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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 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 […]


“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 […]


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, […]

(3/3) NATURAL WELL-BEING: A Constant Resting, Wholly Here.

There is a certain ease and all-embracing acceptance in natural well-being. This does not mean a kind of constant comfort – although we may find refuge and solace in dwelling in awareness. Awareness is like a still pond over which the various breezes and storm winds of the body/mind pass from time to time. They […]

(2) NATURAL WELL-BEING: Mindless Living in Self-to-Self Relationship

> Our nature is like a clear blue sky; our minds conceptual descriptions – when believed – create the clouds which would otherwise float by. Of course, this does not mean that there should not be clouds – they happen – but that the ego/ mind (which is nothing but beliefs) does what it does […]


IN APPARENT CHAOS, IT’S KEY TO STILL THE MIND WITH COMPASSION. THEN ACT FROM LOVE. Compassion means “to suffer with”, to empathize with all suffering – individually and collectively- and to radiate love and understanding: “Compassion is a quality desperately needed in the world today. If there could be more compassion in people’s hearts and […]

(1/3) NATURAL WELL-BEING: a curious, mildly joyful, watching.

It’s our nature to be happy! As the name suggests, well-being is natural – that is, it’s a normal condition (if not an average one for most of humanity) and not just in the domain of some sages and saints. Our shared nature is one of balance and harmony, where suffering is not imagined or […]