I AM * Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa

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Spring Retreat with Amy Edelstein

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa “Your very life-breath must become the conscious, timeless affirmation of Reality by Reality SOHAM, SOHAM–I a It, It is I. Only the dualistic imagination perceives some separate practitioner who akes this primordial affirmation SOHAM. To lose completely any notion of separate self, no matter how subtle or instinctive is the true definition of sannyasa, the blessed life of renunciation … Read More

Start Close In * David Whyte

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David Whyte Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way of starting the conversation. Start with your own question, give up on other people’s questions, don’t let them … Read More

The New Evolution * Sri Aurobindo

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Evolutionary Spirituality

Sri Aurobindo The spiritual man is the sign of this new evolution, this new and higher endeavor of Nature. But this evolution differs from the past process of the evolutionary Energy in two respects: it is conducted by a conscious effort of the human mind, and it is not confined to a conscious progression of the surface nature, but is … Read More