From The Essence of Spiritual Life
By Swami Rama
Reprinted with permission of the…
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You wake up in the middle of the night from sensing rapid movements within the room. As you recover wakefulness in your physical form you realize there are two shadow beings in the room with you.
what would you do?…Continue
I grew up in a Christian household. This ideology I eventually rebelled against. The rebellion was not in a physical form, but more along the lines of "okay, what else is there". This is when I started reading about eastern philosophy and other religions. Now years later, I have realized that one of the central tenets of Christianity or protestant religion in general that I disagree with which drove me to seek out other spiritual models is the concept of "meekness". I will choose this word…Continue
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The Full, Infinite, Whole, Complete
Om shanti, shanti, shanti
That is infinite, this is…
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“ॐ गुरुजी, सत नमः आदेश। गुरुजी को आदेश। ॐकारे शिव-रुपी, मध्याह्ने हंस-रुपी, सन्ध्यायां साधु-रुपी। हंस, परमहंस दो अक्षर। गुरु तो गोरक्ष, काया तो गायत्री। ॐ ब्रह्म, सोऽहं शक्ति, शून्य माता, अवगत पिता, विहंगम जात, अभय पन्थ, सूक्ष्म-वेद, असंख्य शाखा, अनन्त प्रवर, निरञ्जन गोत्र, त्रिकुटी क्षेत्र, जुगति जोग, जल-स्वरुप रुद्र-वर्ण। सर्व-देव ध्यायते। आए श्री शम्भु-जति गुरु गोरखनाथ। ॐ सोऽहं तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे शिव गोरक्षाय धीमहि तन्नो गोरक्षः…Continue
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Deafening silence surrounds Me.
The only light I see is the Crescent Moon at night tearing through the murky darkness of the Abyss, Stars like falling Angels that reflect off the sea.
Morning I run with Pan through the mountains chasing goats & honey bees.I am the Iliad, I am the Odyssey,
Exhort, the shores, and ring, the bells!
As I, sing a mournful thread,
and Walk through hell where no god fears to…
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We talk about the warrior spirit, but seldom define it. A warrior is someone who faces conflict. Spirit is something other than physical. Psychology is the study of humanity, the thinking, and feeling aspect of the ego identity. It is our mind and our heart. A warrior's body maybe the weapon, but how that weapon is used depends on the heart and mind of the warrior, their spirit.
Warriors move towards a quick and strategic conclusion to conflict, not away from it. A…Continue
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30 traits of an Empath
1. Knowing: Empaths just know stuff, without being told. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing. The more attuned they are the stronger this gift becomes.
2. Being in public places can be overwhelming: Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums where there are lots of people around can fill the empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are…Continue
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The levels of Immediatist organization:
1) The gathering. Could be anything from a party to a riot. Can be planned or unplanned but depends on spontaneity to "really happen". Examples: anarchist gathering, neo-pagan celebration, Rave, brief urban riot or spontaneous demo. Of course the best gatherings become TAZ's (Temporary Autonomous Zone) such as some of the Be-Ins of the 60's, the early Rainbow tribe gatherings, or the Stonewall Riot.
2) The horizontal potlatch. A…Continue
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There’s an electricity in the moon. A pulse, a magic, an energy. A bewitching entrancement unlike that of the sun.
The moon is for things unseen, things done in the shadows and beneath the fog. Under bridges and beneath bed sheets — it’s for wild hearts and unconcerned minds. It’s where plans are made in dark alleyways and secrets revealed under the soft haze of light coming through the cracks of closed shutters.
It’s when fugitives escape and kids run away. It’s when girls…Continue
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All spiritual traditions have used Darkness techniques in the pursuit of enlightenment. In Europe, the dark room often appeared in underground form as a network of tunnels, in Egypt as the Pyramids, in Rome as the catacombs, and by the Essenes, near the Dead Sea in Israel, as caves. In the Taoist tradition caves have been used throughout the ages for higher level practices. In the Tao, the cave, the Immortal Mountain, the Wu San, represents the Perfect Inner Alchemy Chamber. Meditating and…Continue
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I'm old enough to be a mentor as well as be mentored. Active beginner's mind, yet I am no longer a sheer beginner. Students of Alchemy at all levels pass through this site's portals, but Taoist inner alchemy is the closest I come to bearing knowledge to offer. Instead, over these years with EO Theater I've been schooled about a specific alchemical study related to mine but with much differing tools and applications. We mentor each other. Mentors come and go throughout our lives.
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Into a very dark realm have i just been, and seen things there that cannot be unseen, i have mingled, lingered, laughed and shared jokes, with the worst of people, societies hatred provokes.
In this realm inhibitions take flight, a hidden place where there is no wrong, and no right, where freedom of expression, and of speech there entice, but those indulgences came, at a terrible price.
To the darkest reaches have i been and returned, only to find that my soul had been…
Involuntary jerkiness or shaking in the body
Intense feelings of pleasure or bliss
Feelings of cold in the body
Intense heat in the spine, or a particular chakra, as if molten metal were flowing in the spine
Striking flows of energy, like electricity or internal lightning bolts
Feelings like snakes or ants crawling on the body, particularly along the spine, or between the feet and head
Hand gestures, locks, postures, or breathing practices may come spontaneously…
The Universal Prayer
I acquired a cat this year. Mousie is her given name from the previous owner. She had 3 kittens this year. One in May, a boy that another neighbor has named Charlie. And two girls that Mousie and I raised and they are happy as far as I know in their forever homes.
Now, I have never been a cat person, but Mousie, who I call Little Girl most of the time…actually I don’t usually call her a name. We communicate with touch, looks, and mentally/energy wise. I just need to write some…Continue
Sivananda Daily Readings
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