Dimensions of Love: 7 Steps to God by Padma Aon Prakasha (Author)

The souls journey to God, as described by the greatest mystics in history, takes Seven Steps. This Path that Christ, Magdalene, Rumi, St Francis, Kabir, Theresa of Avila and Hafiz walked on was of Seven Spheres or Dimensions of Love.

What is love …and what is it not? Why is love the most misused word on this planet? Is the love between me, my partner and family the greatest love I can experience? What is The Pathway of Sacred Tears? Is there a map of love I can follow? What is Divine Love and what is Natural Love?

What is the difference between the soul and the spirit? What are the Five Deaths we must face before entering Union? What is the True Prayer, and its REAL meaning that Yeshua gave to us, the only Prayer we need to enter Union with God?

Each ascending Sphere or Dimension of Love holds ever increasing, vaster amounts of love, with this love gradually becoming part of the very fabric of your soul. As we drink in this Love, It inexorably transforms our human soul into a Divine Soul. This is the Grace Filled Path where by following divine laws so simple a child could understand them, and through deep desire for God, one reaches Union with the Beloved.

This involves deep humility and a steadfast anchoring into the centre of your own, pure soul, along the way feeling all the emotions you have never dared to feel. To become this Divine Love, we need to realize what love is, what it is not, and the six forms of love.

The Pathway to God’s Divine Love, the simplest pathway on earth, has been obscured by our own forgetting of who God Is: the Divine Soul who created your soul and deeply desires to give you Divine Love.

Dimensions of Love: 7 Steps to God brings forth new, interesting and sometimes radical truths for the soul into the 21st century, and shares it as direct experience.

Padma Aon Prakasha is a evolutionary author, visionary creative force and spiritual teacher. Padma holds the power of great change and transformation, and is part of the new generation of evolutionary guides.He combines all his multiple lineage initiations, teachings and skills into being a powerful catalyst for soul expansion. His ability to tap into the heart of the ancient mysteries and articulate their modern day message is renowned, and he has been described as “unique, provocative, fresh, full of profound integrity, knowledge and experience.’

He speaks and teaches worldwide and is the author of The Power of Shakti, The Christ Blueprint, The Nine Eyes of Light, and the forthcoming Womb Wisdom with his wife Anaiya.

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How to deal with this world’s dysfunction ~ Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart explains why parts of our society are dysfunctional and how to take a balanced approach to dealing with this on a personal level. He says that many people live in a continually dysfunctional relationship with the present moment, which creates an unhappy existence. When millions of people reflect this state of unconsciousness, we end up with a dysfunctional world.
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Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept ~ Michael Taft

Many traditions and mystics talk about nondualism. But what is nondualism, and how have people—from different religions in different parts of the word—described this concept over the millennia?

In this book you will discover the long history of nondualism, from its first roots in the Indian Upanishads, to its expression in Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta, to its most modern-day expressions in the West. If you are a person in a nondual tradition, this book is an invaluable companion on your journey.

From the Introduction:

Nondualism is the philosophical and religious concept that all things are essentially one. It is called a philosophy of “identity” because it sees the entire universe, including any deity, as one unified whole. Although there appear to be a multiplicity of things in existence, any actual difference between them is illusory. Reality is not a multiplicity, in this view, but a singularity. Often in nondualism the apparent profusion of objects and beings in the universe is thought to be nothing other than a fantasy, and the only real thing is consciousness itself. Some, but not all, forms of nondualism include the idea of God, in which case God, creation, and the individual are seen to be identical. Nondualism has played a major role in the religions of Asia, such as Hinduism and Buddhism. It has also made some minor appearances in Western philosophies, but is an unpopular concept in the mainstream Abrahamic religions (i.e.—Judaism, Christianity, Islam).

Nondualism is the opposite (ha-ha) of a philosophy of “difference,” which sees reality as composed of many separate, individual parts, and usually a God who is also fundamentally separate from creation. Philosophies of difference, or dualism, are well known in the West: Christianity, Judaism, and to a large extent Islam are dualistic religions. The Abrahamic religions have had, here and there, a few philosophers and mystics that spoke of a nondual reality, but these have been few and far between.

India is unique in that it gave birth to several whole religions of pure identity (i.e. pure nondualism)
– for example, Buddhist Madhyamika and Hindu Advaita Vedanta.

The essence of nondual philosophy could be roughly summed up as: there is no you, no world, no deity, and no reality apart from the One Thing, which is consciousness. Everything else is imaginary. In this book we’ll examine the long history of this interesting and powerful idea.

In writing this text, it is my hope that the many people in the West who are currently involved in a nondual tradition will gain a bit more understanding of the background of nondualism, and perhaps where their tradition fits into the greater picture.

Michael W. Taft is an author, editor, meditation teacher, and neuroscience junkie. He is currently a meditation coach specializing in secular, science-based meditation training in corporate settings and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including “The Mindful Geek,” and “Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept,” “Ego” (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as “Hardwiring Happiness,” by Rick Hanson, and the upcoming “The Science of Enlightenment,” by Shinzen Young.

He often teaches at Google and has worked on curriculum development for SIYLI. Michael is also an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, a site for exploring what evolution, neuroscience, biology, psychology, archeology, and technology can tell us about the human condition, and was editorial director of Sounds True.

From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist and Hindu practice. Michael is a senior facilitator in Shinzen Young’s Basic Mindfulness system, and is a teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He currently lives in Berkeley, California, and is founding editor of the popular mindfulness meditation blog Deconstructing Yourself.

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Non-duality Talk

Michael Taft is the author of Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept.

Michael writes, “The essence of nondual philosophy could be roughly summed up as: there is no you, no world, no deity, and no reality apart from the One Thing, which is consciousness. Everything else is imaginary.” In his book Nondualism a brief history of a timeless concept, he examines the long history of this interesting and powerful idea.

It’s Michael’s hope that the many people in the West who are currently involved in a nondual tradition will gain a bit more understanding of the background of nondualism, and perhaps where their tradition fits into the greater picture.

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0:00 – 3:37 – Introduction to the topic of the history of nondualism and how it seems to be missing in the larger education

3:37 – 9:46 Early Vedic teachings. First definite nondual teachings in the Upanishads. A reading on turiya from the Mandukya Upanishad. Chandogya Upanishad.

9:46 – 11:22 The Upanishads as teaching texts. The current methodological teaching of Advaita Vedanta being a much later development.

11:22 – 14:38 Advent of Buddhism originating from study of the Upanishads and the three turnings of the wheel.

14:38 – 19:07 The refinement of Buddhist teachings. Emptiness teachings. Via positiva and via negativa teachings compared.

19:07 – 21:18 The expression of nonduality by people in general.

21:18 – 22:41 The blossoming of Buddhism very briefly mentioned.

22:41 – 26:13 Advaita Vedanta. Gaudapada.

26:13 – 29:17 Shankara. Buddhism contrasted with Vedanta.

29:17 – 34:43 The Western religions and nondualism. Meister Eckhart. Epiphatic Christianity.

34:43 – 38:30 Modern teachers: Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, Poonjaji, J. Krishnamurti. A gap noted in the book’s coverage and discussed.

38:30 – 45:08 Neo-Advaita, the pros and cons. Poonjaji’s teachings. Does neo-Advaita incorporate a practice?

45:08 – 46:54 Adyashanti and a paradoxical offering.

46:54 – 54:30 Michael Taft offers a meditation based on the “do nothing” technique of Shinzen Young. Conclusion

Michael Taft History of Nonduality SAND 2011 HD

Modern thought on nonduality has a long and illustrious lineage. Just where and when people began having nondual experiences, talking about these experiences, and sketching out the philosophy of nondualism is a controversial topic: sure to offend everyone! It is a deliciously dualistic topic, in which no air quotes will be allowed. Join me for a fun, lively, and fascinating exchange.

Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life

Published on Oct 28, 2015

Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life (10/07/2015)

How can we trust in basic goodness when we encounter so much greed and violence within and around us? This talk explores three pathways of practice that enable us to bring a healing attention to our primitive survival conditioning, and cultivate the heart and awareness that express our full potential and deepest essence.

“Who would you be if you trusted the basic goodness and beauty that lives through you?”

Nondualism and the fallacies of panpsychism and artificial sentience

Published on Oct 28, 2015

We live in culture dominated by two contrived metaphysical inferences: that the world exists outside consciousness and that particular arrangements of matter in that world somehow generate consciousness. This distorted view of reality feeds the delusory dreams of artificial consciousness so prevalent in the media today, such as in movies like Ex_Machina.

In contrast to science fiction, however, there is the cold science fact of our complete failure to articulate, even in principle, how particular arrangements of matter could possibly generate consciousness. But instead of forcing our culture to revise its mistaken metaphysics, this failure is leading to a new delusion: panpsychism, or the notion that consciousness is in all matter, as opposed to all matter in consciousness. Under panpsychism, consciousness is fundamentally fragmented, just as matter appears to be. Single atoms allegedly have very simple consciousness, while more complex psyches, such as our own, can be built bottom-up by connecting atoms together.

In this video, we will see how both panpsychism and our dreams of artificial consciousness arise from a delusory interpretation of the facts of reality, as available to experience. We will see that consciousness isn’t created, but the framework wherein all creation happens. We will see that consciousness isn’t fundamentally fragmented, but fundamentally one. We will see that individual psyches don’t arise from bottom-up integration, but from top-down dissociation of a single consciousness. Finally, we will see how all this follows directly from true nondualism.

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