Category: Reflections

How to Become Enlightened in 30 Days

How to Become Enlightened in 30 Days If you had dedicated yourself to spiritual practice for many decades and had reached a level of realisation that meant you were only one month away from attaining full enlightenment, then it would definitely be possible to…

Meditation Research: The Top Ten

Meditation Research: The Top Ten Based upon an extensive and comprehensive review of the literature, and based upon findings from our own research, the following is what we consider to be some key findings and/or emerging insights from the scientific study of meditation. 1.When…

Mindlessness and Hallucination

Mindlessness and Hallucination The state of ‘mindlessness’ is generally considered to be the opposite of the state of ‘mindfulness’. Mindlessness, therefore, refers to a lack of present moment awareness whereby the mind is preoccupied with future (i.e., fantasized) conjectures or past (i.e., bygone) occurrences….

A Close Truth

A Close Truth Like the repose that follows, When waking from a nightmare. Like the reprieve of an isolated General, Who recognizes the encroaching soldiers as his own troops Like the relief that arises, when realizing that the snake, Was, all along, just a…

Forgive them Father

Forgive them Father Clicca qui per l’Italiano “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”. These are the words that Jesus Christ is believed to have cried out approximately 2,000 years ago during his crucifixion at Golgotha. We were recently reminded of…

Hearken to the Dharma

Hearken to the Dharma All you great teachers and meditators, Who mistake self-grasping and pride for the two accumulations, In whom true renunciation and devotion never arise, You, pleasure seekers, hearken to the Dharma that keeps death in mind. Proudly claiming to be great…

Simply Being with Nothing to Be

Nowhere to go, nothing to do No reputation to build, none to defend No possessions to amass, none to protect This is fearlessness born of Apranihita Simply here, simply now Simply birth, simply death Simply content, simply aware Simply abiding, simply being No space,…

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air Clicca qui per l’Italiano Are you breathing? Are you alive? Are you being? These may seem like strange questions but read them again and look at what they are asking. Are you truly aware that you are breathing and…

Authentic Spiritual Lineage

Authentic Spiritual Lineage If a person has genuine spiritual realization, they are authorized to transmit the spiritual teachings. All titles, held-lineages, endorsements, acclamations, life accomplishments, life mistakes, and years spent in training are irrelevant. If a person is without genuine spiritual realization, they have…

A Bubble in the Wind

Life is like a bubble carried by the wind. Some bubbles burst sooner, others later. Some burst of their own accord, others by accident. Some are deliberately burst. However, one way or another, all bubbles burst. The difference between the realized spiritual practitioner and…

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