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Rays of the Absolute - Video Slate Rays Of The Absolute - SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ WAS ONE OF THE GREAT sages of modern India. He may be best known for the book of comprehensive dialogues, which was compiled and edited by Maurice Frydman, and published under the name I Am That. While Maharaj was part of a specific lineage he did not propound an ideology or religion. […]
The Source Prior to All Perception The Source Prior To All Perception - EVERYTHING THAT APPEARS REAL, Everything that you have been told, Everything that you have come to believe, Is all the fabrication of your mind.   There is no path. There is no dogma. There is only the absolute, And a universe of appearances Disguising the way home.   There has ever been now, Will ever […]
Robert Powell The Final Barrier Is Our Very Thought - MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT KNOWLEDGE is the key to everything, or almost everything, and that the reason we have not yet succeeded in realizing our Self, or Consciousness, is that we do not have the necessary knowledge. We must continue our efforts to increase our knowledge of body and mind until all ignorance has been […]
Namelessness Namelessness - WHILE LIVING IN FRANCE, I read various spiritual works. Among them was a book by Ludwig Wittgenstien, the great philosophical linguist. Wittgenstien argued that words can be dangerous since they have the ability to create a false reality. Words are, in fact, only symbols that represent actual things and events. Yet, think of the solid […]
Bulleh Shah The Life Of Bulleh Shâh - BULLEH SHÂH IS GENERALLY REGARDED to be one of the greatest Sufi poet/saints from the Punjab area of India. Born in 1680, in Pandoke Village, a few miles from Lahore, his original name was Abdullah Shâh. The child was born with an innate mystical temperament and a poetic soul. As a young boy in school, […]
Still the Mind Image Still the Mind - Meditation Happens What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a […]