We are our own worst victim…..

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It is not my fault. It is your fault. This view works for me. The only time this does not “work” is when both of us claim the role of victim. Then we have a competition. When this happens we can have a standoff for hours or even days. We are committed to our small self as a victim, and …

We Are Not as Good as We Think….

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We cannot go forward without first bringing down our small self. What is the small self? Simply, it is who we think we are. It is not who we are. The small self is just a set of ideas, but we then believe those ideas are who we are. Our true Self actually enlivens these ideas, but our small selves …

Ramesh Pattni on “Walking Home with Baba”….

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When I heard that Rohini Ralby had written a book about her spiritual journey, I was immediately interested.  I became even more engaged when I learnt about her commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, as I was then working on my dissertation on the same subject.  Rohini’s husband generously handed me Rohini’s book, which I went on to read with resonances …

Appropriate Rest….

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Sometimes, when pursuing the Truth, the best thing we can do is: rest. This may sound strange when we are intensely determined to stay on track. Are we on track or are we driven? Though we say we know the goal, we may be just driven to be driven. We may have “forgotten” the goal of Home, Truth, God, the …

Magic is Illusion….

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Magic is Illusion. The Goal is Magic. Therefore the Goal is Illusion. Unfortunately and unknowingly, many people seeking “the Path” are following the above logic. The promise of power, wealth and supersensuous abilities entice people to pursue what is called spiritual practice but is really just magic. In just two weekends, you will be a master of this or that; …

I Can’t Accept That….

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Acceptance is a word that is used quite a bit in spiritual venues. The problem is that we are to only accept, affirm, receive, welcome, take in the “loving”, the good. The loving and good are not defined universally; though we believe we are all in agreement, these words are defined differently by each of us. To proceed down the …

Using the Foursquare Game to Get to Love….

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These last few weeks in class we have been working on a new foursquare that has been a little different. This is the vibration of what we have called love. When we were very little and saw our caregivers, we “knew” they loved each other and us. We took the vibration they had to be love; that is what we …

Leaving the Fall….

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Every spiritual tradition values what is known in Sanskrit as sahaj samādhi, or walking bliss: being in the Heart and being with the world simultaneously. The problem is that we make this state of being into a lovely ideal or a distant place that we could never attain. In fact, walking bliss is available to each of us. The real …