Natural & Unnatural Emotions

Grief is a natural emotion. It’s that part of you which allows you to say goodbye when you don’t want to say goodbye; to express—push out, propel—the sadness within you at the experience of any kind of loss. It could be the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a contact lens. When… Continue reading Natural & Unnatural Emotions

Understanding Suffering

Ashin Tejaniya said… Lobha (greed, any kind of craving or liking) is more difficult, more subtle — and moha (delusion, ignorance, not understanding, not seeing reality) is hardest. The point I was making the other day was that we should better not use the word suffering when we talk about dukkha. Most yogis don’t understand… Continue reading Understanding Suffering

How One Becomes Perfect ~ documented in the Bhagavad Gita

“So learn from Me now, friend, as I briefly profile the qualities that make the loving yogi one with Me, Brahman, the Godhead. There is no higher achievement in life. “Cultivate a pure intellect. Free your mind and heart of delusion. Be self-restrained. Give up the ego. Subdue your senses through steady will. Abandon the… Continue reading How One Becomes Perfect ~ documented in the Bhagavad Gita

The Heart of Wisdom

Wisdom in its simplest essence, is derived from experience analysed, knowledge gained, intuitive thought, introspective comtemplataion, intellectual enquiry , genuine inquiry,* and exhaustive persistence driven by a burning desire, guided by a force within. *added by GG ~ Excerpts from In the Sphere of Silence by Vijay Eswaran ~

Description of Love

A true lover is proved such by his pain of heart; No sickness is there like sickness of heart. The lover’s ailment is different from all ailments; Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries. A lover may hanker after this love or that love, But at the last he is drawn to the KING of… Continue reading Description of Love

The Inner Voice

The voice within is what I honour. It’s what I’m married to. This life doesn’t belong to me. The voice says, “Brush your teeth.” Okay. I don’t know what for, I just move on through. It says, “Walk.” Okay. I just keep moving. Someone says, “Will you come do The Work with us?” Okay. I’m… Continue reading The Inner Voice

Relinquishing the Ego in Relationships

As long as the ego runs your life, most of your thoughts, emotions, and actions arise from desire and fear. In relationships you then either want or fear something from the other person. What you want from them may be pleasure or material gain, recognition, praise or attention, or a strengthening of your sense of… Continue reading Relinquishing the Ego in Relationships