The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West by Aldous Huxley

An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the “divine reality” common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley

“The Perennial Philosophy,” Aldous Huxley writes, “may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.”

With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford,he died in Los Angeles, California.

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Aldous Huxley – The Dancing Shiva

Published on Mar 8, 2013

Aldous Huxley beautifully describes the ‘The Dancing Shiva’ symbol (Nataraja, Nataraj, nət̪əˈraːdʒ) of the Hindu spiritual tradition. Aldous Huxley was the author of many excellent books and essays including; Brave New World, Island, The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception.

This audio clip is taken from an interview which took place in London, England in 1961 entitled ‘Aldous Huxley – Speaking Personally’.

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aldous huxley – darkness and light

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David Spero – 1.Lila-Shakti 2. Sat-Chit-Ananda 3. Politics and Enlightenment 4. The Gift of Grace.

I was born on March 24, 1957 in Providence, Rhode Island, on a Sunday, at 2:40 p.m. My mother says that my birth was extremely easy, with little pain, and that I was “completely grown up,” even as a child. In my youth (pre-teens), I was not prone to easy laughter or the common jokes that circulated among human beings. I lived in a world all by myself, thinking, feeling and being led innocently toward a life of relentless spiritual evolution. It would be many years before my spiritual sadhana, or spiritual practices, would reveal the memory of my oneness with the divine.

My parents did not hesitate to inform me that my destiny was to attend “college,” a word they spoke with joy and enthusiasm, emotions that stood out starkly in my young attention, since those emotions were so deeply absent in almost every other part of my childhood.


Spiritual Master / Avatar David Spero in Northern CA.

David Spero – Sat-Chit-Ananda

David Spero – Politics and Enlightenment

Excerpt from a talk by Spiritual Master/Avatar David Spero, whose teachings are inclusive of many spiritual approaches: Advaita Vedanta, Kundalini Shakti, devotion, meditation, Divine Mother

David Spero – The Gift of Grace

Dolano -1.The play of Lila 2. How Can I be sure? 3. Who is afraid to Die? (Part1 & 2)- Enlightenment series


Enlightenment series – Dolano speaks of life as play, the Play of Leela, versus life as a “game”, the win and lose game of Samsara, which is suffering…
Dolano offers a month long Intensive Satsang which is “The Last Satsang” where one can wake up and free the mind from the wrong vision forever.

Dolano Open Satsang | How can I be Sure? Enlightenment series

Enlightenment series – Dolano is responding to the question asked: “In this understanding of who I am (who am I), how can I be sure it is coming from my true nature and not from my mind?”

Dolano open Satsang – What is afraid to Die (part 1) Enlightenment series

Enlightenment series. Dolano answer question regarding spiritual healing, what are the fundamental aspects of it? …healing in the level of the soul – profound healing. (Part One)
Dolano points out: “You need first to come to know who you are, your very nature, which is pure intelligence and health and does not need any healing.” And she speaks rather of freeing – liberating the mind which is still deluded with the appearance and is in the duality – boundary vision and suffers because of that.
Dolano: “You need to take care from the very root. You can’t just cut and cut the branches, they will grow again and you can go on endlessly with that.”

Dolano Open Satsang | What is Afraid to Die (Part 2) Enlightenment series

Enlightenment series. Dolano answer a question regarding spiritual healing, what are the fundamental aspects of it? …healing in the level of the soul – profound healing.
in this part Two of the video Dolano speaks about: Mind is busy with healing the illusion …And shocking situation like Japan earthquake – when mind stops – when everything stops –
A Wake Up Call!

Deepak Chopra’s Leela™

Deepak Chopra’s Leela: Video Game – OFFICIAL TRAILER

Welcome to Deepak Chopra’s Leela™, a groundbreaking interactive experience that seeks to bring focus, energy and balance to everyday life. Leela is a journey of mind and body through play — helping us connect with the seven chakras which are energy centers within each of us.

Deepak Chopra Leela: Interview with Deepak (Part 1 of 3)

Deepak Chopra’s Leela™ is a groundbreaking interactive experience that combines ancient relaxation and meditation techniques with technology to bring focus, energy and balance to your life.

Deepak Chopra Leela: Interview with Deepak (Part 2 of 3)

Deepak Chopra Leela: Interview with Deepak (Part 3 of 3)

Leela – the Game of Self-Knowledge Part 1 to 3

Click here to preview the book “Leela” – The Game of Self-Knowledge.

Leela – the Game of Self-Knowledge Part 1/3

Playing the ancient Gyan Chaupad, the game of understanding life, yoga and the chakras. A recent version with comments by my teacher Harish Johari is called “The Yoga of Snakes and Arrows”, published by Inner Traditions, Vermont.

Leela – the Game of Self-Knowledge Part 2/3

Leela – the Game of Self-Knowledge Part 3/3

Discovering the Joy Within You ~ Swami Amar Jyoti

Why did we separate from God, our true Self, in the first place?

You wanted to play. And in the process, you forgot. That caused separation. You couldn’t have played the way you are playing, did play and will be playing if you were united. You created separation because you wanted to play.

Why would we choose to play? To enjoy! The intrinsic qualification of playing is to enjoy, to feel good. There is nothing wrong with enjoyment as long as you don’t forget your true Self. But with limited ego created out of separation, you cannot enjoy much. That is exactly the point: you lost your joy and bliss and got to enjoyment. Joy is an abstract noun; enjoy is a verb. You had joy; now you want to en-joy. That creates separation.

God was Himself in joy and bliss and He said, “Let Me be many.” He multiplied within Himself. You cannot enjoy without creating duality. You were being; now you become. Be is an abstract noun; becoming is a predicate. That is what makes creation of objectivity and that is exactly the definition of separation, unless by that coming out from your Oneness, Truth and Light, you maintain your Consciousness throughout.

Let’s say there is an Enlightened being and an unconscious being and each is eating an apple. The unconscious one is enjoying the apple very much! The enlightened person may also feel good about it but is he enjoying the apple in the same way as the unconscious one? No. Why? This is the beauty of maintaining Oneness, where there is no separation. The conscious being is not getting excitement and enjoyment from the apple. He is already joyful within; he is just eating the apple. When you identify with the sensual world-the objective five senses-you lose the consciousness of the original Light or Spirit.

The Divine is everywhere, within and without, but you cannot realize this intellectually. Once you get back to your Self and see that everything is within you, including enjoyments, then the distinction of within and without will be lost. Krishna said very clearly to Arjuna, “All this is within me.” It is all One. All that you are trying to gratify yourself with is coming from you. You have lost your original blissfulness. Once you realize this, you will not be starving like a pauper for sense gratification. Your life and whole consciousness will change.

DISCOVERING THE JOY WITHIN US

�You attributed to one million things in the world the joy that is within you. The Enlightened one knows this. When He enjoys something, He knows enjoyment is within Himself, as God does. The difference is: you got separated because you created enjoyment as a separate identity. If you were conscious all the time, you would never have misery, pain or affliction. Krishna said to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita: �There is nothing in the three worlds that I cannot do or enjoy or achieve or possess. But still, while doing, I am not doing. While enjoying, I am not enjoying. It is my true Self only.� He doesn�t go outside Himself to identify with that. Everything is within Him. That is how He showed the Universal Form to Arjuna.

Once you get back to your Self and see that everything is within you, including enjoyments, then the distinction of within and without will be lost. You will not see the inside as Divine and outside as un-Divine. Krishna said very clearly to Arjuna, �All this is within me.� It is all One. All that you are trying to gratify yourself with is coming from you.� ~Swami Amar Jyoti

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