Ashtavakra Gita is a thoroughgoing text of Vedanta Philosophy. It is presented in the form of a dialogue between Sage Ashtavakra and King Janaka. It is an intuitional treatise expounding the Upanishadic revelation, "Aham Brahma Asmi--I am Brahman or the Absolute Self; this world is nothing but Brahman."
Monday, 31 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
Thursday, 27 March 2008
If you didn't know already Oprah Winfrey is having 10 weekly podcasts with Eckhart Tolle about A New Earth. You can watch online or download here.
If I didn't know better I would run a mile from anything on Oprah, but having read the book myself and experienced the awakening first hand all I can say is "wow" America maybe set to become the most enlightened country in the world!
I really think we are witnessing the Evolution of consciousness, it may have been 2500 years since the first enlightened man in history worked it out but surely with airtime from Oprah can this fail to bring about global enlightenment?
Heaven on Earth it would surely be if every person realised their true nature as the all being one consciousness that is creation in it's entirety.
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Gautama Siddharta (Buddha) 563-483 B.C
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
When I met my Guru, he told me: "You are not what you take yourself to be.
Find out what you are. Watch the sense 'I am', find your real Self."
I obeyed him, because I trusted him. I did as he told me.
All my spare time I would spend looking at myself in silence.
And what a difference it made, and how soon!
My teacher told me to hold on to the sense 'I am' tenaciously and not to swerve from it even for a moment.
I did my best to follow his advice and in a comparatively short time I realized within myself the truth of his teaching.
All I did was to remember his teaching, his face, his words constantly.
This brought an end to the mind; in the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am -- unbound.
I simply followed (my teacher's) instruction which was to focus the mind on pure being 'I am', and stay in it.
I used to sit for hours together, with nothing but the 'I am' in my mind and soon peace and joy and a deep all-embracing love became my normal state.
In it all disappeared -- myself, my Guru, the life I lived, the world around me.
Only peace remained and unfathomable silence.
Monday, 24 March 2008
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage.
A dove-house fill'd with doves and pigeons
Shudders hell thro' all its regions.
A dog starv'd at his master's gate
Predicts the ruin of the state.
A horse misused upon the road
Calls to heaven for human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted hare
A fibre from the brain does tear.
A skylark wounded in the wing,
A cherubim does cease to sing.
The game-cock clipt and arm'd for fight
Does the rising sun affright.
Every wolf's and lion's howl
Raises from hell a human soul.
The wild deer, wand'ring here and there,
Keeps the human soul from care.
The lamb misus'd breeds public strife,
And yet forgives the butcher's knife.
The bat that flits at close of eve
Has left the brain that won't believe.
The owl that calls upon the night
Speaks the unbeliever's fright.
He who shall hurt the little wren
Shall never be belov'd by men.
He who the ox to wrath has mov'd
Shall never be by woman lov'd.
The wanton boy that kills the fly
Shall feel the spider's enmity.
He who torments the chafer's sprite
Weaves a bower in endless night.
The caterpillar on the leaf
Repeats to thee thy mother's grief.
Kill not the moth nor butterfly,
For the last judgement draweth nigh.
He who shall train the horse to war
Shall never pass the polar bar.
The beggar's dog and widow's cat,
Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.
The gnat that sings his summer's song
Poison gets from slander's tongue.
The poison of the snake and newt
Is the sweat of envy's foot.
The poison of the honey bee
Is the artist's jealousy.
The prince's robes and beggar's rags
Are toadstools on the miser's bags.
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know,
Thro' the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
The babe is more than swaddling bands;
Every farmer understands.
Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in eternity;
This is caught by females bright,
And return'd to its own delight.
The bleat, the bark, bellow, and roar,
Are waves that beat on heaven's shore.
The babe that weeps the rod beneath
Writes revenge in realms of death.
The beggar's rags, fluttering in air,
Does to rags the heavens tear.
The soldier, arm'd with sword and gun,
Palsied strikes the summer's sun.
The poor man's farthing is worth more
Than all the gold on Afric's shore.
One mite wrung from the lab'rer's hands
Shall buy and sell the miser's lands;
Or, if protected from on high,
Does that whole nation sell and buy.
He who mocks the infant's faith
Shall be mock'd in age and death.
He who shall teach the child to doubt
The rotting grave shall ne'er get out.
He who respects the infant's faith
Triumphs over hell and death.
The child's toys and the old man's reasons
Are the fruits of the two seasons.
The questioner, who sits so sly,
Shall never know how to reply.
He who replies to words of doubt
Doth put the light of knowledge out.
The strongest poison ever known
Came from Caesar's laurel crown.
Nought can deform the human race
Like to the armour's iron brace.
When gold and gems adorn the plow,
To peaceful arts shall envy bow.
A riddle, or the cricket's cry,
Is to doubt a fit reply.
The emmet's inch and eagle's mile
Make lame philosophy to smile.
He who doubts from what he sees
Will ne'er believe, do what you please.
If the sun and moon should doubt,
They'd immediately go out.
To be in a passion you good may do,
But no good if a passion is in you.
The whore and gambler, by the state
Licensed, build that nation's fate.
The harlot's cry from street to street
Shall weave old England's winding-sheet.
The winner's shout, the loser's curse,
Dance before dead England's hearse.
Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.
We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro' the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams of light.
God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D. sums up what is happening in the world at the moment, a global wake up of humanity, a realisation that the universe and everything in it is one consciousness.
The Global Oneness Project
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
"The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present."
- everything is everything
- there is no good or bad, only thinking makes it so
- The world around us may be perceived as an illusion from our senses our experiences and our interpretations, thus illusions are irrelevant to conclude an definite right or wrong way.
- Death is just a passage of the illusion of life.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
“A Human Being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe’…He experiences his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness….a sort of prison for us…” Albert Einstein
was born and raised in Manchester, England and had an interest in people and their views on life from a very early age. After reading his first psychology BSc (Hons) degree at Cardiff University between 1996 and 2000 he felt there was something missing from the psychology literature so he explored complementary medicine and achieved several diplomas in Holistic Medicine. Mark became qualified in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Deep tissue massage, Stress Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Indian Head Massage, Diet and Nutrition and Counselling in 2001.
Mark was then enticed back to University by the dynamic Professor Amanda Griffiths and the renowned Professor Tom Cox, who pioneered a new Masters course at the University of Nottingham. The Institute of Work Health and Organisations (I-WHO), Nottingham provided the first course in the world integrating health and occupational psychology. Mark understood that to truly make a change in the world one must effect the place where most people spend a majority of their time......work! He completed his Masters in Occupational Health Psychology in 2002, writing a dissertation on the effects of light on levels of satisfaction and well being at an ccell phone company call centre.
It is Mark's ultimate desire to push forward the boundaries of modern psychological and physiological understanding of integrated health and wellbeing. With a traditional and non traditional scientific training he has the ability to bridge the gap between science and spirituality, connecting the dots of all maverick scientists and healers with those of a more traditional nature for the advancement of Humanity.
Monday, 17 March 2008
I had met Eckhart Tolle in London maybe six years ago after reading The power of Now.
I had limited success in understanding what appeared to be basic Zen teachings of stilling the mind and even after meeting the man in person I struggled, gave up for a while then forgot.
I have just finished reading his latest book and it has helped me realise more than any other my true spiritual nature, I believe I experienced some sort of Satori last night which was amazingly refreshing. The ego was crushed temporarily which let me see my true identity, it was a massive wow moment which made me laugh. I cannot rate this book highly enough, it's nothing new, it's the way it is written which is different.
This is the top selling book at Amazon.com at the moment and I would advise everyone to read a copy, I listened to the audio book version read by Tolle which was excellent.
If you want to have a look before you purchase click on the book.
Eckart Tolle website
Sunday, 16 March 2008
The inside story on transcending the brain, with David Lynch, Award-winning film director of Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mullholland Drive, Inland Empire ; John Hagelin, Ph.D., Quantum physicist featured in "What the bleep do we know?;" and Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director, Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition Maharishi University of Management. [events] [artshumanities] Credits: producers:UC Berkeley Educational Technology Services, speaker:David Lynch, speaker:John Hagelin, Ph.D., speaker:Fred Travis, Ph.D.
Saturday, 15 March 2008
Jim Elvidge author of "The Universe Solved" discuses the possibility that our reality (the universe) is programmed or that we're living in a simulation. Is the concept of the Matrix possible? If we're not in a simulation then how far away are we from creating our own simulated reality? Join us for a fascinating discussion as we explore these topics and much more with Jim Elvidge Topics discussed: The developed of the theory, what other scientists and researchers have similar theories, nanotechnology, powerful computers, how can we know if we're in a simulation?
Physicist Tom Campbell speaks about his experiences exploring different realms of consciousness. He worked with Robert Monroe in the early 1970s, helping establish Monroe's laboratory for the study of consciousness, and develop the Hemi-Sync technology, used to attain specific altered states.
Learning to have out-of-body experiences (OBEs) was the doorway that led Campbell to further explorations into non-physical realms. The non-physical realms have greater variety and fewer constraints than the physical world we are familiar with, he explained. He has made trips to the probable future, and said that humanity still exists a thousand years from now.
Beliefs and expectations surrounding the out-of-body experience can hold people back, he said, adding that the mind's intent can be a powerful tool for moving into non-physical realms. In his book series, 'My Big TOE,' TOE is an acronym for "Theory of Everything," and he uses his knowledge gleaned from the non-physical realms to expound on life, purpose, physics and evolution.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Sunday, 9 March 2008
2012: Tragedy, transcension or just another year? David Wilcock exposes many great secrets: DNA, consciousness science, wormholes, stargate travel, sacred geometry, three-dimensional time, the Mayan Calendar and much, much more!
Thursday, 6 March 2008
The paradigm of science has come to a grinding halt. Some are complaining that there are no big discoveries to find. Although technology advances at a rapid pace, these are simply improvements on previous discoveries. There have been no radical changes in the way we see the universe for decades...until now!
Punk Science charts the current revolution in science that is arising from rebels around the world and gaining ground. This brave new world is not one devoid of meaning or thought, but one alive with consciousness, where we dance in a field of light imbued with the mind of God.
This is not a book of dogmatic religion. Punk Science stays firmly in the domain of logic and of science to demonstrate how the separate fields of science and spirituality are starting to look incredibly similar. Could it be that there are fundamental truths to the universe, we just have to know how to look for them?
Hence we dive into the worlds of consciousness physics, the biology of belief, loop quantum gravity, the zero point field and hyperspace to show how we might finally find scientific explanations for phenomena such as psychic abilities, mediumship, distant healing and angelic encounters.
Having brought together the world of modern science and esoteric knowledge, we then move into a new vision of the cosmos, where black holes, so long thought to be the great destructive giants of the universe are actually creative and the source of everything. This model, the Black Hole Principle, is backed up by numerous cosmological data. Furthermore, once we understand this principle, we can explore what it means to us, from reexamining ancient scriptures to providing new models for education, business and even the battle between the sexes!
Punk Science is a radical new vision of science. However, it is not simply for the reader of popular science, but is suitable for someone with no scientific background. It is also of interest to those involved with 'New Age' subjects who would like to explore scientific explanations for what they experience in life.
David at Mt. Shasta in the Autumn of 2007, David gives us insight into his new direction and how he believes we will be operating as a collective species. Essentially, he says that freedom of information brings us paradise. Suppresion of information brings us captivity. Creating a collective consciousness through truthful information will be the route to creating the new matrix, one that is optimistic, life affirming and joyful.
Click here for the interview
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Russell Targ is a physicist and author who has devoted much of his professional career to the research of the human capacity for psychic ability. In 1972, he co-founded the Stanford Research Institute's federally-funded program that investigated psychic abilities in humans. The program provided invaluable information and techniques to various government intelligence agencies, including the DIA, the CIA, NASA, and Army Intelligence. In his ten years with the program, Targ co-published his findings in some of the most prestigious scientific journals. He is the co-author, with Jane Katra, of five books about psychic abilities, two of which are: Miracles of Mind: Exploring Non-local Consciousness & Spiritual Healing, and The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief.
Russell was also quite active in the development of the laser and its various applications, having written over fifty articles on advanced laser research. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and has received two NASA awards for inventions and contributions in laser and laser communications. Recently retiring from his position as senior staff scientist at Lockheed Martin, Russell now devotes his time to ESP research and offering workshops on remote viewing and spiritual healing.
Click here for this interview