Category: Freedom /Liberation


In Embodied Enlightenment, contemporary spiritual teacher Amoda Maa Jeevan dispels the outdated view of a transcendent enlightenment and instead presents a new, feminine expression of awakened consciousness for all—one that is felt and known through what our everyday lives are made of: our emotions, bodies, intimate relationships, work, and life’s purpose. This book is a direct invitation to awaken in a profound, embodied way, and to participate in a collective evolution that can create a new world.

When many of us think of enlightenment, we may envision a life of seclusion and contemplation, transcending the body and worldly attachments, or the achievement of karmic perfection. But what if, rather than something reserved for the mountaintop meditator or sage, the call to awaken is meant for us all? And how can we consciously live that awakening in the midst of our complex, messy, modern lives?

Speaking from her own awakened experience, Amoda Maa Jeevan offers a timeless wisdom, busting some of the common myths about enlightenment and addressing topics often excluded from more traditional spiritual conversations—from the connection between consciousness and the body to relationships to planetary health. In addition, she covers the unfamiliar territory of what happens after enlightenment, delving into awakened action, creative expression, and more.

There’s an urgency today to evolve beyond humanity’s current ego-based paradigm, and along with it, a unique expression of enlightenment is emerging. With clarity, passion, and grace, Embodied Enlightenment invites you on an exploration of consciousness that embraces both the messiness of your earthly experience and the non-duality of pure awareness, offering guidance on how your daily life can bring you into alignment with a divine destiny of individual and collective awakening.

Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author, and speaker. After years of spiritual seeking, meditation, and immersion in psychospiritual practices, an experience of the dark night of the soul led her to a profound inner awakening. Then, after a long period of integration, she began speaking from silence in small gatherings. She offers meetings and retreats, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, attracting spiritual seekers and people looking for peace and fulfillment in an increasingly chaotic world. Her teachings are free of religion and tradition, and she brings to them a deep understanding of the human journey, born out of her own experience.

Amoda Maa is author of Radical Awakening (formerly How to Find God in Everything) and Change Your Life, Change Your World, both of which arose out of a mystical vision around the time of her awakening. In this vision, she was shown the key to humanity’s suffering and the potential for the birth of a new consciousness and world. Embodied Enlightenment is based on both her vision for humanity and the conversations on the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry in her meetings with people from all around the world. She lives with her husband and beloved, Kavi, in California. To learn more, visit http://www.amodamaa.com.

Foreword writer John Welwood, PhD, is a psychotherapist, author, and teacher specializing in the integration of Eastern spiritual wisdom and Western psychology. His books include Journey of the Heart, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships, and Toward a Psychology of Awakening.

This Moment Loves You

Published on May 25, 2017

An excerpt from Amoda Maa’s new book ‘Embodied Enlightenment.’

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There are three transformational processes within the evolution of the Consciousness. These are, in fact, three levels of development. At these different levels of development the state and functions of the Counsciousness show entirely different signs. If we are aware of these characteristic signs, we may easily recognize what state of development of the Consciousness we are in: ordinary Consciousness, awakening or the level of complete freedom.

The Level of Ordinary Consciousness

This is the lowest level of the evolutional process of the Consciousness. Ordinary Consciousness is rooted in, and feeds on, past times. The present moment is less important for it, it is only a gateway leading to a future we long for. Future is nothing but an improved and beautified version of the past, a future in which we will be successful in the all the things in which we have failed in the past. For ordinary consciousness, only past and future exist, it lives in those and feeds on those.

In that state of Consciousness the appreciation and opinion of others are very important for us. We want to meet the expectation directed at us, we are pleased to play the social roles that are dictated by our community. We thrive to be good parents, a good husband or wife, useful employees and law abiding citizens. Our willingness to play these roles is caused by our complete identification with those roles. Our entire indentity is based upon those roles. We do not look for true answers to the question ”Who am I?;” we are content to be told that by others.

In the state of ordinary Consciousness, the dominant character of our life is the Ego; we wish to make it larger, brighter and more individual. That is why we are learning, gathering knowledge from others, until the end of our life, in the belief that we will thus become more and more intelligent. Still, we become less and less self-confident, and we do not have enough courage to face the challenges of life on our own. We therefore need a guide, a support. We do not long for complete freedom, we follow pre-determined rules and respect authority.

The Level of Awakening

The advent of that level is indicated by moments in our life when we wake up from our ordinary life, and recognize the reality that we in fact live in the captivity of our thoughts, emotions and social roles. Under the effect of those moments, a profound desire for freedom and truth arises in us. We then begin to search for the paths leading to the desired freedom. We intend to become more conscious and alert, to find the truth for ourselves about who we are and what our mission in the world is.

We no longer want to obey the old rules, old leaders, traditions and authorities. We no longer accept ready-made, second-hand theories and explanations. We are not ready to depend on the opinion of others any more. Instead, we want to acquire knowledge and experience from the world for ourselves. We take pleasure in discovering new things, and we embark on new journeys without fear.

It is at that level that real self-control is created in us. This self-control is not rooted in fear of punishment or hope of reward. Many people are able to develop a high degree of self-control in the fear of Hell or the hope of Heaven, or merely because they want to work together with something they regard as larger than themselves. That kind self-control will, however, only produce temporary results, since it is the based upon suppression. Its maintenance requires constant effort from us. If, for some reason, the degree of effort declines, the suppressed desires, anger and emotions burst out, causing us even more suffering.

Real self-control is not born in us out of suppression, but out of the recognition and understanding of the meaning of Life. That kind of self-control will liberate our Consciousness from the state of identification with the world of Shapes and Forms. It will create a space between us and the functions of the Mind, and in that space the ability of seeing and understanding will be born.

Real self-control does not have any rules, and there is nobody around to tell us how to do that. Everybody must create that self-control in themselves without any external pressure, putting aside all kinds of authorities, and using their own personal experience. Everything created for us by others is transitory, but what we create for ourselves will be lasting and permanent. Everybody must find himself or herself what he or she is looking for.

The Level of Complete Freedom

This is the highest peak in the evolution of the Consciousness. The most important characteristic feature of this level is alertness, the acceptance of the present moment, an openness to the existence, and a celebration of life.

In that state of Consciousness an entirely new dimension of existence opens up for us, showing us Existence from a completely new perspective. The unity behind the controversies is revealed in front of our eyes, and we no longer insist on looking on the sunny side of life, as we are able to discover beauty on the dark side, too.

We accept life as it is, and it is not done under pressure, since that acceptance is the result of our complete freedom. The freedom is, in turn, a fruit of our escape from the world of Shapes and Forms. We have understood and experienced the process of awakening. The time has come for us to take control over our mind whenever it is required by the circumstances. When we do not need the work of the mind directly, let us give it some rest.

Everything will be quiet and peaceful in us. We are beyond all good and evil, we are a mere Consciousness that does not analyse or judge, only contemplates. We realize that the same contemplating soul lives in everybody, so the differences between human beings are only superficial, and deep inside we are all the same. Experiencing that unity will bring us the ecstasy of Life, the perfect joy of Existence.

This article is excerpted from the book, The Chant of the Heart: Enjoy the Nectar of Being…
The of the Heart: Enjoy the Nectar of Being

By Frank M. Wanderer

Rupert discusses liberation.


Published on Oct 30, 2016

Adyashanti – Why We Struggle
Satsang Talk From: Santa Monica CA, 4/10/1999

The Truths We’re Distracting Ourselves From

Dualistic notions, such as birth and death, being and non-being, sameness and otherness, coming and going, are the foundation of all afflictions. Meditating on the three doors of liberation helps us throw away these notions. The three doors of liberation, which are taught in every Buddhist tradition, are emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness. Contemplating these three profound truths can help liberate us from fear and suffering. They are our doorways to freedom.

Living mindfully and with concentration, we see a deeper reality and are able to witness impermanence without fear, anger, or despair. Nirvana is not a place to get to. It’s not something in the future that we’re trying to reach. Nirvana is available to us right now. Emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness are called the three doors of liberation because if we meditate on them, they will liberate us from all kinds of discriminative thinking so we can touch our true nature.

The three doors of liberation – emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness.

The three doors of liberation – emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness.

No Self: The Perfect Communication

The first door of liberation is emptiness. Emptiness is not a philosophy; it is a description of reality. Suppose you have two glasses, one full of tea and one without any tea. You would describe the glass without tea as empty, but empty of what? The glass is empty of tea, but it’s full of air. And the glass itself still exists, whether or not it contains any tea. Emptiness does not mean non-being. There is a big difference between emptiness and non-existence. In order to be empty, you have to be there.

Emptiness is always emptiness of something, just as consciousness is always consciousness of something. When we look into a beautiful chrysanthemum, we see that everything in the cosmos is present in that flower—clouds, sunshine, soil, minerals, space, and time. The flower can’t exist by itself alone. The glass, the flower, everything inside us and around us, and we ourselves are only empty of one thing: a separate independent existence.

The simplest description of emptiness in the Buddhist teachings is this sentence: This is because that is. A flower cannot exist by itself alone. To be can only mean to inter-be. To be by oneself alone is impossible. Everything else is present in the flower; the only thing the flower is empty of is itself.

Looking in this way, we begin to see that everything has the nature of emptiness. Sometimes that nature of emptiness is called non-self. But don’t worry, non-self doesn’t mean that you aren’t there. Just as the glass that’s empty of tea still exists, you still exist too, even without a separate self.

When we look at an action, we believe there needs to be a separate actor existing behind it. The wind blows, yet really there is no blower. There is only the wind, and if it doesn’t blow, it’s not the wind at all.

When we have a thought, we may believe there’s a thinker existing separately from the thought. As we cannot find a blower outside of the wind, nor a rainer outside of the rain, in the same way, there is no thinker existing outside of a thought. When we think something, we are those thoughts. We and our thoughts are not separate. When we say something, those words are us; there’s no speaker outside of the words. When we do something, our action is us. There’s no actor outside of the action.

When we think something, we are those thoughts.

When we think something, we are those thoughts.

There is a verse that’s sometimes recited before bowing to a statue of the Buddha that goes:

The one who bows
and the one who is bowed to
are both by nature empty.
Therefore the communication between us
is inexpressibly perfect.

A buddha is made only of non-buddha elements, just as I am made only of non-me elements. If you remove the non-me elements from me—the sun, the dirt, the garbage, the minerals, the water, my parents, and my society—there’s no me left. If you remove the non-buddha elements from a buddha, there’s no buddha left. Communication is perfect when we can understand that the one who bows and the one who is bowed to are both empty. This is meditation.

If we look at a child, we can see that we are fully present in every cell of that child. If we can’t understand how that child could possibly act a certain way, it’s helpful to remember that the child doesn’t have a separate self. A child’s parents and ancestors are inside of him. When he walks and talks, they walk and talk as well.

When we can see those around us with this understanding, instead of with anger and attachment, we enjoy the fruit of the contemplation on emptiness.

A child’s parents and ancestors are inside of him.

A child’s parents and ancestors are inside of him.

No Form: The Wonderful Journey of Singlessness

The second door of liberation is signlessness. A sign marks the appearance of something, its form. We recognize things based on their sign, but we are often fooled by the outer form of things. The Buddha said, “Where there is a sign, there is deception.”

For example, when we look up at the sky, we see a particular cloud. But if we look long enough, it seems the cloud we are looking at disappears. The cloud has become rain, mist, or snow, and we don’t recognize it anymore.

If you’ve grown attached to that cloud, you may think, “Oh, my beloved cloud, where are you now? I miss you. You’ve passed from being into non-being. I can’t see you anymore.” Maybe you don’t feel this way about a cloud, but this is certainly how you feel when you lose someone who is close to you. Just yesterday your friend was still alive. Now it seems that she has passed from being into non-being.

But in fact, our cloud is still there, because it’s impossible for a cloud to die. It may become snow, hail, or rain, but it won’t become nothing. It’s impossible to pass from being into non-being. Your beloved one is still somewhere there. If you have the wisdom of signlessness, you can still recognize your beloved one in her new forms.

Imagine that I pour some tea from a teapot into an empty glass. When I drink the tea, it changes form. If I give a talk soon after drinking that tea, the talk will have a little bit of tea in it. So the tea is not just in the pot. It has a journey. It travels and has many forms.

This is true for us as well. We are not only the body, thoughts, and feelings we have right now. Every thought, word, and action we produce continues after our bodies have disintegrated. We don’t need to worry about no longer existing. Our forms change, but nothing is lost. Whether the cloud has the form of a cloud, the rain, the river, or the tea, it continues on its wonderful journey.

Whether the cloud has the form of a cloud, the rain, or the tea, it continues on its journey.

Whether the cloud has the form of a cloud, the rain, or the tea, it continues on its journey.

No Goal: The Happiness of Aimlessness

The third door of liberation is aimlessness. Aimlessness means you don’t put anything in front of you as the object of your pursuit. What you are looking for is not outside of you; it is already here. You already are what you want to become. Concentrating on aimlessness releases your longing and craving for something in the future and elsewhere.

You may be running all your life instead of living it. You may be running after happiness, love, romance, success, or enlightenment. Concentrating on aimlessness consists of removing the object of your pursuit, your goal. If you are running after nirvana, you should know that nirvana is already there in yourself and in everything. If you are running after the Buddha, be aware that the Buddha is already in you. If you are seeking happiness, be aware that happiness is available in the here and now.

This insight helps you stop running. Only when you stop running can you get the fulfillment and happiness you have been looking for. A wave doesn’t have to go and look for water. It is water right in the here and now. A cedar tree doesn’t have any desire to be a pine or a cypress or even a bird. It’s a wonderful manifestation of the cosmos just as it is. You are the manifestation of the cosmos. You are wonderful just like that.

Only when you stop running can you get fulfillment and happiness.

Only when you stop running can you get fulfillment and happiness.

We are taught to think that if we are aimless, we won’t get anywhere. But where are we going? We think we are born and we have to achieve something before we die. Suppose we draw a line from left to right, representing the course of time. We pick one point—call it Point B—and we call it birth. Someone is born in this moment. We make a birth certificate for this baby, thinking that person exists starting at Point B. But in fact, the child was already there. Even before the moment of conception, the seeds of the child existed in other forms. Point B is a moment of continuation. There is no beginning.

We think there will be a moment when we stop being. On the imaginary line we have drawn, let’s call it Point D, death. We believe that at birth we passed from non-being into being, and we believe that at death we will pass from being back into non-being. Looking deeply into our notions of being and non-being, aware of the emptiness and signlessness of all things, we touch the reality of the birthless and deathless nature of all things.

When we walk through the doors of liberation, we extinguish all notions. There is no longer any need for fear. If the wave knows how to rest in the water, she enjoys going up and she enjoys going down. She’s not afraid of being and non-being. She’s not afraid of coming and going. She is capable of touching the ocean in herself. The three doors of liberation remind us that we are no different than the wave: empty, signless, and able to touch the ultimate inherent in us at any moment.

Source: UPLIFT


Published on Aug 26, 2016

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Freedom is not dependent on any circumstances. It is not dependent on how you feel or who you’re with. It’s not dependent on how hard you meditate or any old conditioning playing out. This Freedom is radical. It is the Freedom of Who You Are. Who You Are is always free. It is simply aware of what is happening. And although you may be completely touched by what is happening, paradoxically Who You Are is untouched.

by Eckhart Tolle: During a Q&A session at one of his retreats this past summer, Eckart Tolle was asked by an audience member, “No matter how much karma you create in this life — the life we’re all living right now — is liberation possible?”

In essence, the take-home message of Eckhart’s reply could be summarized as “The mind is our obstacle, not the past.” You can watch Eckhart’s reply in full in video #1 below. Eckhart also answered a similar question in a 2011 newsletter in which someone asked, “You talk about Presence and Being as the keys to enjoying form, and creating positive circumstances, or softening circumstances. How does karma fit into all of that?” Eckhart’s reply was the following:

“Everybody is born into a certain external environment. Also, everyone is born with certain predispositions — they may be partly genetic, they may be other things. A person is born with certain patterns, in other words. We don’t need to examine where they come from, but the fact is that a human being is born into a certain environment. It may be violent, or it may be relatively peaceful. A person is born with inner patterns that you inherit. Even painbody is partly inherited.”

by Eckhart Tolle: During a Q&A session at one of his retreats this past summer, Eckart Tolle was asked by an audience member, “No matter how much karma you create in this life — the life we’re all living right now — is liberation possible?”

In essence, the take-home message of Eckhart’s reply could be summarized as “The mind is our obstacle, not the past.” You can watch Eckhart’s reply in full in video #1 below. Eckhart also answered a similar question in a 2011 newsletter in which someone asked, “You talk about Presence and Being as the keys to enjoying form, and creating positive circumstances, or softening circumstances. How does karma fit into all of that?” Eckhart’s reply was the following:

“Everybody is born into a certain external environment. Also, everyone is born with certain predispositions — they may be partly genetic, they may be other things. A person is born with certain patterns, in other words. We don’t need to examine where they come from, but the fact is that a human being is born into a certain environment. It may be violent, or it may be relatively peaceful. A person is born with inner patterns that you inherit. Even painbody is partly inherited.”

“Karma is partly collective, and partly personal. You can only understand karma not as an abstract subject external to yourself, you can only understand it by observing yourself, and then you know many other things. If you want to understand karma, you need to look at yourself. I began to understand what karma is when something arose that was not part of karma at all. Here is the key — the arising of consciousness, or Presence, or spiritual awakening, is not part of karma. It is another dimension that breaks into the karmic realm. You do not become awakened by accumulating, as they sometimes say in the East, “good karma”. That’s fine on this level, you can make the walls or furniture in your prison a little more comfortable, but there’s something totally from beyond karma, that can come into your life at any point.”

“There’s a whole set of conditioning that happens when you come into an environment.
The environment conditions you further, and there’s no choice involved — it’s just influences.
You find yourself in this world with certain unconscious patterns that have become the conditioning of who the person is. Karma, as I see it, is the unconscious conditioning that runs your life.”

Eckhart Tolle’s Definition of God | Super Soul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle says that only through the present moment do you have access to the power of life itself. That power is God. Watch as Eckhart explains why only believing in God is a poor substitute for the reality of God. Plus, watch as he demonstrates the simple exercise you can do to visualize the present moment

Source: Feel Good

‘The whole world bows down before me; I bow down before the Master Peter Deunov’ – Albert Einstein

Peter Deunov (Beinsa Dounov)
, who lived in Bulgaria from 1864 to 1944, was a great and inspired teacher of the Perennial Wisdom, that essential thread of truth running through all the major world religions. He was an extraordinary man who at once embodied great simplicity and tremendous profundity. All those who knew him testified to the fact that he inspired inner excellence in very ordinary people. His teachings are both direct and clear, and will speak to everybody whatever their creed. Essentially they give a prescription for living in harmony with others, with the Earth and with the Divine.

Prophet for Our Times is being brought back into print following Dr Wayne W. Dyer’s desire to share the work of the philosopher who greatly influenced him. This selection of teachings makes ideal reading for anyone on the spiritual path, for it explains simply and directly how to find love, wisdom, truth, justice, harmony and balance in life. It also gives advice on techniques of prayer, meditation and visualization, and valuable information on right diet and exercise to assist inner focus and clarity. Peter Deunov’s wise words will speak to everyone, and will have special appeal to those searching for an authentic spiritual tradition of Western origin.

David Lorimer, who edited this book, is a writer, lecturer, editor and educationalist. He was a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, and is the author and editor of twelve books. David came into contact with the teachings of Peter Deunov some 30 years ago and has since been actively involved in his work

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David Lorimer – ‘Life Story’ – Interview by Iain McNay

David Lorimer – ‘Life Story’ – Interview by Iain McNay

David has authored and compiled several books including ‘Thinking Beyond The Brain’ ‘Learning for Life’ and ‘Radical Prince.’ He is Programme Director of The Scientific and Medical Network and VP of the Wrekin Trust and Swedenborg Society. Here he talks about his life, his influences, and the work of The Scientific and Medical Network.
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Published on Jul 21, 2015

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Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Krishnamurti claimed no allegiance to any caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. His purpose was to set humankind unconditionally free from the destructive limitations of conditioned mind. For nearly sixty years he traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life in 1986 at the age of ninety.

Krishnamurti is a leading spiritual teacher of our century. In The First and Last Freedom he cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom. Through discussions on suffering, fear, gossip, sex and other topics, Krishnamurti’s quest becomes the readers, an undertaking of tremendous significance.

Krishnamurti On Relationship

An excerpt from The First and Last Freedom

If there is real relationship between two people, which means there is communion between them, then the implications are enormous. Then there is no isolation; there is love and not responsibility or duty. It is the people who are isolated behind their walls who talk about duty and responsibility. A man who loves does not talk about responsibility, he loves. Therefore he shares with another his joy, his sorrow, his money.

Are your families such? Is there direct communion with your wife, your children? Obviously not. Therefore the family is merely an excuse to continue your name or tradition, to give you what you want, sexually or psychologically, so the family becomes a means of self-perpetuation, of carrying on your name. That is one kind of immortality, one kind of permanency. The family is also used as a means of gratification. I exploit others ruthlessly in the outside, and at home I try to be kind and generous. How absurd! Or the world is too much for me, I want peace and I go home. I suffer in the world and I go home and try to find comfort. So I use relationship as a means of gratification, which means I do not want to be disturbed by my relationship.

Thus relationship is sought where there is mutual satisfaction, gratification; when you do not find that satisfaction you change relationship; either divorce or else you move from one relationship to another until you find what you seek, which is satisfaction, gratification, a sense of self-protection and comfort… Relationship is sought where there can be security, where you as an individual can live in a state of security, in a state of gratification, in a state of ignorance, all of which creates conflict, does it not? If you do not satisfy me and I am seeking satisfaction, naturally there must be conflict, because we are both seeking security in each other; when that security becomes uncertain you become jealous, you become violent, you become possessive and so on. So relationship invariably results in possession, in condemnation, in self-assertive demands for security, for comfort and for gratification, and in that there is naturally no love.

We talk about love, we talk about responsibility, duty, but there is really no love; relationship is based on gratification, the effect of which we see in the present civilization. The way we treat our wives, our children, neighbors, friends, is an indication that in our relationship there is really no love at all. It is merely a mutual search for gratification. As this is so, what then is the purpose of relationship? What is its ultimate significance?

If you observe yourself in relationship with others, do you not find that relationship is a process of self-revelation? Does not my contact with you reveal my own state of being if I am aware, if I am alert enough to be conscious of my own reaction in relationship? Relationship is really a process of self-revelation, which is a process of self-knowledge; in that revelation there are many unpleasant things, disquieting, uncomfortable thoughts, activities. Since I do not like what I discover, I run away from relationship…

Therefore, relationship has very little significance when we are merely seeking mutual gratification but becomes extraordinarily significant when it is a means of self-revelation and self-knowledge. After all, there is no relationship in love, is there? It is only when you love something and expect a return of your love that there is a relationship. When you love, that is when you give yourself over to something entirely, wholly, then there is no relationship.

If you do love, if there is such a love, then it is a marvelous thing. In such love there is no friction, there is not the one and the other, there is complete unity. It is a state of integration, of complete being. There are such moments, such rare, happy, joyous moments, when there is complete love, complete communion. What generally happens is that love is not what is important but the other, the object of love becomes important; the one to whom love is given becomes important and not the love itself.

Then the object of love, for various reasons, either biological, verbal or because of a desire for gratification, comfort and so on, becomes important and love recedes. Then possession, jealousy and demands create conflict and love recedes further and further…

Relationship is self-revelation; it is because we do not want to be revealed to ourselves that we hide in comfort, and then relationship loses it extraordinary depth, significance and beauty. There can be true relationship only when there is love, but love is not the search for gratification. Love exists only when there is self-forgetfulness, where there is complete communion, not between one or two, but communion with the highest; and that can only take place when the self is forgotten.

Source: Ram Dass

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A Reading of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Book ‘The First & Last Freedom’.

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One of very few people advocating taking individual responsibility for the state of the world.

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This book is the story of my 40 years of intense spiritual seeking in several countries and with many teachers – the mistakes, the pitfalls and the elusive bliss along the way and, finally, spiritual finding when the truth is revealed! I hold nothing back. My entire life is packed into these pages.


Nurit Oren, CPCC, is a Canadian certified professional Co-Active coach, a certified Witz Management/Leadership trainer and certified Art of Transformation guide. She is also a published author and an award winning playwright. Over the past 20 years Nurit has helped countess individuals from all walks of life making life changing decisions from the heart by creating a safe space for inner wisdom and courage to guide them in the right direction and free them from being stuck in unwanted situations.

Having dedicated most of her life to the study of Yoga, meditation, spirituality and metaphysics, Nurit excels as a communication, behavior and spiritual consultant. Her background also includes public speaking, coaching speakers, and conducting self-development courses and seminars throughout the USA, Canada, the UK and Hungary.

Nurit Oren ‘The Blonde On The Rocky Road to Freedom’ Interview by Iain McNay

Published on Feb 20, 2016

Nurit Oren ‘The Blonde On The Rocky Road to Freedom’ Interview by Iain McNay
Author of ‘The Blind Leading The Blonde On The Road To Freedom.’ Nurit was born in Israel, her parents were atheist Jewish pioneers – in a Kibbutz where the kids lived separately – there was no family unit to relate to – was allowed to be wild/play naked. But all changed when family moved to Canada. In her late teens served in the Israeli army for two years where she was stationed in Gaza where it was very dangerous. One day she hitchhiked to the wailing wall in Jerusalem and stuck a piece of paper between the cracks saying ‘ I want to find true love, divine love, the love of God that is pure, unchanging and everlasting.’
Found books by Muktananda and went to live in his ashram in India where she was a dedicated disciple. There she got up at 3am every day – then meditation then chanting then work no breakfast, then chanting then lunch then work then more chanting then work, then dinner. There was no socialising at all. She had a kundalini awakening then decided to stay indefinitely.But Muktananda died.

Moved to Toronto, found a teacher called Dr Mills and stayed with him for 15 years. She had then been on a spiritual path for 40 years and still didn’t feel free.

Met Gabor Harsanyi , ‘It’s very simple. Look at me and feel your hand without looking at it. Notice that your mind will stop.’ When she did this something shifted inside her…she felt a very subtle sensation of wellness and peace. ‘Now I get it’ she realised ‘This is it….this is what I have been searching for.’

There are a thousand books that talk about spiritual awakening and enlightenment, and while you read them you may be inspired, you may be impressed with the wisdom of the author, but you don’t awaken, you just continue seeking. In this remarkable book, Salvadore Poe guides you step by step to awakening. Liberation IS is intended as a final push for those who are ready to be finished seeking. Through inquiries and experiments you are guided to recognize your free essential being, and to realize that you are whole and complete and lack nothing, exactly as you are now. When this is clearly seen and becomes doubtless, seeking ends naturally, by itself. As one person said who went through these inquiries, “Now, even if I find it hard to believe, all that seeking has completely lost any sense.”

Excerpt from the editor’s foreword, “I did the inquiry sessions, and they changed what I knew about myself, forever. After that, no more looking for teachers and retreats, no more spiritual seeking. Knowing who I am – essentially free, unborn, whole and complete – was all I needed to know. Sal, in the most direct and simple way, pointed out this essential truth from the beginning.” Lola Lozano

Excerpt from the preface. “This book is not intended as another spiritual book, of which there are already thousands. It is intended to help you to be finished seeking. And it is not intended as a means to transcend your humanity, but to embrace your humanity in total.” Salvadore Poe

The book includes Inquiries, Experiments, Questions and Answers, all intended for you, the reader, to come to know for yourself that you are now and always have been free.

Look Inside Salvadore Poe is a musician from New York, who in 1997 had a life changing experience that propelled him on several years of intensive self-inquiry. Traveling wherever he needed to go to meet teachers, and meeting many authentic ones, he eventually wound up living in India with two revered sages. In 2004, after years of meditation and countless mystical, transcendent experiences, he finally met his last teacher. Eight years later, while he was living an ordinary life making music in India, someone he met asked him to share and this work was born.

Awakening, Your Nature is Love

When we awaken to our true nature, or natural default human condition, we discover that we are free already. This freedom is all-inclusive, void of comparison, void of feelings of lack or incompleteness. This that we call liberation or enlightenment reveals that our true nature is natural love. It is as we were when we came out of the womb and is the same now. All spiritual seeking ends up here.


The world’s great philosophers and spiritual leaders teach us that happiness depends on how we look at life. In Higher, Charles Hanna explores why and how we can create the best possible outlook. By finding our Higher Perspective, Higher Power, and Higher Purpose, he demonstrates how we can challenge our demons and become our best selves. His experience of physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery and his applications will resonate powerfully with all readers.

As a young man, Hanna emigrated from Egypt to Canada where he got an education and followed his dreams. From one perspective, his life was perfect—his family grew, his businesses flourished; yet, his doubt and addiction quietly destroyed him. It was not until Hanna finally hit bottom that he discovered the tools to achieve true personal freedom and happiness—a Higher life. Through his firsthand experience and his understanding of human nature, neuroscience, and life management, Hanna provides readers with practical and practicable techniques and ideas so that everyone can apply the Higher way to their daily routines and to their dreams.

Hanna’s engaging voice, fascinating realizations, and depth of understanding make Higher a valuable book for anyone, religious or otherwise, who wants to find greater meaning, beauty, and success in their lives.

Charles Hanna is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Brains II a third-party technology provider that he began in a basement in 1979 and built into Canada’s largest independent service consolidation company with offices in all of the major cities in the country. A devoted father of three children, Hanna is involved with a range of charities including organizations that help with cancer treatment, artists, and displaced or handicapped people. He has a particularly soft spot for children and animals, and contributes his personal time in various ways to the YMCA and animal shelter groups. He divides his time between Toronto and Los Angeles.


Published on Jan 13, 2016

Amoda talks about the threads that weave together the false coat of protection that keeps us in our comfort zone , and how true freedom comes when we are willing to unravel the core thread that keeps it all in place. Recorded on the Friday evening session of a Weekend Satsang Intensive in Seattle, Washington, December 2015.

There are pivotal moments in the lives of all seekers when we realize that we’ve been traveling on our path of growth toward happiness and ful­fillment, but, simply put, we want to go faster. How we have been living, working, and loving just isn’t enough or even acceptable anymore. We know we’re being called to something more signi­ficant and expanded—we can feel it. At these times what’s needed is not simply more change or an adjustment in our outer life, but profound transformation. We don’t just want to rearrange the pieces of ourselves so that they look better temporarily. We want nothing less than rebirth. We are ready for Soul Shifts.

Soul Shifts is the groundbreaking new book from New York Times best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. Now, in her most powerful offering yet—and the culmination of her life’s work—Dr. De Angelis offers a practical handbook for awakening, and a brilliant revisioning of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation that will inspire and enlighten longtime seekers as well as new arrivals to the path of growth.

Soul Shifts are radical, vibrational internal shifts that spontaneously and inevitably transform the way you relate to yourself, to others, and to the world. For transformation to be real and lasting, it must originate from the inside out, so that instead of trying to constantly micromanage everything, you operate from true mastery at the deepest level of who you are—the soul level.
When you learn how to make these “Soul Shifts” on the inside, everything on the outside of your life shifts. Places where you’ve felt stuck or confused become illuminated with new clarity and understanding. Obstacles turn into possibilities, dead ends transform into doorways, and challenges convert into astonishing maps leading you to exciting new territories . . . all because you have made a Soul Shift.

A masterful and moving teacher, Dr. De Angelis will offer you illuminating guidance and invaluable techniques for living a life of practical spirituality and making your own personal Soul Shifts. Written with Barbara De Angelis’s trademark eloquence, keen insight, and compassionate wisdom, Soul Shifts takes you on nothing less than a sacred inner journey to emotional and spiritual rebirth and lasting attainment. Reading it will leave you truly and authentically uplifted and transformed.

DR. BARBARA DE ANGELIS is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual transformation. A renowned author, speaker, and media personality, she has earned legendary status as one of the first people who helped popularize the self-help movement in the 1980s.
Dr. De Angelis has written 14 best-selling books that have sold over 10 million copies and been published in 25 languages, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers. She has starred in her own television shows on CNN, CBS, and PBS; and has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the TODAY show, and Good Morning America.
Dr. De Angelis is President of Shakti Communications, Inc., dedicated to bringing enlightened messages to the world through her work. She offers seminars, retreats, online courses, and training programs to all those longing to live a life of mastery, fulfillment, and freedom. She is delighted to be a resident of Santa Barbara, California.
Please visit: http://www.barbaradeangelis.com

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Soul Shifts with Dr. Barbara DeAngelis: Get Conscious Now! November 2015 –

Published on Dec 24, 2015

Best-selling author and a “mother of the personal growth movement”, Dr. Barbara De Angelis shares her insights and practices of vibrational presence with Patricia and Stu in this enlightening episode. If you want to live a richer, more delicious life NOW, this program is for you!!! And, of course, on point segments of Stu’s Views and Quantum Quotes provide the icing on this most tasty program. Bon Appetit!

Barbara De Angelis: Soul Shifts

Published on Apr 30, 2015

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There are pivotal moments in life when we realize that how we have been living, working, and loving just isn’t enough or even acceptable anymore. At these times what’s needed is not simply more change or an adjustment in our outer life, but profound transformation. New York Times best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher, Dr. Barbara De Angelis, offers a practical guide for transformation from the inside out. Dr. De Angelis is a renowned author, speaker, and media personality, who has earned legendary status as one of the first people who helped popularize the self-help movement in the 1980s. Dr. De Angelis has written 14 best-selling books that have sold over 10 million copies and been published in 25 languages, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers. She has starred in her own television shows on CNN, CBS, and PBS; and has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the TODAY show, and Good Morning America.

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