A summary of Buddhist meditations

Since the subject of meditation is less clear than I anticipated I decided to sum up a description of a Buddhist to save you 1 1/2 hours of listening. The core of the Buddha's way to liberation consists in the practice of meditation It was by meditation that the Buddha reached enlightenment himself and it …

The subtle violations insensitive people cause

There is always the talk about violations against women by physical force,much underrepresented are the third of more abstract violations against men,but I would like to address a much more subtle aspect of aggression we all have to endure: The violations insensitive people cause by simply not being aware of the more subtle realm of …

50 shades of silence

The silence of being stunned in awe,the silence of fear,the silence of a kiss,the silence of not replying to mails,the silence of 'having been to busy',the silence of not caring, the silence of resentment, the silence of counting on others not knowing whether we have seen a message, the silence of avoiding a debt, the …

Meditation

In my ongoing discussion with blogger "knightMare" we had different definitions of meditation - hers including an holistic and ethical lifestyle and mine merely the quietness of the mind. As commendable as I do consider her other values, I still believe that the clearer a definition is more useful to be used to express oneself …

testing real readers

This is just a quick post for my subscribers only. After 6 years, I have a lot of 'dead' spam-followers who just followed me to read their blog but secretly turned of notifications in order not to have to read my posts. So if you are a real reader, please press the "like" button below …

God 2.0

Michelangelo the creation of Adam

Some believe that god is the creator who made us - others believe in science. Why not merge both points together for a minute and assume that god did create us in a scientific computer simulation? https://youtu.be/xBKRuI2zHp0?end=344 … that would make you a game character What would that mean if you were an android? Anthony …

Worldly entanglement and loss of faith

Doubts are a weird thing: They come and go … and out of the blue come again from nowhere and totally unexpected. Whilst sensuality is the factor which makes us get into relationships,the comfort of having 'an emotional anchor' in such times seems to be a large factor why couples stay together and also why …

The SPACE aliens finally arrived: “We are your crown”

Society had advanced to a level in which advisors were considered more respectable than title-holders. "Show it on screen!" the advisor of the spaceship demanded. press play and read on A galaxy of bubbles could be seen of which the smallest were so small that they could move in between the molecules of the spaceship, …

A total new intake on Yogi Bhajan, his version of Kundalini-Yoga, 3HO and Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

1.) Yogi Bhajan Here is a very valuable webinar from Phillipe Deslippe who wrote the interesting article "From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric, of which I wanted to present an excerpt to you, but for anyone who is concerned about the authenticity of YB and the 3HO-version of Kundalini-Yoga I would recommend to watch the entire …

Why Sodarshan Chakra Kriya is an unknown prevention against the coronavirus

Growing your own sun #4 A big thanks goes out to the faithful reader "Brot" who did sponsor the costs of this domain and webspace, which means no more distracting advertisements for 2 years! To thank Brot for sponsoring this course, you will find one of Brot's comments there. An Indian senior classic yoga-teacher said: …

How to deal with idiots

We all have that problem that there are plenty of crazy, dumb, ignorant and even malevolent people around who spurt out their worthless and hurtful nonsense. The way I do solve the dilemma of wanting to love everyone whilst disagreeing with most is that I do see everyone as a part of the global brain …

2.) critical questions about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

Growing your own sun #2 (#1 here) A lot of doubts came up by readers after the first lesson which actually is good because we can deal with it straight away to help people who join this course later on. (Questions are in red, my answers in blue): "I am much to worried about the …

How to use the coronavirus-quarantaine constructively

There were 20 cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the city I live in. After the weekend there were 53; so overnight I became a frontrunner for voluntary semi-self-quarantaine. I would like to share with you that this is not just a reason for worry and fear, but that there is a tremendous opportunity in this situation …

doubts about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

FAQs Question (summary bold)answerIn terms of the Yogic energy system, what are the effects of doing prolonged practice of SCK for a few hours per day?This is a triangulating question because if I don't give a spectacular answer people walk away (as many did already), but if I do tell you fascinating stories, the focus …

A peaceful common ground for agnostics and religions of all kinds

Religions as well as politics do trigger intense emotions. But a very simple solution was actually written 25 years ago by someone who did sincerely search for god for half a century until he got some wise revelations. Those insights brought my inner struggle between my aversion against organised religion and my search for the …

Why we should evolve faster – and how to do it.

Look at the healthy attitude ancients have towards nature, who can recognise stars we only can photograph in professional observatories: https://youtu.be/ftFbCwJfs1I When being confronted with the damage our civilisation does to the environment the initial knee-jerk-reaction is to blame-shift either "the climate-change-leftists", or "the bad capitalists", but here lies the problem: We all are equally …

Spiritual cycles until 2060 based on 2012

Considering the state the world is in the question arises whether things could come to an end. The comfort is to remember that in nature everything is cyclical, like the seasons for example. One of those cycles are the Indian concept of the Yugas (of which 3 versions are out there). The classical interpretation states …

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 22 – the law of attraction

Here an old classic many of you may already know. If not, then watch it. I just want to add that whilst I find this video inspiring and educating, in my opinion the flaw of that presentation is that it does attach the law of attraction (TLOA) to excitement, yet the tloa according to my …

The psychological implications of internet surveillance on a quantum-level

There are two opinions in regards to being tracked in the web though cookies, Google and Facebook: Some do mind having their data (ab)used and the majority, for the sake of convenience, succumbs to its dominance by declaring that "they have nothing to hide". Yet there is a total different aspect hardly anyone does sense: …

fff: followers for followers 2

I decided to give you today all the remaining links of your fellow followers's blogs. It turned out less than I thought, because for your convenience I did weed out all the websites which were advertisements or seem not active anymore (i.e. which did not blog within the last year). But I left in all …

fff: followers for followers

Since it so happened that last week I coincidentally did feature one of my readers, I had the idea to let all of you know each Monday throughout this month, what a dozen more of my followers do. Islamic Mysticism: https://itsinnerpeace.home.blog/ (< profound!) Art: https://rakupottery.ca/ (<beautiful)https://eennieuwestart.wordpress.com/https://schweizerarts.wordpress.com/ Meditation: https://meditation.gq/ Spirituality: https://your-spirituality.ga/ Numerology: https://numerologynumbers.ga/ physical Yoga: https://do-yo.ga/

Schlüssel zum Verständnis des Lebens #2 : links, oben, unten, rechts

english article here Im ersten Kapitel wurde Meditation als das 'in die Mitte (medi) bringen' erklärt - den Zentralpunkt eines Kreuzes um alle Perspektiven zu sehen.Was sind also die horizontalen und vertikalen Richtungen? 2a.) Das Prinzip von nach oben und unten strebenden Bewegungen In der Tabula Smaragdina, hat Hermes Trismegistus (der eine Kombination des griechischen …

Spiritual question of the month: If you had the power, would you perform miracle healings?

Since a while I became increasingly uncomfortable of writing blog articles, because I felt like 'dishing out my truth', so I purposely took out the sharp analytical style which on one hand did produce the best articles, but on the other hand were a clever way to impose my opinion on others.That's why the quality …

The biggest heroes are the unsung ones

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 20 By our rewarding education we are conditioned to do well and excel; and depending on how much punishment was involved we define our sense of 'right and wrong' by what others reward or dismiss. This is why you see kids who weren't educated in ethics often behave in unnecessary destructive ways …

Is procreation really ‘pro creation’?

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 16 The problem with our religious upbringing (regardless of the religion) is that morals are forced upon us in combination with guilt, so we now face two dilemmas: Trying to overcome our lower nature whilst at the same time having to shed moral dogmas which at times go hand in hand with …

Turn loneliness into a bliss !

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 17 Because those videos are more targeted towards already dedicated practitioners, for more worldly inclined people I want to add that you can also just take a bit of his advice and take one day off for yourself weekly, or if you are in a relationship, use one hour daily all for …

The insatiability of desires

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 12 I have a riddle for you:If a wildfire burns towards you faster than you can run, how can you come out of alive? I tell you the answer after the video. Each Sunday we see a few minutes of wise words here, but I am well aware how this goes: The …

From being an altar-boy via an (a)gnostic approach to the non-religious divine

spiritual inspirational sunday #11 For 2 years I tried to write down my spiritual biography and realised that it doesn't work in a blog for several reasons: The experiences are very individual, so hardly anyone will bother to bring a lot of patience reading themMaybe if I was a very successful person people would be interested, …

Keys to understanding the universe #5: surrender to the wisdom of the universe

What is the difference between the dedication towards the highest, the absolute, and the divine?

  • the Highest = to be "your best you can be", such as practiced in
    • Karma yoga which include high ethics
      (not to be misunderstood with political correctness)
  • the Divine = focus on a higher force ( which is the realm of religions)
    I do distinguish it from the religious god in my two posts:
  • the Absolute = a cosmic state pervading everything (as used in Buddhism for example)

3D: Destination, Disease and Death

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 10 Because we live in a materialistic age it is commonly believed that our physical existence is all that we have, so most people's biggest fear is death, and their believe to postpone it seems to be health. Billions are invested by governments and medical care to poke around the unknown to …

The dark side of the dogma to contribute to society

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 9 Anyone who does good is a good person. Obviously, so it seems. Ways to do it are: Usually by hard, honest workBy contributing to the national gross incomeBy doing philanthropic workEfficiency is a good mean to those ends, because it saves time, money and resources. So why should there be anything …

Dr. Kuppuswamy’s mind-opening dietary advice

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 8 Happy 🌤day, my dear readers, wherever you are! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Sivananda_Saraswati_1986_stamp_of_India.jpg Dr. Kuppuswamy was one of the most knowledgable doctors who will give us his unique dietary advice - unique, because he doesn't explain it purely from the health-perspective, but from the perspective of spirituality by focussing on the Yin (Tamas) and Yang …

Vivekanda’s and Ramakrishna’s outlining of the evolution of enlightenment

Today we get a very profound map about the correlations within our mind, so whenever the information is too much for you, pause the video, maybe at times rewind (with the left arrow), contemplate and maybe even pause it all together. This is how I watched this 15 min video over two days. Because there …

Warum Religionen spirituell blockieren können

{english article here} Nachdem ich 3 emotionale und 3 intellektuelle Kritiken gegen Religionen genannt habe, will ich im abschließenden dritten Teil noch 3 spirituelle Probleme mit Religionen nennen. Während Religionen vorgeben spirituelle Hilfe und geistige Führung zu geben, und sie als Zünder funktionieren, Menschen dazu zu veranlassen nach einem höheren Sinn im Leben zu suchen, …

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 6

Happy 🌞day, my dear readers, wherever you are! You might be puzzled that on one hand I do post spiritual insprationos, whilst on the other hand I am slagging of orthodox religions. This is because it took me decades to see the difference between the divine and an orthodox personalised creator--god, so today I would …

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 5

I just wanted to tell you that those videos are about very advanced spiritual experiences - maybe too far out for many.But I still share them here to inspire all of us (who compared to those people are mere beginners), by giving us a glimpse of the highest levels out there,so that we may keep …

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 4

After watching this video I realised that enlightening experiences are just glimpses into the divine;but by no means the end of the road for us,because we still have to work out a lot of our own stuff parallel of those inspirations.I think enlightenment helps us to see what to gear towards or what gives us …

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 3

Happy 🔆day, my fellow soul-searchers!If you are interested in health and healing, I have some free excerpts from the documentary Heal for you: For the rest of this month HayhouseHealSummit.com will put up a few new videos which are available for one day only before they are charged for.So bookmark that page and watch 1-2 …

Schlüssel zum Verständnis des Lebens #0:ffenheit

English article in menu: spirituality>Keys to understanding the universe #0 0ffenheit für verschiedene Weltansichten Dieses Einführungskapitel ist #0 und 0ffenheit wird hier mit einer Null geschreiben, denn sie hat Null Vorurteile (so wie Jesus die Kinder beschrieb).Je offener man für verschiedene Konzepte ist, desto mehr Werkzeuge hat man an der Hand, um die Mysterien des …

Meditation games to counteract boredom

Ok, so we have the two kinds of people: The ones who propagate meditation and the ones who hate it. The problem is that all Meditators convey is "do it", which does not explain at all why we should sit around and 'wait' for the end.To a real down to earth person meditation must justified …

religion#4 : why religions can be spiritual hinderances

After having told you 3 emotional criticisms, and my cognitive reasons,today I will tell you my spiritual issues I have with religions.Whilst religions claim to offer spiritual guidance and they serve well to kickstart people into searching for a purpose or looking for their higher self, they in fact can lead to the opposite, by …

religion#2 three emotional issues with the three Abrahamic religions

Regardless of their belief I really do salute people of faith for trying to become the best they can be, especially the many believers who sincerely are out to live the peace and love their books tells them to be. Whenever I was traveling in countries whose customs I was not aquanited with, I usually …

religion #1: The religious influence of my parents

In opposition to my father who came from the poorest class, my mother came from a successful business family with an educated upbringing in manners - something I fortunately do participate from until now, whenever I meet people of higher classes or standards. Just to show you how much did change within the last century: …

3 spirituelle Tugenden: Durchhalten, verlangsamen, ausbalancieren

Durchhalten Als ich einmal ein zehn-Tages Kurs Vipassana in Frankreich mitgemacht habe, hatte ich das Glück dem Gründer selbst, Goenka, zuhören zu dürfen, der sagte: "Die meisten spirituellen Anfänger wechseln ihre Richtung oft, aber wer Öl finden will, kann nicht mal hier 10m und dort 100m bohren, sondern muss an der selben Stelle sehr tief …

2 key virtues: persistence and deceleration

persistance I once had the luck of participating in a 10-day Vipassana course in France under the personal guidance of its founder Goenka , who said: "Most spiritual beginners change their discipline ever so often, but if one wants to find oil, it is futile to drill 10 m here and 100m there. One has to drill very …

The comfort to know that any tragedy may even lead to your higher purpose

When talking about health-issues, someone recently did recommend to me the book "You can heal your life" by Louise Hay, which I want to pass onto you. Additionally I want to share a tragic story about a little boy who did cause an accident which then made him go blind. Whilst this is any parent's nightmare, what …

Keys to understanding the universe #4: the right posture

As explained in the second last article of this series, directions do influence us, and even the most materialistic inclined people know since body-building that specific exercises do train specific muscle groups. The same applies to the mind which is known since thousands of years through the many yoga-postures which in its beginning stage of …

The difference between fasionable wellnes yoga and authentic personality work

Prashant Iyengar (son of the founder of Iyengar yoga): The 18 Maha Kriyas of Yogasana    Chapter 6     (2013) In modern pseudo-yog feelings of beatitude, solace and sense of well-being have become essential features. Bliss, beatitude, tranquility, transcendence are all on the surface mind or peripheral mind. It is only the temporal mind which …

The curses of spiritual awakening

People advertise for their believes, because allies strengthen abstract concepts. So religious people, Vegans, health-and sports gurus, or spiritual newcomers are on their "missions" to push their agenda onto others and persist despite lacks of success - simply in order to be "good" - usually by praising how beautiful their new-found ways would be. Yet the …

Keys to understanding the universe #3: hidden breathing techniques

First of all thanks to JV Avadhanulu for introducing me to Vivekanda and his wisdoms, and to David Cook for providing half of the content of this article. In the previous article the horizontal and lateral movements in our body were explained. and this article is based on those theories. Knowledge of spiritual principles is …

unorthodox angles to common concepts: imposition, violation and rape

The obvious current consensus about violations - by far not only sexual ones - is to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and therewith society is protected. Whilst this is a necessary line of action it only gives little comfort to the victims, so this article is about the exploration and helpful angles …

Keys to understanding the universe #0:penness

Index Chapter #0:penness (< you are here) Chapter 1: reflection, contemplation, meditation Chapter 2: left, up, down, right Chapter 3: hidden breathing techniques Chapter 4: the right postureChapter 5: dedication to the higher consciousnessChapter 6: Vivekanda's outline of enlightenment 0pennes to different world views This introductory chapter is numbered 0 and openness is written with …

Keys to understanding the universe #2 : left, up, down, right

In the first chapter meditation was explained as bringing one to the middle (medi), the center point of a cross, to see all perspectives So what are the horizontal and vertical directions? 2a.) The principle of up and down movements In the Emerald Tablets, Hermes Trismegistus, (a combination of the Greek god Hermes and the ancient Egyptian god Thoth), …

The chances in dis-abilities

A terrible decade of constant aggravated misfortunes did one day result in a literal breakdown in the midst of my apartment, so I did break my back and a few years later I had a stroke and two cerebral haemorrhages which totally debilitated me up to the point that I could speak only slurred and …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 5 – his biggest mistake: religion

You may be firm with the psychological term "alter-ego", but there is an aspect I see which seems not to be recognised too often: The alter-ego of any winner are the losers s/he did need in order to succeed. Same applies to anyone claiming the astrological sun-aspect for themselves (which is often taught in 3HO. …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 4 – his dark sides

Now that I did prepare you gently by showing you some discrepancies in Yogi Bhajan's teachings with this article: https://www.academia.edu/4343215/From_Maharaj_to_Mahan_Tantric_The_Construction_of_Yogi_Bhajan_s_Kundalini_Yoga , I want to move on to the by far the most difficult part to convey to excited followers of any teacher they revere. Yes it is beautiful to have ones heart opened by given inspirations, …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 2 – his Janus-face between Sikhism and Yoga

This is part 2 of the article From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric: The Construction of Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga Philip Deslippe which you can read in full here: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6r63q6qn (the first part can be read here) The Construction of Kundalini Yoga When placed alongside the teachings of Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari and Maharaj Virsa Singh, it becomes …