Conversation with Deepak, Vamadeva, Shambhavi: Ultimate mysteries of reality


Published on Dec 14, 2016

Deepak Chopra and Vedic Scholars Vamadeva and Shambhavi discuss the ultimate mysteries of Reality.
How Consciousness becomes Reality.

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Adyashanti – Experiencing the Infinite Reality


Published on Sep 15, 2016

http://adyashanti.org – Adyashanti explores the vast perspectives that we can view life through, and questions the assumption that there is one ideal way to rigorously adhere to. By realizing that no one perspective is correct, you can settle into the fact that—there are infinite ways to view the ultimate reality—and each one of them is magnificent in its own way. By focusing on the choice of which perspective to inhabit, you are blinded from what stands in front of you—this exquisitely beautiful world that you are living in. Letting go of perspectives, your attachments to them, and any lingering value judgments, you open yourself up to the vast array of life that lies at your fingertips in every moment. Adyashanti points out that without these limiting factors hindering you and by diving deeply into your experience, you are able to gracefully step into the infinite reality.


Quotes from this video:

“It’s a human thing to put all these value judgments on the ways that we can experience the infinite reality. And as soon as we do that—we limit ourselves.”

“On this planet, you can experience life the way that human beings have been conditioned to experience it, as a very separate thing: where you are this little human being walking around in this extraordinarily vast thing called life—doing the best you can. That’s one way to experience Life. Is that right or wrong—or is that just one way that the Infinite can experience itself?”

“The idea isn’t to experience life only in one way.”

Adyashanti – The Fluidity of Truth


Published on Jul 14, 2016

http://adyashanti.org – Adyashanti invites you to engage with the moment fully and welcome in a feeling of openness and fluidity, while letting the moment guide you towards its natural fulfillment. You can let go of any need to hold onto your realizations, while simultaneously realizing that there is nothing to let go of. Adyashanti points out that every state has its inherent limitations, so step away from rigid definitions, re-examine our definition of Truth, and open up to the infinite ways that reality presents itself.

Video excerpted From “Behold the Fluidity of Truth”
http://tinyurl.com/qa7mll6

Quotes from this video:

“It’s not that you’ve found a greater, more majestic perspective, it’s about completely relinquishing your hold onto even the greatest realization. There’s a freedom from feeling you have to be in any particular state. And that’s even more free than permanently being in a great state — because every state of being has its limitation.”

“There’s truly nothing to hold onto. And also, there’s nothing to get rid of. From the ego’s perspective it’s all rather disappointing.”

“There’s something deeper. There’s an absolute fluidity of Truth and Reality. There’s an inexhaustible variety of ways in which Reality can display itself.”

Bernardo Kastrup – Religion, Reality and The Meaning of Life: Part One


Published on Jun 18, 2016

Bernardo Kastrup discusses his book More Than Allegory – On Religious Myth, Truth, and Belief. View Here As a journey into the rabbit hole we call reality, its ultimate destination is a plausible, living validation of transcendence. It puts forward the controversial notion that many religious myths are actually true, argues that our own inner storytelling plays a surprising role in creating the seeming concreteness of things and the tangibility of history, and suggests, in the form of a myth, how deeply ingrained belief systems create the world we live in.

In a Universe seemingly devoid of meaning and purpose where matter is all that matters, our souls are at war with our intellects, and the consequences for life on Earth may yet prove disastrous. Maybe it is time for us to remember who we really are – both magician and audience, dreamer and dream, from a realm beyond language where time and space are illusions, and the very nature of truth itself may not be what it seems. We are the universe becoming aware of itself. We know what God cannot know.

http://www.bernardokastrup.com/

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Frozen Time & the Absent Observer Partcipant: Alan Wallace


Published on Jun 15, 2016

“Let’s assume the whole universe is a quantum system… when you take out the observer participant, you have a problem of frozen time. The universe does not evolve, it doesn’t change, nothing happens.”

Alan Wallace, Lecturer, Scholar, and Prolific Writer on Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Is Reality an Illusion? Anthony Peake on NDE, OBE, DMT & Consciousness Beyond Physicality


Published on Jun 9, 2016

Author and consciousness researcher Anthony Peake joins me this week to speak about the nature of reality, out of body experiences and the bridge between science and spirituality. Anthony Peake is a writer who deals with borderline areas of human consciousness. His first book, Is There Life After Death? was published in 2006 and since then he has gone on to develop his own ideas together with exploring the latest areas of research in his field.Anthony has written 8 books including “The Immortal Mind”, “The Out of Body Experience”and “The Daemon”.

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Adyashanti – The Ultimate Nature of Existence


Published on Jun 2, 2016

http://adyashanti.org – Adyashanti explores the ultimate nature of existence and how truth plays an ever-vital role in spiritual realization. He delves into our understanding of the world, and the inevitable haziness and limiting nature of definitions, and how they color and inform our view of reality. Adyashanti offers up a question for consideration: What is the underlying truth of existence?

Excerpted From “Freedom in Every State”
http://www.adyashanti.org/index.php?f…

Quotes from this video:

“Reality is that which exists at all times, in all situations, wherever you may find yourself walking around the face of the Earth. The Truth is the Truth is the Truth.”

“What is true no matter where you might find yourself, no matter what state you might find yourself in—What’s the underlying Truth of existence? I’ve often thought that this is the underlying question of spirituality.”

Andrew Rawlinson ‘THE HIT’ Interview by Iain McNay


Published on May 21, 2016

Andrew Rawlinson ‘THE HIT’ Interview by Iain McNay
Author of ‘The Hit – Into The Rock’N’Roll Universe And Beyond’ and ‘The Book Of Enlightened Masters – Western Teachers in Eastern Traditions.’
Andrew Talks about his life and how he was aware that he was continually ‘hit’ by realisations, small and large, that enabled him to see through his conditioning. ‘The HIT is both a grace and a disturbance.
All worlds are a show..
Reality is open
It is constantly transforming itself
It goes beyond itself
It is where illusion begins

All derangements are connected. Like sub atomic particles they just keep reflecting each other jumping between each other and turning into each other. Just like a magic trick where certainty and deception change places.
It’s a jungle, as soon as you find a path you loose it.

Everybody is looking for who they are ——- but they are nobody
Not only is the world stranger than you imagine – it is stranger than you can imagine. And we are all collaborators in creation.
And what is it to collaborate? To know that we are the mirror as well as the face in it, pain and what cures pain. This is the expanse of spirit: rich and dark.
Yes, it’s the Gods who are rocking us, who are looking for someone to receive them.
There is really no reality without identity, and identity is a show.’

Stephen Fulder ‘Awakening Arrives By Itself.’ ~ ConsciousTV


Published on May 1, 2016

‘The spacious groundless sense of being needs to become part of our nature, to be familiar territory and then awakening
arrives by itself. The ultimate cannot belong to anyone nor can there be someone who is awakened.’

Stephen talks us through his spiritual journey and realisations. From realising that there was no fixed reality when he was a child to having his earlier insights confirmed when he took LSD in his 20s. He was drawn to India and the ‘Mother Ganges’ where he discovered the teachings of S.N. Goenka. Spent time on many retreats with Sayama and other Buddhist teachers such as Stephen Batchelor and Christopher Titmuss.
Formed the Israel Insight Society; distanced himself from Buddhism but fully embraced the teachings of the Buddha and still teaches around 15 retreats a year. Also works in the area of Palestinian/Israeli reconciliation….’There is no way to peace, Peace is the way.’

Can describe his lived experience with great precision and clarity; took part on a study which explored 3 stages:
Stage 1 – ordinary sense of self and boundary
Stage 2 – sense of dropping boundary to some extent
Stage 3 – dissolution
In this interview he explains these stages in detail.

Psychic Abilities and the Illusion of Separation ~ Dean Radin PhD


Published on Mar 17, 2016

Dean Radin Phd talks about the evidence of extended capacities of human consciousness (psychic abilities) with students and faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies.

A New Worldview is Consciously Evolving Humanity

There is a profound shift in consciousness occurring. This shift is part of the intentional evolution of human consciousness by members of the human race far and wide across this planet we call Earth. By being mindful of our thoughts, we are able to shape our reality in a number of different ways.

The Buddha said that “we are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Such statements reflect the reality of focused and intentional thoughts shaping the reality in which we find ourselves in on a daily basis. They display the power of our consciousness in the assisting in the overall evolution of the transpersonal consciousness of humanity.

When the Buddha also stated that everything that we are is the result of the thought-forms we have created and projected, one thing he showed us was that we have the ability to continue our evolution, both personal and transpersonal, until we become fully enlightened and Self-realized. By being mindful of what thought-forms we create, we are able to become an integral part of the evolution of the interconnected transpersonal consciousness of humanity.

Every manifestation of the Infinite Sea that comprises the totality of reality goes through its evolutionary process. In the domain of human consciousness, there is an evolution that can be seen as well. One must only compare the human being from 10,000 years ago (from limited archeological records) with the human being today and see that the higher levels of consciousness, which became accessible after basic physiological and psychological needs were satisfied, were being experienced more and more as the human race moved into the future.

Higher states of consciousness that had interconnectedness and oneness as their base are being experienced by more people, more frequently, and more intensely than in times past. With the consciousness revolution of the 1960s being a sort of quantum leap in this evolution of human consciousness, we have been able to make incredible strides towards the fulfilling of a supramental transformation of humanity.

By experiencing more of the higher states of consciousness with more frequency and with more profoundness, we are able to make personal progress in our shifting of consciousness, which in turn helps in the shifting of the global consciousness. This shift is part of the evolutionary process of consciousness transformation.

The heart feelings of happiness, empathy, and compassion are enhanced in many ways. One of these is through practices such as meditation that connect us to something greater than ourselves. Another is the heart connection with others, close friendships within and outside the family. Yet another is the gathering with others with relative frequency for uplifting purposes such as social causes. Living a heart-centered life helps with the shift in consciousness necessary for the conscious and intentional evolution of human consciousness, as a whole.

As the shift continues and people experience greater stress, over-stimulation, overload, stress-induced physical and mental health problems, the importance of a shift toward heart-based living increases. One could say that given the brilliance of Reality, the framework mechanisms for the evolution of the various manifestations of Consciousness created themselves in such a way that the aspects of reality known as interconnectedness and oneness were stressed as being of the utmost importance, for the good of the Supermind as a whole.

With high importance placed on these elements of Reality, it was as if a direction was installed into the evolutionary processes towards expressions of consciousness that underlined and stressed the importance of them. This direction is the heart-centered approach to life.

The heart-based way of living takes into account that all is One and that subsequently we are One. This interconnected aspect of consciousness increases the feelings of empathy, compassion, and love among humans part of this consciousness matrix. It was mentioned earlier that it seems as if the process of evolution itself, initiated and formulated by whatever mechanisms of Reality began it all, are focused and directed towards strengthening and intensifying the aspects of reality we have come to know as interconnectedness and oneness. Evidence of this can be seen in many places. One such place is in the sphere of incoherence and coherence.

Incoherence, such as when a person feels stress, overwhelm, anxiety, uncertainty and fear, generates chaotic and incoherent signals in the heart that go to the brain/mind and trigger stressful responses. The heart and brain fall out of alignment and as a result the solutions to personal or world problems are not readily found. In the dense dimensions, these negative emotions are registered in the heart and brain’s electromagnetic fields and generate a global stress and incoherence wave that radiates outward into those around us and to those all over the world.

Stress and incoherence are intensified by catalysts such as instant mass media reports of negative situations such as natural disasters, social upheaval, economic turmoil, etc. Incoherence brings about negative results and because of this, demonstrates that the opposite, that being coherence, is what the process of consciousness evolution prefers, and indeed this is seen to be so.

When a person feels genuine hope, care and compassion, his or her heart sends out harmonious and coherent signals to the brain/mind, replacing feelings of separateness and solitude with a sense of connectedness and oneness. The heart and brain are aligned and in sync. There is harmony. The higher cortical functions are enhanced, facilitating objective, sober assessment and intuitive perception. A person is able to perceive more wholeness, and solutions to problems become more apparent.

On a collective level, positive emotions such as hope, will, care, compassion and appreciation generate a global coherence wave whose electromagnetic field goes out into those around us and all over the world. The intentional increasing of the heart-mind alignment and the focusing on a heart-centered way of life have the potential to create a global coherence wave to facilitate new solutions for the problems and issues that the world as a whole faces today.

There is an evolution of the global consciousness of humanity occurring as this is being written. Those things that bring us closer to realizing the intrinsically deep connection between all manifestations of Consciousness within reality are consequently the same things that nudge us forward, as a collective consciousness, towards a supramental transformation unlike any ever seen in human history.

A heart-based life with the projection and expression of positive emotions such as compassion, love, and empathy is a way of life that not only brings about more coherence within one’s life, but also one that brings humanity as a whole that farther down the road of a positively progressive evolution of consciousness. With the conscious and intentional evolution of human consciousness that comes about with a shift towards such a way of life, everybody wins. All benefit.

We are in this together and whatever one of us does, affects the other. It is in each one of our own best interests that everyone else makes the shift to such an approach to life. Do we wish to see a bright future or a kind of dystopia? The choice is ours. Live a heart-based life and see the vectors of human becoming flower into spectacular wonders.


Paul is the founder & director of SHIFT, a conscious evolution guide, author of The Creation of a Consciousness Shift, intentional evolutionary & celebrator of life working to provide an integral role in the positive social transformation of humanity.

All Illusions Have a Reality to Them


Published on Feb 19, 2016

A conversation about the nature of illusion

Joey Lott – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview


Joey Lott is not a spiritual teacher. He’s not offering enlightenment, awakening, liberation, or any such carrot to keep you searching for something else.

Instead, he’s just a fellow person who had the fortune to discover that the willingness to stop seeking for answers, for solutions to all kinds of imagined spiritual problems, reveals the peace of just being whatever is happening – which is all that is ever happening anyway. It’s not a glorious attainment. It’s not morally or spiritually elevated. It’s very mundane, and often uncomfortable – exactly like your life now.

Joey doesn’t do formal teaching. In an ever-changing manner, he does experiment with inviting others to join in a conversation and explore the assumptions that underlie suffering.

Website: http://joeylott.com

YouTube Channels: Joey Lott Completely Ordinary

Books: The Best Thing That Never Happened You’re Trying Too Hard: The Direct Path to What Already Is
https://evolutionarymystic.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/youre-trying-too-hard-the-direct-path-to-what-already-is-by-joey-lott-author/

The Science of Interconnectedness: Cassandra Vieten


Published on Feb 3, 2016

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, co-director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, and co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the State of California, and several private donors and foundations, her research has focused on spirituality and health; development and pilot testing of mindfulness-based approaches to cultivating emotional balance (primarily in the areas of addiction and pregnancy/postpartum well-being); and factors, experiences, and practices involved in psychospiritual transformation to a more meaningful, compassionate, and service-oriented way of life. Her primary interest lies in how psychology, biology, and spirituality interact to affect experience and behavior.

For more information on Cassandra and her work visit – http://noetic.org/

Panel on the Nature of Fundamental Reality moderated by Deepak Chopra


A panel with Edward Frenkel, Bernardo Kastrup, Menas Kafatos, Julia Mossbridge and facilitated by Deepak Chopra.

For centuries philosophers and scientists have debated on the nature of fundamental reality and also the mind body problem and the origins of consciousness.

• Is the mind what the brain does or is the brain what the mind does?
• How does the solution of this problem affect the nature of our understanding of the cosmos?
• Is fundamental reality material or mental or both or neither?
• If a dualistic worldview is no longer tenable as most now believe then what monism seems more likely – physicalist or non-physicalist?
• How does this pertain to current views on the interpretation of quantum mechanics, Big Bang, eternal inflation, standard model of physics, the nature of dark matter and dark energy?
• Why is it important to understand these ideas and how is this relevant to the future of life on our planet and the future evolution of the universe?

The panel will present divergent world-views and try and come to an understanding that seems reasonable and rational and reconciles science, philosophy, and spirituality.

The Unknowable Reality of Things


An immersive visual meditative journey with Rupert Spira filmed in the majestic California redwood forest. This DVD brings the rawness and intimacy of nature paired with the poetic wisdom of one of the most profound teachers of our time. Rupert’s precise words touch the essence of being and take us beyond words to the formless naked knowingness of beingness.

An immersive visual meditative journey with Rupert Spira filmed in the majestic California redwood forest. This DVD brings the rawness and intimacy of nature paired with the poetic wisdom of one of the most profound teachers of our time. Rupert’s precise words touch the essence of being and take us beyond words to the formless naked knowingness of beingness.

An immersive visual meditative journey with Rupert Spira filmed in the majestic California redwood forest. This DVD brings the rawness and intimacy of nature paired with the poetic wisdom of one of the most profound teachers of our time. Rupert’s precise words touch the essence of being and take us beyond words to the formless naked knowingness of beingness. To learn more about Rupert visit: http://www.rupertspira.com

Emptiness the Womb of Compassion, Robert Thurman


Published on Dec 30, 2015

http://scienceandnonduality.com/

We here a lot about compassion nowadays, along with mindfulness, and there is no doubt it is the essence of all spirituality and also essential for any viable society or world. In the famous phrase of the title, the great Indian philosopher Nāgārjuna states emphatically that truly universal and unconditional compassion arises in a being who encounters the deepest nature of reality – or perhaps that compassion is the most realistic way of engaging with life realistically. This talk will elucidate the passage of Nāgārjuna’s Jewel Rosary in which this phrase occurs, connecting Buddha’s revolutionary physical theory with the supremely positive human emotions of selfless love and compassion.

Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, a non-profit affiliated with the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and dedicated to the publication of translations of important artistic and scientific treatises from the Tibetan Tengyur.

Time chose Professor Thurman as one of its 25 most influential Americans in 1997, describing him as a “larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the Dharma, the precious teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, from Asia to America.” The New York Times recently said Thurman “is considered the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism.”

Thurman is known as a talented popularizer of the Buddha’s teachings. He is a riveting speaker and an author of many books on Tibet, Buddhism, art, politics and culture, including The Central Philosophy of Tibet, Circling the Sacred Mountain, Essential Tibetan Buddhism, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet, Worlds of Transformation, Inner Revolution, Infinite Life, the Jewel Tree of Tibet, Why The Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World, and, most recently, with Sharon Salzberg, Love Your Enemies.

Harnessing the Power of Consciousness (Our Conscious Future)


John Hagelin, PhD, speaks at the Our Conscious Future conference in Fairfield, Iowa.

The Bottomless Pit Behind the Word Consciousness, Mauro Bergonzi


The common use of the word ‘consciousness’ easily tends to narrow its meaning only to the subjective side of the total range of our experience. Yet, since both non-dualism and some philosophical implications of Quantum Physics regard reality as an indivisible whole, the words ‘consciousness’ and ‘world’ are just two different descriptions of one and the same reality (respectively in terms of the ‘first’ or of the ‘third’ person), while the alleged separation between ‘subject’ and ‘object’ is nothing but an illusory mental construct. Actually, a deep exploration of what we call ‘consciousness’ in our direct experience beyond words is tantamount to a free fall into a bottomless pit of awe and wonder.

Mauro Bergonzi is a Professor of Religions and Philosophies of India, University of Naples. Mauro Bergonzi has been teaching Religions and Philosophies of India at the Università degli Studi di Napoli since 1985. He is author of academic essays and articles on Oriental Philosophies, Comparative Religion, Psychology of Mysticism and Transpersonal Psychology. Since 1970, he has practiced meditation, always preserving a non-confessional and non-dogmatic approach. After a natural and spontaneous fading out of both seeking and the seeker, only a radical non dualism prevailed in him. In this respect, his long-standing familiarity with the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Tony Parsons has been crucial. In the last 10 years, he has been invited to give regular satsangs in Italy.

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