18 Nov 2011
November 18, 2011

Acknowledge Suffering

One of the things that makes relationships so difficult is the way in which we protect ourselves from suffering — from our own and from each other’s. Because when you love someone you don’t want to lay your suffering on them and your fears. Also you are afraid if you open your heart too far their.. read more →

11 Nov 2011
November 11, 2011

Unbearable Compassion

We all know our humanity all too well. That is why we put the focus on recognizing that part of us that isn’t in the human-ness. Not to deny the humanity but to bring a balance about. Because that’s what you offer another person. When I look at some of you and I know you.. read more →

06 Oct 2011
October 6, 2011

They Are Not the Buddha

How do we heal our emotional bodies and how do you see the role of psychotherapy in all this? As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the different components of your being and which ones are out of harmony in the Universe. You can see, for example, that your body energies are out.. read more →

20 Sep 2011
September 20, 2011

A Tree Isn’t Frightened

Image Credit: Lydia Eloff Fear is the result of getting caught in the middle.  Buddha says that it is the result of ignorance.  And the ignorance is that when you start out as an infant with an undifferentiated awareness, and then you are taught who you are, that component, that structure which we call ego,.. read more →

01 Sep 2011
September 1, 2011

Everyone is Another Face of God

At this moment, next to you on left and right, behind you and in front of you, sits the divine mother. Sit Shiva, Krishna, Christ, the Buddha, Allah, Yahweh. Everybody you know, you see, you remember, and everyone you will meet is another face of God… read more →

05 Jul 2011
July 5, 2011

Who Isn’t Uncle Henry?

You look and you see another person, and you recognize them, and you feel like they are us. Every level below that, you see them as ‘them’ or I see you as ‘her’ or ‘him.’ Now I see you as us. The feeling of us feels extremely fulfilling. But in business you say, ‘well I.. read more →

02 Jun 2011
June 2, 2011

The Idea of a Soul Mate

Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes.  I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships, and been married and divorced twice and I’m searching for something special.  Something I’ve been told has been called a soul.. read more →

30 May 2011
May 30, 2011

The Way of the Guru, Part 2

I could see that my guru had this power, this peace, this wisdom, this love, but it was hard for me to see it in myself. My neurotic ego didn’t allow me to think so positively about myself. But once I began to see myself through the guru’s eyes, with his grace the weight of.. read more →

15 May 2011
May 15, 2011

The Way of the Guru, Part 1

When I first came back to America from India in 1967 I didn’t really talk much about the guru because it seemed so inappropriate for the west. For one thing, there is always a mixed reaction to surrendering to another person. Surrendering in the west is almost always a negative. We don’t like being told.. read more →

19 Apr 2011
April 19, 2011

Compassion

Image Credit: Doug Smith – http://TheLoveRealm.com For some years in California, a young man came to my lectures in a bed, brought in a bed. He was a quadriplegic. He could not speak. He was about twenty-eight years old. He was like this (laying back on a slant). His attendant could hold his hand over.. read more →