What is Liberation?
Walking Through the Fire of Grace
Many people believe that the essential experience of awakening to the truth of yourself, or seeing through your identification with your body and identity, is liberation. This essential experience is actually the essential moment of awakening, which is just the beginning of a much deeper realization. True liberation is instead the complete annihilation of all egoic identification, which cannot be planned. It lives in the strong determination to be free and the willingness to walk through the fire of grace that burns through the very powerful egoic tendencies described by Ramana Maharshi as vasanas.
Where is the Buddha?
Papaji's Final Teaching
Where is the Buddha? Is Papaji's final teaching and is a question that has the inherent power to unveil the Living Emptiness of your own Freedom. Where is the Buddha? Is a question with endless answers—A Koan—But there is only one true answer that does not live in words or your mind, but can be directly realized in the Stillness of your own Heart.
The Trouble with Triggers
How do they Happen?
Triggers that happen in response to a circumstance or something someone says or does can generate an emotional storm that can get us into all kinds of trouble. How do these triggers happen? It seems that they happen instantaneously, but do they? Can we slow them down like an instant replay and see what the process is that creates our emotional response? And how can Ghandi and Martin Luther King provide examples of right action from the place of Heart instead of the triggers of mind?
Threading the Needle
The Ego as Your Greatest Ally
Believe it or not, your ego is the greatest ally for discovering the freedom and happiness that you are. Threading the needle is turning your attention to the source of the sense or feeling 'I am me,' which is the essence of your ego. In fact your ego originates from the single pronoun 'I' the primal thought and origin of what is known as ego. Once your turn your attention to the source of this 'I' inside of you, your ego transforms from a barrier into a gateway of freedom. Truly, if you want freedom the ego is your greatest ally.
Undressing the Wound
Removing the Band-Aid of Avoidance