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OBSTACLES ON THE PATH

  People misunderstand Nirvana or Enlightenment. When you pass through a garden, you will see beautiful flowers, but you have not yet reached the end; you still got to reach the end of the path to be enlightened. All these various visions, sounds and things you hear, the...

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FINDING EXISTENCE

  The ultimate purpose of life is not only to exist but to find existence. Naturally, existence has many levels. That which we are calling existence in our personal, relative plane is not true existence. We exist partially; only a very small part of the real existence is...

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WHAT MAKES YOU CHOOSE?

  There are various levels of the mind, and only the lower mind thinks it makes a choice. One thought in the mind wants to go to New York, and another thought says, “I want to go to San Francisco.” The lower phases of the mind would debate...

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FROM SILENCE TO SILENCE

  In the scriptures, it is said: “From silence we come and to silence we return.” We come from silence and end up in silence. Has it been a journey, or have we not travelled at all? That remains the question. If it has been a journey coming...

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAYA

  Shankara says that the whole world is an illusion, and nothing is real; it is a dream. That is from the Advaita philosophy, Advaitism. In other words, monism regards everything as just an unreality, and only Divinity is the true reality. That is very well and very,...

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HOW TO FIND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

  TEACHING IN SILENCE To those that are regular meditators, the day will come in your lives that there will be no more questions left to ask. Buddha’s greatest teachings were given in total silence, where he would sit with his chelas around him and because they were...

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GURU/CHELA RELATIONSHIP

  The primary purpose or the primary essence of a guru/chela relationship is based on love. What happens when a chela comes to the guru? The guru is not always obliged to accept the chela. In the ancient Aryan Vedic system, which existed thousands of years ago, there...

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HOW TO LIVE IN THE CENTRE

  UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS “I am the way. I am the life. I am the truth.” Which “I” did Jesus speak about? Jesus never said that as Jesus the body, but he said that as Christ, for there is a difference between Jesus the embodied little being and Christ,...

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EXPERIENCE INFINITY

  The finite mind could never understand the infinite because the finite mind, being a manifestation of the infinitude or of eternity, being a manifestation or a reflection, could never maintain its eternal value. The finite mind has no permanency at all because it is forever changing. That...