Summary: Talks on spiritual and philosophical topics, mostly related to the path of knowledge and Advaita Vedanta or Non-dualism. Subjects such as the consciousness, mind, reality, metaphysics and various ways to study these are discussed.
In this part of the series, we read about the true nature of the existence, and how it is being veiled by the ignorance or Maya and instead an illusory existence is being projected. A false self is placed in this illusion which assumes a perishable form, is seen as the doer and enjoyer, and this ignorance becomes the cause of misery. A link to the book.
Attention, Reflection and Intelligence are three essential abilities that a seeker on the path of knowledge must sharpen in order to progress rapidly. These abilities when operating optimally can result in enormous success in material life also. How to improve these abilities? What can be done, and what to avoid in order to maximize them? We will share some tips and experiences in this meeting. This is part 2 of 2.
Is the real nature of existence nothingness? Or is it eternally something? Why is there an experience of something instead of nothing? How is something being created out of nothing? If the experiencer and the experience are one, and if the experience is nothing but change, and if the experiencer is unchanging, how can it also be a change? These are very strange and puzzling questions. The answer is stranger and even more mysterious.
Attention, Reflection and Intelligence are three essential abilities that a seeker on the path of knowledge must sharpen in order to progress rapidly. These abilities when operating optimally can result in enormous success in material life also. How to improve these abilities? What can be done, and what to avoid in order to maximize them? We will share some tips and experiences in this meeting. Here is the link to animation shown in the meeting.
From a nondual point of view the mind is a multilayered object which is being experienced by the Self/consciousness. The layers range from inert matter to huge metaphysical structures. The mind is a complex thing, to say the least. In this meeting we will take a deeper look in the mind and get an overview of its detailed structure and dynamics. The images displayed in this meeting are here: Layers of Mind Diagram Dynamics of Mind
Forgiving is an art which when practiced, helps to release a traumatized mind from the grip of suffering. Why do minds get hurt and how to fix a badly wounded mind through the technique of forgiving? We will explore this topic in this meeting from a perspective of automated mental processes as seen by a yogi or a gyani.
We find ourselves in a physical body and in the physical world and this situation corners us and forces us to act. The only way out is via learning how to act without acting. The recommended way is to serve by acting in as non violent way as possible and to donate by hoarding as less as possible. These actions cancel out the consequences, freeing the mind from the trap of a physical body and world.
An action, when performed via the agency of the mind, is always egocentric. Identification with the mind and its structures is the cause of ignorance that one action is good and other is bad, one is service and other is an selfish act. Anyhow, service is a practice that can free a mind trapped in such delusions. Via service, the ownership or identity shifts from an individual, to the whole. This is essentially the path of action. Other techniques are donation and forgiving. In this part, we will get an overview of actions and how they are seen from the point of view of the Self and the ego.
As the blind beliefs and ignorance starts to fall apart piece by piece, a seeker is left in bewilderment, the false ground of flimsy assumptions and conditioning starts cracking below their feet. The most common question in such a situation is what should I do now? The only answer is - surrender. That may look like a defeat but is actually a win-win situation. How? We will reveal that in this meeting.
There is no need to balance anything, because the so called material life does not exist. Until this is realized, one must struggle and make some efforts, by whatever means, and arrive at an effortless path - the direct path, or the nondual path.
In this meeting, the concept of Entropy and self organization in metaphysics will be introduced. Metaphysical structures self organize via various processes and form ordered evolving structures called minds and worlds. Links shared in this meeting: The creation Simulation example of self organization
Does the same person reappear repeatedly in each incarnation? What is the concept of liberation from the cycles of births, deaths and rebirths? What can be done to get a better birth next time? What are the reasons for me being born in present circumstances? What happens when the evolution is finished? If the purpose of an incarnation is to learn and grow, why are all memories lost after each incarnation? Isn't that pointless? In this final part on the topic of reincarnation, we will go into the depths of it and try to answer these questions.
Is reincarnation real or yet another illusion? Who is reincarnating? Why do I need to reincarnate? What happens in between two births? What are the chances of being born in a specific family or place? Is it possible to meet a dead person from another incarnation? Is it possible to recall my other incarnations? In the part three of four on the topic, these questions are answered.
In this part of the discussion on reincarnation we dive deeper into the mechanisms of it and learn that it is even more complicated than we assumed. How are preallocated memories formed? What is the causal body evolving into? This is the part two of four in this series. The pictures shown in this meeting are here.
Seen from a mind only model of the existence, reincarnation is a possibility. We will try to evaluate some theories using our own direct experience, and clear some blind beliefs about this subject. It will be seen as yet another illusion, but a very complex and mysterious one. This is part one of four in this series. The pictures shown in this meeting are here.