"We are the open, empty, allowing presence of Awareness,
in which the objects of the body, mind and world appear and disappear,
with which they are known
and, ultimately, out of which they are made.
Just notice that and be that, knowingly."


Suffering is for the mind
what pain is for the body.

Suffering can completely drop away,
when we see the mechanism of the "me" we believe ourselves to be. 

Butterfly @ Garland Park, June 14th, 2011,
6 weeks before our daughter was born.

"Our Self, the light of pure Knowing,
is completely empty and, at the same time,
the substance out of which the fullness of all experience is made."


Spirituality has to be practical.

What do you really want?

Suggested answer:
"Happiness through peace of mind, in daily living, independent of circumstances." (Roger Castillo)

Hint: Thoughts and feelings are also  circumstances.

I spent decades with a deep uncomfortableness; traumatized, depressed, frustrated, lonely... not seeing my own faulty thinking-feeling on behalf of a fictitious identity.

"Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex."

Speaking with other human beings, risking to ask questions, allowing to see pride, shame, guilt etc. makes a big difference: Life is inter-human relationships.

"So there is no need to look for a peaceful appearance of the mind or body in order to be knowingly this peaceful presence. Nor do you need to have any special knowledge. Knowing that you are this presence is all the special knowledge you need. And the more we abide knowingly as this presence, the more its inherently free, unlimited, peaceful and happy qualities are revealed in our experiential understanding."

Meditation Is What We Are, Not What We Do
Rupert Spira

Nirvikalpa Samadhi is a term used in Hindu and Buddhist spiritual traditions to refer to a state of deep absorption in meditation where the individual experiences a profound unity with the universe, beyond the realm of thoughts and concepts. In this state, the individual's awareness is not focused on any particular object or thought but rather rests in a state of pure, objectless awareness. It is often described as a state of complete dissolution of the self into the infinite consciousness or the divine.

On the other hand, Sahaja Yoga is a term used in the same traditions to refer to a state of permanent spiritual realization that can be integrated into one's daily life. In Sahaja Yoga, the individual is not only aware of the presence of consciousness but is also fully engaged in the world of objects and phenomena. The individual is able to maintain a constant awareness of the divine or infinite consciousness while participating in everyday life.

In essence, Nirvikalpa Samadhi is the temporary experience of pure consciousness without any objects, while Sahaja Yoga is the permanent realization of the presence of consciousness in the midst of objects and activities. Both are considered states of spiritual awakening and liberation in Hindu and Buddhist spiritual traditions.