We have to understand what meditation is

Gautam Buddha, the founder of Zen, the founder of all great meditative techniques in the world, defines it in one word. Somebody asked him one day, ‘Bhagwan, what is meditation? What is it all about?’ And Gautam Buddha said a single word, he said: Halt! That was his definition of meditation. He says, “If it halts, it is meditation.” The full…Continue reading We have to understand what meditation is

The differnece between the practice of “loving kindness” and true compassion

Compassion is the ultimate flowering of consciousness. It is passion released of all darkness, it is passion freed from all bondage, it is passion purified of all poison. Passion becomes compassion. Passion is the seed; compassion is the flowering of it. But compassion is not kindness, kindness is not compassion. Kindness is an ego-attitude, it strengthens your ego. When you…Continue reading The differnece between the practice of “loving kindness” and true compassion

Make a difference in being here, singing your hymn to Life

Sing a hymn to life. Sing “Thank you life. Thank you for your beauty, diversity, multiplicity, intelligence, richness, as well as for all your challenges and possibilities”. Sing and see while you sing whether you can begin to feel more of what you praise over time. You want to tell me that there are too many things in life that…Continue reading Make a difference in being here, singing your hymn to Life

Spiritual way of living

The word Spirituality has a great meaning to me, because it contains the word spirit and thereby points away from the body-mind, from the self-centered, me-oriented, individual and psychological dimension of existence and towards another, universal and open dimension of reality, for some even towards God. If it is about spirituality – to me it does absolutely not mean any…Continue reading Spiritual way of living

Awakening is not for the person

Awakening is a certain shift of perception. A shift of focus. The focus changes from the ego-centered, the restricted, tense perspective with me and my life in the center, to an open, more holistic and relaxed perspective which encompasses everything and lingers on practically everything that is here and now. The thing is that awakening is not for the person,…Continue reading Awakening is not for the person