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Excerpt: “In South India the temples are shaped like pyramids with many levels leading up to the top. And although a simplistic view – because there are many more levels that could be inscribed in a physical building – it is accurate that at the higher and higher levels that one rises to, the fewer apparent others can understand one until one reaches that level of consciousness that no one can enter.” Recorded on the morning of Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
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Excerpt: ”. . . Because it is only the completely dead ego mind that enables the life of the Godself to emerge. This emergence comes from the very principle of sacrifice itself. A Sat Yogi’s life is not only an ongoing sacrifice, but an ever deepening sacrifice. The ego tends to sacrifice the easy things first, that which it didn’t really want anyway, that which did not pertain to its core identity structures and images. But the Sat Yogi learns . . . that the sacrifice that had been made is not enough; and one discovers something that the ego is still holding onto.” Recorded on the morning of Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
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Excerpt: ”. . . And so the crossing of the threshold into the portal of that dimension beyond the ego begins with the disbelief, the disinterest, the dispassion for the ego’s illusions and lies. And gradually a recognition comes that one is not only clueless about the nature of outer reality but also of inner reality; that we are not, as egos, in a state of self-mastery. We are clueless as to the real motivations of what we think and what we do, how we react, that the consciousness of the ego mind is governed by a censor that manufactures paranoid fantasies with which to distort any event that is not going its way.” Recorded on the morning of Sunday, January 4, 2015.
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Excerpt: ”. . .Because the I-thought, once it is conjured up from the Emptiness, identifies with matter. And the I-thought becomes linked with the physical body – with what gets taken, mistaken, for a physical body. It is not actually so much a physical body or a physical world, but a world of surfaces. And this is the key point because the I-thought eliminates depth. The I-thought converts the world into only a labyrinth of surfaces; there is no depth. Even though we have a concept of volume, but if you open anything up all you’ll find again are just surfaces . . . it’s all just literally superficial. Where is the within? Where is the essence? The world cannot consist only of surfaces. What is behind the surface?” Recorded during the Planetary Rebirth retreat, on the morning of Sunday, December 28, 2014.
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Excerpt: ”We are here to make extraordinary effort, to achieve God-consciousness. But that effort consists in attaining effortlessness. And the more effort we make to be effortless, the more effortless even that effort becomes. The great paradox of all of this is that duality moves within non-duality, and non-duality expresses itself as duality. But we are to hold both sides of this paradox in the perfect tension that enables the dis-identification from either polarity, and the transcendence of both.” Recorded on the morning of Monday, December 22, 2014.
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