddhism has this notion of Dharma Gates. It means that there are ways of entering into this primordial state of freedom and joy. And what's important is that these gates are plentiful, diverse and always present and available in every moment. In other words, paradise is right here and now if only you'd 'enter into… Continue reading Buddhism has this notion of Dharma Gates…

A conversation with Maggie Gilewicz…

I recently sat down for a cup of virtual coffee with the delightful Maggie Gilewicz, PhD for her ORDINARY PEOPLE, ORDINARY AWAKENINGS podcast. We talked for a couple of hours about my (long) spiritual journey, both before and after awakening, and discussed some of the misconceptions and challenges facing the spiritual seeker and awakened being… Continue reading A conversation with Maggie Gilewicz…