Rohini explains how all human conflict and hate are rooted in the dichotomizing activity of the intellect.
After a reading, Rohini works with three students on burning up and resolving a vibration connected with the fourchotomy of “bitter.” She then shares two instructive Zen stories.
After reading her poem “The Prescription,” Rohini leads a short meditation in which we can be with our experience, whatever it is, and still our underlying vibrations.
Rohini uses rubber duckies to explain the abiding substrate of consciousness that undergirds all the modifications of the mind. If we identify with the modifications of the mind, we are lost. If we still all modifications, our minds can serve as clear mirrors reflecting the light of the Self, which then can be revealed as our true nature. Rohini’s talk elucidates Vyasa’s commentary on Yoga Sutras 1.32.
After reading her poem “banquet,” Rohini explains how we must never conflate humiliation with humility, or getting and giving love with Being Love–the Love that is our true nature.
Answering a student’s question, Rohini explains how the intellect leads us into delusion if we identify with it, and clarifies how it is to be used as the instrument it is, not who we truly are.
Rohini reads her poem “straw dog,” which strips away the delusion that our separate, individual selves are Real.
Starting with her poem “against the grain,” Rohini explains six ways in which we might respond to experiences deeper than our ordinary. In each case, we believe we see all there is to see; in only one case are we correct, and in only two are we actually practicing sadhana.
Starting with her poem “Irresolute”, Rohini shares how a wrong identification with our intellect, in which we use it as a deflector or filter to protect the shrunken self from what we take in, makes us incapable of learning from our experience or growing into Love, freedom, and our true nature.
In honor of the 38th anniversary of her Guru Swami Muktananda’s mahasamadhi, Rohini reads her devotional poem to Baba and leads a short meditation.