It is only a mind that is highly ordered that can be sensitive, intelligent

I was told the other day that meditation has no place in America at the present time; that the Americans need action, not meditation. I wonder why this division is made between a contemplative, meditative life and a life of action. We are caught in this dualistic, fragmented way of looking at life. In India there is the concept of…Continue reading It is only a mind that is highly ordered that can be sensitive, intelligent

How to know we are not separate?

Great example of the conflict between direct experience and the mind. Francis, as always, razor-sharp and clear like the purest spring water. Absolutely recommended, despite the poor quality of the recording. In the second video Francis discusses judgement and humility – the acceptance of our powerlessness as a separate person. “We should reserve investigation and meditation to those times when…Continue reading How to know we are not separate?

It all depends on the state of our consciousness

My dear friends, look at to what love has mutated in our minds. It mutated into a business. Into a business-relationship that insists on the partner’s sole ownership at most levels. The smallest violation of the rule of absolute exclusiveness in the marriage has mostly devastating consequences. Punishment, drama, war between the partners is what is left of love. Control…Continue reading It all depends on the state of our consciousness

Looking for the pleasant? Looking for states? Or looking for truth?

Welcome the totality of your experience without any interpretation, judgement, comparison, conclusion. Just the facts. Let the facts unfold. Ask yourself the question “Under the current circumstances are there still personal thoughts, personal feelings present?” Understand that sense perceptions are impersonal, bodily sensations are impersonal, practical thoughts are impersonal, creative thoughts are impersonal, thoughts about the truth are impersonal. Now…Continue reading Looking for the pleasant? Looking for states? Or looking for truth?

The most mature form of meditation is where the meditator falls away

And so as you go along with meditation, you will find many different phases where parts of you may resist it. You might resist it, because it is difficult, you might resist it, because it’s boring, you might resist it, because you don’t think anything is happening, you might resist it because the reasons why you used to meditate are…Continue reading The most mature form of meditation is where the meditator falls away