A thought is just one of the lions at the gates of the inner temple – it really sucks you in, but you’re not going in the door, because you’d rather hang out and enjoy that thought than get on with it. That was Ramakrishna’s problem; He was madly in love with Kali, the Divine... Read more »
Each of us has a dominant theme in this incarnation. Some of us are primarily head tripping. Most of us are beings who lead with our heart. We have incredibly complex mosaics for describing our individual differences; These differences have an interesting place in the scheme of things, are they real or totally false? Part... Read more »
When your body is out of whack, you figure out how to get it straight. You try to sit down and meditate, but you can’t get your knees quiet – they hurt too much. You sit down to meditate and your back hurts. You can’t leave your body for 40 minutes without freaking out, so... Read more »
I’ve sat next to a very exquisite nun in Tibetan Buddhism, who spends months doing prostration. 100,000 Prostrations down and out, back and up, down and out – with mantra and prayer – the technique of surrender, an offering, a surrender, and an offering. I would love to have a method like that, but Maharajji... Read more »
You are creating a structure to be able to support the fullness of our humanity. And different people have different unique opportunities to play in that. The art is to listen for the part you play. When one person writes a book of poetry, is that book of poetry any less of a contribution to... Read more »
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