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This Blog is a compilation of revelations, inspirations, and meditations that come from the distinctive perspective of eastern spirituality and mysticism! Please enjoy and share your thoughts, impressions and inspirations if any.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Do Not Fear Emptiness

Do not fear death or emptiness. It is the birthplace of Life and fullness! When you fear the unknown, that fear prevents you from knowing and experiencing the great mystery of Life itself. To know takes courage and commitment to explore beyond your current mindset and consciousness. At death you have the greatest opportunity to know and become aware of your deepest self. What a blessing death is then. It is a portal to greater conscious awareness. Let it lead you to the Source!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

White Canvas

Every day when you wake, imagine in your minds eye a big blank white canvas. This represents your opportunity to start every day afresh and new, and participate with life in the co-creation of your journey. Even though we bring our past with us into each day and every moment, we do not have to allow it to be a hindrance or barrier to the infinite possibilities that Life gives to us. Life is not what happens to us or what we believe in, it is the white canvas that is given to us all in each and every moment, or should I say in the One Eternal Moment that is!As such, we have a choice as to how we use, waste, or abuse this precious gift. If you want happiness, then create happiness. If you want love, then create love. And if you want peace, then create it. You have that power and potential within yourself. You don't have to wait for someone to give it to you. If you wait for it to come, it is like watching the kettle boil. Waiting also becomes the breeding ground for resentment and an emerging victim mentality or identity. If this is where you wind up, only you can liberate yourself from that hell. Life will help you out of it and open the door to your freedom, however you have to walk through the door to make it to the other side!
This is the way it is. Don't lose that chance.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Judging Yourself

Be careful not to judge your thoughts or actions! Simply be fully awake and aware of them as you allow life to flow within you and without you. We are trained from a young age to live by a standard of conduct imposed on us by religion and society in general. This standard then becomes the basis for the "Judge" to emerge from within our personality. If left un challenged or unrecognized, this can be very destructive to your heart and spirit. Allow your "self" to be as you are and let awareness guide your growth. It is okay to make mistakes and go astray because through those experiences we learn and grow. Judgement will paralize and cripple that growth. This is why Jesus said " Do not judge ". Darkness is there to ultimately allow your divine light to emerge. So Be It!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Purpose of the Guru or Master

When walking on the spiritual path you will enevitably meet a master or guru. This can have a powerful effect on you and your growth spiritually. The core of that relationship, should it develope, is love and devotion. If you can make a strong connection of heart ( Shimjung in Korean terms ) you will learn and inherit much blessing from them. However, this love is not of this world, and should not result in dependence on the master. The Master does not need your love and devotion! You as well should love him/her without ego attachment. This is your challenge. Ultimately they are there to teach you how to love yourself at the essential level. By bringing your awareness to the deepest aspects of your being ( buddha nature ), you should practice the same love and devotion to your own divinity as you do towards them. At some point they will disappear when the time is right!

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Ego Capsule

Most of humanity lives within their limited mind & egoic consciousness . This is called the ego capsule. Their life energy system is closed and encapsulated mostly within themselves. It is therefore very difficult for them to feel a real connection to life at its source . It is a kind of contraction of the meridian system based on fear and anxiety both conscious & unconscious ! A small minority however have been able through different practices and experiences to open themselves up to both cosmic and earth energy and establish a growing connection to the promordial source or tao energy. I call this Immortal Vitality Energy Practice ! It can have a very profound effect on every aspect of human life ( physical, mental, emotional & spiritual ) and can help anyone reach their highest potential . Although still a very small minority , the numbers of people now experiencing this are growing as never before in human history. This is the base of the revolution in consciousness that began in the sixties and continues today to spread all over the world ! May you all find your original connection to this energy that transcends the material plane and begin to understand and realize that new consciousness !!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Path of Consciousness

In each lifetime we go through stages on our path . It begins with "I Need " , then " I Want " , then " I want to Become " , then " I Am " , then " AM " , then " IS " , then " ISNESS ". A beautiful analogy to these stages would to liken them to the flow of water from the single drop to a creek and stream to a small river then a large river finally arriving in the ocean!!! At the stage of " ISNESS " the "I" is no more. This is samadhi !!! The illusion of separateness dissolves !

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Does God Really Exist ?

Before this question can be attempted to be answered, We must first define the term " to exist ". In the dictionary the word exist means to stand out or apart from . In other words to be an objective thing ! If God were an objective thing , He/ She would have been found long ago. In the Eastern view God is the non-dual basis for all existence . In other words the unmanifested ground for everything else or all things to exist. This means that God does not exist in the same way that the manifested world does. Another more accurate way to put it would be that God Is ! This Isness is the basis for all forms to exist without which existence would not be possible . It also means that God is nowhere to be found yet is within and contains all the manifested universe.To tradtional logical thinking this is quite paradoxical , yet it is true . If there were no God, nothing could possibly exist !

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

In God's Presence

Many believe that sometime in the future when they die and go to the afterlife , they will come before God and be in His presence to receive blessing or judgement according to their deeds in life. If this is the case then it could be a wonderful or fearful experience. Let me share another perspective on this . God or Tao or whatever name you want to express it as is not to be found in the future or exclusively in the afterlife. God is here and now , omnipresent !!! He/She/It is the basis of existence and within all the manifested and unmanifested universe. The question is not where is God . The question is are we attuned to the reality of His/Her/Its Presence or are we lost in the dream of egoic consciousness which prevents us from seeing reality as it is ?
If this is the case then why don't we try imagining that we are always in God's presence in this moment !

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Eternal Impermanence

Eternal Impermanance sounds like a huge contradiction. How can something be both eternal and impermanent at the same time ? However this is the case with life. It is the great paradox . The permanent nature of life and existence is to exist in a state of change and impermanence. Nothing which has been born or created stays the same . It is a flow of constant change which has always been and will always be. If we look a little deeper at the nature of life as well we can see that beyond the veil of all these changing forms is an eternal base or ground that all forms come out of and return to . This is consciousness itself . If there were no eternal ground or base , there could also be no life as well . If there was no space , no form could arise in that space.
Unfortunately most of humanity is unaware of these realities and lives, out of a sense of fear, in resistance to that flow of life seeking security and happiness in some state of fixed reality. When that resistance to the flow of life arises , suffering is created. This is why Buddha said life is suffering and the way through that suffering is to align oneself with the "suchness of life" . If we can align ourselves is this way we can find our inherent happiness and bliss and see the eternity beyond the impermanence!!!

Well Being

For most people in the world , well being is an essential goal or objective in life ! However, first we must understand that there are two kinds of well being . They are circumstantial well being and transcendent well being. The first type , circumstantial , is dependent totally upon ones external circumstance or condition. When all is well with your life on an external level , there is a sense of well being or happiness that seems to be . However if one or many aspects of those conditions or circumstances go wrong in some way, that sense of well being can and will evaporate quickly. If this is the case , most will try desperately to fix those circumstances as quickly as possible in an effort to restore that sense of well being . That seems to be the most rational approach . However, if one is successful in getting back to that place , it again can be easily lost if circumstances change again , which is highly likely. Such is the nature of life!
The second type of well being , transcendent , can be found when one uses the difficult conditions or circumstances to look more deeply into ones inner spiritual dimension , and through that connect directly to the source of life itself. When one can start to realize that connection , even in the midst of difficulty a sense of peace and well being will still be felt as an underlying presence. This is transcendent well being. It is a state of freedom and peace that has no opposite!!!
This reminds me of the story of the old Indian sage who was sitting under a tree with a big smile on his face on the day of his death . Many came to him and said how can you be happy and smiling even on the day of your death ? You have always been happy throughout your whole life as well . We want to know your secret. His was response was very simple . He said " No matter what happens , I give it no mind ".
At that point he died a peaceful death with a big smile on his face !!!!
In conclusion , we all face difficulties in life at some time or another . When this happens , it is important to know that we have choices in how we approach dealing with those difficulties. If you limit yourself to purely circumstantial solutions, you will go on playing that game time and time again until the ultimate difficulty arise , which is death . Or you can take the transcendent approach , even though it may be much more difficult , and begin the process of eternal well being and life that emanates from the Source within you!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Spiritual Path

Life on the path is not always bliss , peace , and fulfillment ! As long as we carry unrecognized unconscious material within , we will eventually wind up in circumstances that force it to come out ! This is part of the purgation process as the light of heaven reveals in pure clarity what remains to be worked through . From the ego's perspective it looks like and feels like being in hell ! From the higher view it is a necessary part of the clensing process and ultimately a true blessing !!! It is the only way to reach freedom and permanet bliss beyond the greed for heaven and the fear of hell !!! The only path then is through !