Friday, December 14, 2012
"I certainly have no intention of 'holding you down' to 'a narrow path of work' or any path. All I can do is to help you to understand clearly the laws of your own nature, so that you may go ahead without extraneous influence. It does not follow that a plan that I have found successful in my own case will be any use to you. That is another cardinal mistake of most teachers. One must have become a Master of the Temple to annihilate one's ego. Most teachers, consciously or unconsciously, try to get others to follow in their steps. I might as well dress you up in my castoff clothing!"
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Ken WIlber talks about the lonely journey that is the Spiritual Path at his 2 day talk with Traleg Rinpoche called "Spirituality in the Modern World" in 2006 in New York.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Pierre Grimes discusses Carl Jung's work, Alchemy, the Republic, Carl Jung's book Psychology and Alchemy as well as the Platonic roots of Christianity and the role that early universities played in stripping Platonism down to dead intellectualism. Pierre reveals Platonic metaphysics to be an Intellectual Yoga, a spiritual tradition which is magnificent, structured, aggressive, descriptive and psychologically profound. Enjoy the Lost treasure of Plato.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
An important concept:
The Buddhist doctrine of the two truths (Tibetan: bden-pa gnyis) differentiates between two levels of truth (Sanskrit: satya) in Buddhist discourse: relative or commonsensical truth, and absolute or ultimate truth.Click here to read the full article.
Monday, December 10, 2012
From a lecture given by Jim Eshelman, entitled "A Pathway To Adepthood: The Method of A.'.A.'.
* The goals of religious aspiration - actual spiritual experience - are attainable in this life, on earth, now.
* While the nature of the Supreme Experience (or TRUTH) is necessarily unique for each individual, it can be recognized universally by all.
* These wonderful results are producible by known methods that (in one or another variation) have been employed throughout history.
* The METHOD is that of empirical science. The AIM is that of impassioned religion.
Friday, December 7, 2012
"...it is the refusal to comedown to Earth, literally, that is the cause of the bulk of spiritual pathology - the root of sin, disease, ignorance. It is the real blasphemy, a rejection of the work of the Father in Heaven, a rejection of the Universe. (The Universe, let it he noted, is the Tarot Trump of this Path.) Until physical existence in the Universe is willingly accepted by the Spirit the Initiation of the Nadir cannot take place. Malkuth is the Gate, the door to evolution and the work of destiny. Evolution cannot take place until Involution is complete."