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

Patanjali explains himself in this conversation. What are the Yoga Sutras really about? Is Patanjali non-dualist or dualist? what difference does it make? 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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