Hariharalaya Dharma Talks
Summary: Joel shares the wisdom of Awakening, revealing the path of the Heart and encouraging active awareness and personal responsibility. These talks are recorded live everyday at the Hariharalaya Retreat Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
We don't participate in any aspects of our life - we don't hunt or plant our food, we don't prepare our food, we don't make our own clothing, we don't build our housing, we don't educate ourselves or our children, we don't heal ourselves...
How many times a day do you really experience love? We have some how forgotten to love our environment, to love ourselves, to love each other. We are sick because we are no longer nourished with Love.
Wisdom means no separation - no separation between heart and mind, between me and life, between the inside and the outside.
The flowers haven't gone anywhere, but we don't see them. They are right here, in front of us, everywhere... but we don't see them. We don't care. We don't make space in our daily life to recognize the sacred and holy.
Right now is prior to language, thought, congnition, perception... Simply put down your mind for a moment. There is nothing to add.
What does a flower mean? What does the ground mean? What does the air mean? What does it mean to want? What does it mean to think? What we call meaning is such a gross approximation that it has essentially nothing to do with reality.
Live morning chant recordings with Joel
Spend a moment in the garden of your heart. Fill it with the beautiful fragrance of thank you. Allow this gratitude to expand and swallow everything.
Today I wanted to talk about one of the most sacred words in the English language. This word is the key to unlocking the doors of duality, bringing us deeper and deeper into relationship with ourselves, life, and the universe.
Life is mystery. Another way of saying is that life is essentially unknown. We only know the very tip of the iceberg, and even that we don't really know.