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LIVING HERE: Hell’s In Our Head

Hell seems real wherever we live, long as we live in our head, in our beliefs about what’s real. …Talking about knowing reality, here’s a Walt Whitman, Song Of Myself, excerpt, apparently about the occasion of his ‘waking’ up: Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of […]

TEA WITH J.KRISHNAMURTI: Belief is the Denial of Truth

“Stillness comes only when you understand the whole process of thought, because to understand the process is to end it and the ending of the process of thought is the beginning of silence.” Question: Belief in God has been a powerful incentive to better living. Why do you deny God? Why do you not try […]

NEELAM: The Role of the Nervous System in Awakening & Freedom

The more we have capacity to Be Here with what is, we find that which is really powerful, really amazing. This really creates a deep way to embody and deeply know how to be here, no matter what arises. It also creates that spaciousness that can be with anything, anywhere. It doesn’t really matter what […]

RESONATE KNOWING: Real Natural Happiness

In our search for real happiness, it seems we all travel in diminishing circles to eventually return to where we started…here. Those years and years of mining for diamonds, of trading in synthetic silks, have taught us their lesson of great price. We know, deep within, not only that all that sparkles is not gold, […]

NEELAM: Obstacles to Practice

When I speak about Practice I am not speaking about a practice of Becoming – like becoming Presence -because Presence is our True Nature, we are already It and it is already Here! So when I speak about Practice I speak about training of our attention and about growing of the capacity of our nervous […]

“THE TRUTH IS NEVER PERSONAL.” Jean Klein

The shadow of a personal self invites us to turn around, to look at the looker, to see that the seer – that which is actually seeing – is not a personal self, but spirit, itself. “When the deluded in a mirror look, they see a face, not a reflection.” Manjusri, The Kings Dohas Indeed, […]

NEELAM: Conditioning and Tenderness

“The reason why I want to talk about tenderness and conditioning together is that they really go hand in hand – they are not separate. In that real openness of the Present – when you are really at rest – tenderness naturally is. Tenderness is not something that is acquired. It is the natural movement […]

A WORTHY LOVE.

“Find your match In a worthy love” The poet Chandidas, quoted above, expressed what the likes of Rembrandt, Rilke and Rumi and legions of our luminaries have said about this love we all share and actually, already know. It’s purely the same love wherever and however we delicately attempt its description. It is the same […]

A Story Of Spirit: WILLIAM BLAKE’S SONG

The beginning of wisdom is to see our own suffering. That wise, richly impoverished poet, painter and print maker William Blake once said: “I give you the end of a golden string, only wind it into a ball”. Though unknown in his lifetime, that ‘ball’ of insight into truth he spoke of in the 1700’s […]

A STORY OF SPIRIT: Nisargadatta Maharj

The famous Victorian playwright George Bernard Shaw, grew tired of answering the same questions at frequent public functions – even as he enjoyed his celebrity. So apparently he penned a single sheet of ‘Answers To Typical Questions’ which he printed and carried with him and handed out to the pressing multitudes who enquired about him, […]