Enlightenment 101: From Ignorance to Grace by Jan Esmann (Author)

Why a book about fallacies? Why be so negative and focus on what is wrong? Well, first of all because correcting wrong notions is an important part of any teaching, second because it becomes an excuse to propose correct understanding in the context of misunderstanding.

For this reason, I have examined common ideas and beliefs that have become widely accepted , but which upon closer examination are seen to be fallacious. Here are a few examples:

* Our only obstacle keeping us from fully awakening is our mind – therefore we must stop the mind.

* To attain Spiritual enlightenment, you must still your mind, detach from all the worldly distractions.

* The very entry point into the ego-less state or the enlightened state is the present moment. The ego can only be transcended by accessing the present moment.

* Our own intense emotions – even negative ones – can be a path for spiritual growth towards enlightenment.

* The common basic definition of enlightenment is that the enlightened one lives in total and constant contact with the divine, that this person’s ego is permanently dissolved in divine ecstasy, and that the person in all acts and words is a pure channel for the divine energy.

* Enlightenment is the understanding that I am everything that is.

* Enlightenment is a process of peeling back the many layers of the ego to experience your true radiant infinite Self.

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Jan Esmann, born 1960, is an enlightened kundalinī shaktipāt master living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he teaches, transmits and gives shaktipāt. The highest teachings are transmitted in silence during meditation or afterwards. Jan is not part of any tradition or represents a lineage. He has been giving shaktipāt since the mid 1980’s but did not fully emerge as a teacher until after 2006.

He has a MA in History of Modern Culture from Copenhagen University, and a B.Sc in Art-restoration from the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. He earns his living as an artist, a writer and a software developer.

Jan Esmann – 2nd Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

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Mercury Retrograde in Vedic Astrology ~ Sam Geppi

We will have the Mercury retrograde from Aquarius to Capricorn on February 6th through the 27th. This is going to be a time where, based on the speed of Mercury and the proximity of it to the Earth, Mercury will appear to be moving backwards.

Mercury Retrograde in Vedic Astrology- Video

Published on Feb 1, 2014

When this happens, things such as communications, and other kinds of technologies will tend to back up in our life. You want to try to get your information mercury-in-retrogradesystems together and make sure that what you are communicating with people is clear before Mercury goes retrograde. Because wherever we are on the “sloppiness cycle” relative to what a retrograde planet rules, we have to deal with that when the planet goes retrograde.

If someone is a Gemini or Virgo, it will affect them a little more because that is their ruling planet, which means their whole nature revolves around Mercury. So for those people, Mercury retrograde can be pretty disruptive. But it can also be a time of enormous introspection, as the retrograde planet is always compelling us to go inward.

I am generally neutral about retrograde, because the truth of the matter is, retrograde planets have enormous upside potential if we are willing to be introspective and reflect on things.

One of the most beneficial things to do with a powerful Mercury (like when he is retrograde), is repeat Mantras.

Krishnamurti’s Notebook by Jiddu Krishnamurti (Author)

When Krishnamurti’s Notebook first became available in 1976, it was soon realized that it was a spiritually unique document giving his perceptions and experiences and describing his states of consciousness. It is a kind of diary but one that is little concerned with the day to day process of living, though very much aware of the natural world.

Krishnamurti, Jiddu born of middle-class Brahmin parents, was recognized at age fourteen as the coming World Teacher. Krishnamurti claimed allegiance to no caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. He traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life at age ninety. He said man has to free himself of all fear, conditioning, authority and dogma through self-knowledge and this will bring about order and psychological mutation.

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
was a renowned spiritual teacher whose lectures and writings have inspired thousands. His works include On Mind and Thought, On Nature and the Environment, On Relationship, On Living and Dying, On Love and Loneliness, On Fear, and On Freedom.

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Eckhart discusses selections from the revered teacher’s classic journal and shares some of the profound “passages into stillness” that Krishnamurti opens for us. Eckhart teaches us about how we are looking for something greater to come into our lives, we are continuously missing all the little things of which our lives really consist. Eckhart explains how Krishnamurti presents us with an invitation to join him in a state of consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle on ” Through the eyes of Krishnamurti
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Krishnamurti – Why is there such Chaos in the World ?

Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 11, 1895 — February 17, 1986) was an Indian born speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects, and was widely considered as a World Teacher. His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a “vehicle” for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the worldwide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world, speaking to large and small groups and individuals. He authored many books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti’s Notebook. Many of his talks and discussions have been published. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at his home in Ojai, California.

His supporters, working through non-profit foundations in India, Great Britain and the United States, oversee several independent schools based on his views on education. They continue to transcribe and distribute his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and writings by use of a variety of media formats and languages.

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