Eternity – Joseph Campbell

“Eternity isn’t some later time.  Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it.  And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function read more…

Suzanne Segal

Suzanne Segal (1955–1997) was a writer and teacher about spiritual enlightenment, known for her sudden experience of self-realization which she wrote about in her book Collision With the Infinite: A Life Beyond the Personal Self. Two years after her shift into a “sense of unity,” Segal relapsed into the uncomfortable state of constant anxiety she had first experienced. At this point read more…

What is a Human?

A personal identity accumulates slowly, influenced by family, culture, religion, and societal norms and begins to gel as young children. Most of us are taught to be separate by family, society, educators, and the traditions of using a dualistic language. Society and religions continually reinforce we are separate from each other. Nearly 95% of humans on planet read more…

Lankavatara Sutra

You must have a clear understanding that all things are only a manifestation of the mind itself. Everything, everything in this world is nothing but a complex manifestation of one’s mental activities. – Lankavatara Sutra The Lankavatara Sutra figured prominently in the development of Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism. It is notably an important sutra in Chan read more…

David Bohm

I came across this little gem from David Bohm, (December 20, 1917–October 27, 1992), an American physicist and scientist who has been described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century. Below are Bohm’s words from a 1977 Berkeley lecture in which Bohm offered a poetic formulation of the interplay between our beliefs read more…

David Carse on Awakening

Excerpts from Perfect Brilliant Stillness:   “The message of the sutras and the shamans is the same: the person of understanding is the one who dies before she dies, who leaves no footprints, who travels no path, because she knows that as a person, as an entity, she is not. But who can do this, what self read more…

Appearing Real

This life appears so real and tangible when we believe “we” are a subject, a separate self, observing or seeing what is appearing as “other” or objects. There is no separation between “what is seeing” and “what is appearing to be seen” unless you are claiming and living as an imaginary personal or separate self. You’ve never read more…