Category Archives: Universal Consciousness

Universal Consciousness is the Yogic term for the Oneness of what IS, The normal paradigm of consciousness is not as rational as most suppose.

A Night in Hospital

An unexpected night in hospital with unexpected incidents… Continue reading

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Surrender: True, or False?

  A question that vexes yogis – when is surrender true abandonment of the ego, and when is it only an ego-hijacking of spiritual aspiration? Let’s think about some examples of both…

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Chatting with Patanjali

Oh Patanjali, what a brilliant teacher you are!  Right up there with Shankaracharya, Nisargadatta, Ramana, Meister Eckhart, and the Zen Patriarchs. I’ve been studying and teaching your Sutras for 30 years. Yet people say to me, “Oh, I’ve read the Yoga Sutras,” yet it is … Continue reading

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Query on aspects of the Yoga Sutras

This is a discussion on the notion of “vrtti”in the Yoga Sutras, prompted by a query from a student.  The phrase, or paraphrase, for “vrtti” as “ideational choice making tendency of the mind” is from P.Y. Deshpande, The Authentic Yoga … Continue reading

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Meister Eckhart – On Poverty

God as “God” couldn’t satisfy the spirituality of a fly. This piece of Eckhart’s is the height of mystical attainment, from a 14th century Dominican monk. I transcribed it late last century. It is Sermon 87 ‘On the Poor in … Continue reading

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Shaivite Self-realisation – Notes on a seminar with Mark Dyczcowski

Shaivite Self-Realisation -Notes on a seminar with Mark Dyczcowski Spanda is the action of Shiva – a pulsating throb of consciousness. The tradition through which I explore Being and Reality is formally known as Kashmir Shaivism. In plain English, it … Continue reading

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