Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..


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Do Not Look, But See...

Hari Om
Monday is AUM-day; in search of meditation

Simple focus meditation today. Set your eyes upon the centre of the screen and no matter the movement upon the video, maintain that focus. Notice how it is possible to observe peripherally and to remain detached from what is taking place. Yes, it is an exercise in viveka and vairaagya.

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A meditation... from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.

For Strength

Hari OM

Sounds-day is for listening/viewing devotional items from and for all ages and traditions.

The Boy and The Philberts

Hari OM

Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.

The thing with saadhana, though, is that if we attempt too much, whether overestimating our ability or to 'look good', it is likely that we will fail in our attempts and we will become stuck, as this fable demonstrates:

A Boy was given permission to put his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts. But he took such a great fistful that he could not draw his hand out again. There he stood, unwilling to give up a single filbert and yet unable to get them all out at once. Vexed and disappointed he began to cry.

"My boy," said his mother, "be satisfied with half the nuts you have taken and you will easily get your hand out. Then perhaps you may have some more filberts some other time."

Do not attempt too much at once.