Three Stages of Existence
Prakriti Nigam outlines the three stages of existence ‒ Experiencing, Knowing, and Being ‒ and the
two events that separate them, Enlightenment and Self-realization.
June 22, 2016
How to Stop Headaches Caused by Meditation
Headaches and pressure in the head are common problems for
meditators. This article explains the cause and describes an easy, effective method for getting rid of them.
January 7, 2016
How to Stop Thoughts
People imagine that they are always conscious when they’re awake, but in
fact they are usually lost in thought. Once you notice this you can learn to be conscious. When you are
conscious, thoughts stop.
November 28, 2015
Am I Conscious Now?
People imagine that they are always conscious when they’re awake, but if you
observe yourself carefully you’ll see that you’re conscious only when you look to see if you are.
November 22, 2015
When Kundalini Breaks the Last Block
Kundalini activity made the author happy and healthy for over a year — until the night it broke through the last block and entered his head, causing a devastating neurological illness.
May 5, 2000
The Most Effective Cure for Kundalini Psychosis
Kundalini sometimes makes people crazy because it gets trapped in the head.
A Taoist energy practice called “the microcosmic orbit” can prevent this
from happening or fix it after it occurs.
October 16, 2015
How Dada Gavand Woke Up
Dada Gavand describes with remarkable precision exactly what he did that led to his waking up.
This is one of the clearest and most informative depictions of spiritual practice that has ever been written.
June 16, 2014
Our main reference page on the Ashtavakra Gita.
June 23, 2014
Some people consider this poem to be the greatest work of Advaitin literature ever written.
December 10, 1999
Quit Your Pain
A well-written, sympathetic introduction to Byron Katie and her work.
June 14, 2014
An Interview with Suzanne Segal
Shortly before her death, in this long interview, Suzanne Segal said the
purpose of her life had been to suffer fear for ten years without a sense
of a personal self so she could tell people that such a thing is possible. “The presence of
the fear never for a minute brought back a personal reference point. It
never for a minute obstructed the view of the Vastness for Itself.”
June 13, 2014
It begins, “My heart falls over itself in silence / and wraps itself in the fondest way before first dawn…”
May 22, 2014
It begins, “Descending, You undressed me in the night. /
You took my Body and held It against Yours, coaxing me into the silence that I know You love.…”
May 22, 2014
It begins, “There is something that stands shining /
at the end of your life. /
Against all odds you will come to it…”
May 22, 2014
Self-Remembering in the Rockies
In this excerpt from his book All-Amareakin, Tom Anderson recalls a nine day road trip that began with Self-remembering and ended with samadhi.
May 17, 2014
Gurdjieff's foremost disciple explains self-remembering and recalls his first attempts to practice it.
May 17, 2014
An ant finds God in a toilet.
April 10, 2014
What Does He Mean To Me?
The author recalls how Sri Ramana Maharshi's presence
helped him understand who he really is.
February 10, 2014
It begins, "My eyes were empty graves I dug with my own hands...."
February 25, 2000
Instructions for Self Enquiry
One of Ramana Maharshi's closest devotees explains that self-enquiry must be done continuously for long periods of time in order to be effective.
January 23, 2014
The I Flashed Forth
A visitor to Sri Ramana's ashram has his first direct experience of the Self.
June 12, 2000.
An Interview with Byron Katie
Everything now feels like heaven to a woman who was depressed for years, and she calls this state "love."
October 23, 2001
An unusually vivid description of what it feels like to become enlightened.
September 20, 2000
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