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Excerpt: “We come here for freedom – freedom from suffering. And we learn that all suffering is caused by our own ego and that the one job to achieve is to kill the ego. Some people object to that phrase, but it’s essential to recognize that the ego must be killed, and can only be killed because it’s not Real. What is Real cannot be killed. What is Real is eternal and immortal. But the ego – despite its unreality – is imprisoning our consciousness, in a self-sabotaging thought-form that destroys our happiness, destroys our life, destroys our capacity to be. And unless we destroy the ego, it will keep us imprisoned in hell realm life after life after life. And that means we’re not living at all.” Recorded in the afternoon of Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

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Excerpt:  "Sat Yoga is a finishing school - probably the last of the finishing schools.  Feminism killed off most of them, but here we have a co-ed finishing school… and yes we are here to finish off the ego but we are doing it not by destruction but by allowing it to attain its perfect form and then the ego blossoms into the soul and if we allow it the soul blossoms into pure spirit.  We teach about different assemblage points here.  Each assemblage point is really an opening up to love at a higher, broader, deeper level.  But the essence of what we are is love at every level - even at the level of the ego, which we say “oh, the ego cannot love”, which is true in terms of divine love, but the ego is love because that’s all that is, is love.  At the first assemblage point the problem is the ego’s circle of care and love does not go beyond its own self-image… it loves what is sees in the mirror and it loves others adoring gazes and saying yes etc. and it loves sensual pleasures and that kind of thing – what Freud called the ‘ideal ego’, and it doesn’t love beyond that.  At the second assemblage point the thesis of the egos narcissistic love turns into the antithesis of a narcissistic hatred - anger, fury at the family, wanting to get away, but this antithesis is actually necessary… one needs to break away by hating the ones that would tie you into a small image of yourself that you have outgrown in order to find love at a higher level, and so it is inevitable that one passes through this and then at the third assemblage point feels remorse for all that hatred, envy and negativity and at that assemblage point one enters fully into the ethical dimension of life and then love begins to be channeled in a higher way….  An aesthetic dimension, an ethical dimension, and a religious dimension of life all open up at the third assemblage point and love begins to blossom, one becomes a productive citizen because one loves one world etc. etc… one loves beauty, one loves truth, one loves higher truth even then that which is about the physical plane, but still there are limitations.  So one's circle of love may extend to one's nation but does it extend to those in other nations or does one still demonize people of other countries of other religions, other skin colors etc. etc.?  The love is still not universal, it is not unconditional, and it’s only at the next assemblage point that love becomes universal and all are recognized as children of God…."  Recorded in the evening of Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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Excerpt: “…And within that idea of return there is a crossroads that one encounters. One leads to the bliss of the Absolute and the other leads to nihilism – that leads to an emptiness that is a barrenness. And we have two kinds of spiritual teacher in the world: one who is pointing to the bliss and the light and the power and the joy of God and the other who points to absolute nothingness. And so it’s very important that when you let go of the ego and allow it to dissolve that you recognize there is still an awareness that is witnessing that. So you are still there when your ego has dissolved. You are still there when the mind is completely silent. But when there are no more narratives, who are you that is there? That’s the question. The real inquiry that Ramana recommends of ‘Who am I?’ only begins after the disillusion of the ego when you know you are not that, you are not the traumatized person but you’re the witness. And then you can begin to ask ‘but what is this witness?’ that is still there after everything is dissolved and the mind is quiet and there is actually peace. That’s when you can find the inner blissful Supreme Self.” Recorded in the evening of Thursday, October 18, 2012.

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The Quadrivium – 10.15.12

Excerpt: “The Christians talk about transfiguring the wafer and the wine into the body and the blood of Christ. It’s the theory of transubstantiation. But what it means is that you recognize that Real One, a mere wafer, a mere cup of ordinary wine, is actually simply the symbolic representation of Real Two, the love of God, the act which is the actual body and blood of God. But in our version of transfiguration everything is transformed, all of Real One, and all of the Imaginary of the ego is transformed into Real Two and into the archetypal realization that everything that appears here; including yourself, your own body, your own mind, is simply a symbolic representation of the Real that is God.” Recorded in the afternoon of Monday, October 15, 2012.

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Why Hold Back? – 10.11.12

Excerpt:  “We are here to do what the song just said… which is to Swaha - it means give everything to Rama… surrender every illusion that you are separate from God so that you realize who you truly are… surrender every bit of negativity, fear… every piece of anger, hatred, depression, anxiety… throw it all into the fire… throw everything that separates you from your realization of oneness with the supreme being and by doing that and invoking the supreme presence you will be free of suffering and you will be in bliss and you will be filled with power and creativity and clarity and you will be filled with love and you will know that you are loved and you will know that you are one with the source of love and that love is what is beautiful and love is what is good… love is what is real and eternal and you are that and everything that you might have thought that you were that is different from that is an illusion… it is Maya and if you don’t hold onto any Maya and you can let it all go, you will achieve liberation, so why would anyone hold back?  Why would anyone keep the illusion of some identification that is less than the beauty and the perfection of God?” Recorded on the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2012.

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