Joseph Campbell has described Lord Shiva’s dance as the “Dance of the Universe”. It was used to convey the underlying energy, intelligence, rhythm, unity, and beauty of the nature of reality. The original dance done by Siva has been lost to time but the statue depicting the dance, known as the Nataraja, conveys the majesty and power of the dance of the first yogi. - See more at:
Joseph Campbell has described Lord Shiva’s dance as the “Dance of the Universe”. It was used to convey the underlying energy, intelligence, rhythm, unity, and beauty of the nature of reality. The original dance done by Siva has been lost to time but the statue depicting the dance, known as the Nataraja, conveys the majesty and power of the dance of the first yogi. - See more at:


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Joseph Campbell has described Lord Shiva’s dance as the “Dance of the Universe”. It was used to convey the underlying energy, intelligence, rhythm, unity, and beauty of the nature of reality. The original dance done by Siva has been lost to time but the statue depicting the dance, known as the Nataraja, conveys the majesty and power of the dance of the first yogi. - See more at:
Joseph Campbell has described Lord Shiva’s dance as the “Dance of the Universe”. It was used to convey the underlying energy, intelligence, rhythm, unity, and beauty of the nature of reality. The original dance done by Siva has been lost to time but the statue depicting the dance, known as the Nataraja, conveys the majesty and power of the dance of the first yogi. - See more at:
Joseph Campbell has described Lord Shiva’s dance as the “Dance of the Universe”. It was used to convey the underlying energy, intelligence, rhythm, unity, and beauty of the nature of reality. The original dance done by Siva has been lost to time but the statue depicting the dance, known as the Nataraja, conveys the majesty and power of the dance of the first yogi.

I first encountered Shiva in Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, the series of interviews with Bill Moyers on PBS in 1988. He did a marvelous job of explicating the iconic image of Shiva Nataraja (Shiva, Lord of the Dance), right. Shiva does the cosmic Dance of Bliss inside a ring of fire—the world of illusion—to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for Brahma to create everything anew.

He has four arms and two legs, and every aspect of his pose is a carefully constructed symbol. Dr. Richard Stromer explains it beautifully:

The contents of the upper two of Nataraja’s outstretched hands are meant to demonstrate the eternal balance between the forces of creation and those of destruction. In the upper right hand, Shiva holds the sacred damaru, a drum in the shape of an hourglass, with which Shiva beats out the rhythm of his dance and with it the ceaseless creation of the universe and all of its infinite forms.

This drum, writes Joseph Campbell, “is the drum of time, the tick of time which shuts out the knowledge of eternity,” as a result of which “we are enclosed in time.” Moreover, it is said to signify the primordial sound from which all things emanate, connoting in Heinrich Zimmer’s words “Sound, the vehicle of speech, the conveyer of revelation, tradition, incantation, magic, and divine truth.”

Opposed to this force of creation as represented by the drum is the flame of extinction held in Shiva’s upper right hand. That flame symbolizes all of Shiva’s awesome powers of destruction, the terrible but necessary burning away of all things existing in time and space, the fire which, Campbell writes, “burns away the veil of time and opens our minds to eternity.”

While the lower right hand is held in a palm-outward gesture said to signify the reassurance of the god that those approaching this image should “fear not,” the lower left hand is gracefully pointed downward in the classical dance position is known as “elephant hand,” signifying the concept of spiritual teaching.

“Where an elephant has gone through the jungles,” observes Cambpell, “all animals can follow, and where a teacher leads the way disciples follow.” Zimmer also points out that this hand gesture is also meant to remind us of the god Ganesha, Shiva’s son, who is called the “Remover of Obstacles.”

He stands on—and crushes—a dwarfish imp representing forgetfulness, heedlessness, confusion, and willful ignorance. Shiva’s long, matted tresses, usually piled up in a knot, loosen during the dance and crash into the heavenly bodies, knocking them off course or destroying them utterly. The snake swirling around his waist is kundalini, the Shakti or divine force that resides in everything. Shiva’s stoic face denotes his neutrality, his ability to keep all things in balance.

Josephs exact version

Lord of the Cosmic Dance

The famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell, commented on Shiva Nataraja:

The upper right hand of the dancing god holds a little drum shaped like an hourglass, the rhythm of which is the world-creating beat of time, which draws a veil across the face of eternity, projecting temporality and thereby the temporal world.

The extended left hand holds the flame of spiritual light that burns the veil of maya (illusion) away, thus annihilating the world and revealing the void of eternity.

The second right hand is tin the “fear-dispelling” posture, Shiva is aying don't be afraid it's alright, everything is all right, and the second left, lifted across the chest, pointing to the raised left foot, is in a position known as “elephant hand,” signifying “teaching and memory of all things”, for where an elephant has gone through the jungles all animals (animal nature) can follow, and where a teacher leads the way disciples follow.

The left foot, to which the “teaching hand” points, is lifted to symbolize “release from this egoic/matrix world of Maya/illusion,” while the right foot stamping on the back of a dwarf named “Forgetfulness” the forgetfulness of the things of the temporal/matrix world, and the remembrance of things which are above, in the god conscious state.

The dwarf is gazing in fascination at the poisonous world-serpent, representing thus man’s psychological attraction to the realm of his bondage in unending birth, suffering, and death, but the Snake also brings forth new life, but one must know how to tame it.That's the kundalini.

The god’s head, meanwhile is poised, serene and still, in the midst of all movement of creation and destruction represented in the rhythm of the rocking arms and slowly stamping right heel.

His right earring is a man’s, his left a woman’s, for he includes and transcends the pairs of opposites.

His streaming hair is that of a yogi, flying now however in a dance of life. Among its strands is tucked a skull, but also a crescent moon, a datura flower, from the plant of which an intoxicant is distilled, and finally, a tiny image of the goddess Ganges – for it is Shiva, we are told, who receives on his head the first impact of that heavenly stream as it falls to earth from on high.

From the mouth of a double-headed mythological water monster called a makara the flaming aureole issues by which the dance is enclosed; and the position of his head, arms, and lifted leg with this frame suggests the sign of the syllable OM.

(Source: Campbell, Joseph. 1974. The Mythic Image. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.)

Jsesus "your enemies are those of your own house" it means the battlefield is WITHIN your own consciousness, this is the entire bible story. You don't fight against real flesh and blood, but against the lower ego mind, often referred to the Devil, Satan, Ball, Hell, the underworld, sheol, tarturus, valley of vin hinnom, etal, these things refer to the first three levels of consciousness or the first three chakras of the body, the war is against these things that are below the diaphragm in the swampy lower nature, where Moses (the intellect), brings his people (thoughts), to safety, through this great sea of reeds.

He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house. Prov. 15:27

His own house is the mind.

by Swami Nirmalananda Giri

Most of us have heard the story of the centipede who, when asked how he managed to walk with so many legs, could no longer do so, but tangled his legs hopelessly in the attempt to intellectually figure it out and ended up on his back, helpless. This is not unlike the person who attempts to plumb the depths of ancient scriptures.

Right away it becomes evident that they consist of incalculable layers, nearly all symbolic in nature.

Furthermore, the meanings of the symbols are not consistent, changing according to the levels on which they occur. For example, on one level water symbolizes the turbulent mind, on another level the constant flux of samsara, and on another the subtle life-currents known as prana. This being the case, our Western linear mode of thought becomes as entangled and disabled as the fabled centipede.

Shiva snuck up on me.

I was attracted to Buddhism, especially Zen, because of the emphasis on meditation. In Buddhism I was exposed to Kuan Yin - and She led me to Kali. Then there was this guy that Kali was dancing on - some guy named Shiva. Turns out he is "the God of meditation and transcendence".

In the west due to religious brainwashing and closed minds, most of us grew up believing that Hindu gods, the bhagavad Gita and krishne etc.. were the devil, and we were taught thay worshipped the devil. Stupid westeners live in the dark.

Pat Opposum head Robertson once said on his 700 club hour, that Shiva represented the devil/satan, and that people should be very careful about embracing this dangerous Hindu cult religion. In fact it is opposum head himself that is the cult.

I remember Hare Krishnas offering the Bhagavad gita at airports as I was in the military at the time and was a frequent flyer, I never took one of those books, I had no idea what it was about, after all I was traditional Jesus believer. All that hindu stuff was of the devil.

Fast forward 30 years, and after spending the last 24 years reading books by Bhagwan rajneesh, Joseph Campbell and many others, I began to see differently, that these gods, were simply mythological gods, and that they actually represented things that go on in the transformation of consciousness. This was a revelation, and to listen to Joseph Campbell break down the meaning of Shivas four arms and hand postures is very enlightening.

Looking back I now see that it was the Christian religion that everything wrong, all the way up to the neck collar.

Christians will point out that gods like shiva are the devil because the pictogram has four arms, they fail to mention about the monstrous three headed god of the Old testament, God the destroyer in the Old testament of the bible is virtually the same type as Shiva, being a destroyer, but just what is it that the god of the Bible and Shiva are actually destroying, is it Literal people or is things that lurk within our own field of consciousness?

This world must pass away

“The fashion of this world passeth away,” said Saint Paul (I Corinthians 7:31).

The word translated “fashion” in the sense of exterior appearance is schema, which means a figure or outline of something, either visual or ideational, a mere thought or “scheme” rather than a thing of actual substance. From this we see that Saint Paul considered the world to be a mere appearance, a temporary “thought” in the mind of God and man. And so did Krishna.

shiva, the world-destroyer, who unites the soul to the eternal

Notice it says that Shiva unites the soul/light with the eternal

This understanding removes Shiva from being a graven image as Christians like to point out, all the while they wear a cross and bloody dead Jew around their necks, that's the real graven image, not Shiva.

Shiva stands for the eternal process of creation and transformation, and there's nothing graven in that image at all.

Shiva is the destroyer, the destroyer of what? the ego!

Swami Chidand Saraswati

In the trinity of gods - Bramha, Vishnu and Shiva - Lord Shiva is the one who destroys or dissolves that which is old and impure, in order to make room for a new creation of that which is pure and divine. Lord Shiva annihilates our egos, our attachments and our ignorance. Many fear Lord Shiva's destructive capacity, and yet it is destruction for the purpose of regeneration Without death, life cannot begin anew. Without the annihilation of old habits, attachments and ego, we cannot progress toward the goal of God realization.

The stories and the messages of Bhagwan Shiva are innumerable; however, one of the most important is the story of how He - for the sake of humanity - swallowed the poison which emerged from the ocean or collective unconscious.

Shiva as Mahadeva - the Swallower of the Poison

The story says that the Gods and their brothers, the Demons, were churning the ocean (moving through life mired in the collective unconscious) in search of the pot of the nectar of immortality (the higher consciousness), However, after a great deal of effort (effort implies hardness or ego, the way is effortless), what emerged was not nectar, but poison!!

The Gods and demons knew that in order to continue churning, and ultimately to unearth the Divine nectar, they could not simply toss the poison aside. Someone had to drink it, But, naturally, no one was willing to drink the poison. Everyone had some excuse for why he or she was too valuable to be sacrificed. Finally, Bhagwan Shiva came forward and said "I will drink the poison (the lower ego consciousness) if it will preserve peace and enable my brothers and sisters to attain the nectar of immortality."

However, if He swallowed the poison it would harm His internal organs and His physical body. If He spit it out, it would destroy the world. Thus, He kept it in His throat - hence the name Neelkanth (which means ''blue throat") - and sat peacefully in meditation for eternity.

Poison in Our Own Lives

In our lives, in our families, so much poison emerges - between parents and children, between husband and wife, between this religion and that religion, this friend and that friend. We wait and wait for the divine nectar to emerge, but it seems that only poison comes. So many times people come to me, complaining, "But why should I always be the one to compromise? Why should I always be the one to give in? Why should I always say I'm sorry? It's not fair!"

The master ALWAYS gives in, because he has diminsihed the ego, if there is no ego, then there will be no "why should I always give in"

When one is in meditation trying to overcome the lower ego mind, the soul tries to cling to this lower earthly personality, it is afraid to let go and enter the unknown, after all it's in it's comfort zone, but Shiva says, it's all right don't be afraid.

God takes on this same role in the O.T. of the bible by ordering Joshua and Moses to kill all the Canaanite tribes, who are these tribes? They represent all of the thoughts that proceed from the lower egoic thinking, the sense and desire mind, the evil thoughts that we have, god is killing these out, that's what it means when god said; "if I can find you (the ego), I will run you through with the sword, dash your children (lower thoughts) to pieces and rape your wife (impregnate your conscious with the higher). Then god says something to the effect "weep not for these things must come to an end"

It's all right, don't be afraid.

It is the shedding of the ego that is being referred to in all the ancient teachings, the Gita, the Bible, the Buddhas teachings, Zoroaster etc...that's what these tales and stories are about.

The problem is religious programming, we become afraid to look at and read some other cultures spiritual books, because some religious person told them that it was evil, and of the devil.

When it is actually they themselves that are of the devil, they are blind, and cannot recognize their own limitations and blindness.

When Christians, Muslims or Jews first encounter Hinduism they are likely to be struck by the profusion of gods and goddesses vividly represented in paintings, sculpture and other art forms. Colorful, often sensuous, sometimes humorous. After a visit to India, Mark Twain wrote: "India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire."

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, sometimes referred to as the Hindu Trinity. Brahma is thought of as the creator, Vishnu as the sustainer of life, and Shiva is associated with dissolution and death.

Bible, the father (creator), the son (death on the cross, of the lower nature), the holy ghost (sustainer).

It's all the same, but because we let fear take over our minds, we missed it.

Yet first impressions can sometimes be mistaken, for many Hindus regard their gods and goddesses as manifestations of the Supreme God, Brahman. In the Vedantic schools of Hinduism, Brahman is the name given to the concept of the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality that is the Divine Ground of all Being. This Supreme Cosmic Spirit is regarded to be eternal, genderless, omnipotent, and omniscient.

It can be described as infinite Truth, infinite Consciousness and infinite Bliss. There is a remarkable similarity between this set of attributes and those ascribed by Christians, Muslims and Jews to the one God of classical monotheism.

Joseph Campbell put it this way:

The first principle of Indian thought, therefore, is that the ultimate reality is beyond description. It is something that can be experienced only by bringing the mind to a stop; and once experienced, it cannot be described to anyone in terms of the forms of this world.

The truth, the ultimate truth, that is to say, is transcendent. It goes past, transcends, all speech, all images, anything that can possibly be said. But, as we have just seen, it is not only transcendent, it is also immanent, within all things. Everything in the world, therefore, is to be regarded as its manifestation.

And what does the bible say about not being able to tell anyone?

How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 2 cor 12:4

You cannot tell anyone, because it is your inner oracle, and no one else is allowed to hear what the oracle said to them.

It is for you only.

There is another important similarity between the Hindu and the Western ideas. In the Biblical tradition, Jesus says "ye are gods, and the scripture cannot be broken Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” (Psalms 82:6,7."

in Hinduism, all things are incarnations of that power. We are the sparks from a single fire. And we are all fire. Hinduism believes in the omnipresence of the Supreme God in every individual. He requires only to bring the spontaneous activity of his mind to a state of stillness and he will experience that divine principle within him.

Does God of the Bible command this same state of stillness, that Joseph Campbell talks about in the Eastern religion?

2 Chronicles 20

17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

To be still, means to still the mind in meditation.

Psalm 46

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Again, be still, and KNOW that I'm god, not BELIEVE. Be still (meditate) still the mind.

2 Chronicles 30

8 Now be ye not stiff necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

Stiffnecked means egotistical and one that scoffs at meditation, like your fathers, because they were stuck in their ego's and religious dogma.

Jeremiah 8
14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.

Silence referring to the inner silence of the meditative state.

2 Kings 11

20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword beside the king's house. {killing out lower nature} (The city is always the brain).

In quietness (meditation) he slew his enemies (control over the lower emotional center).

Psalm 107

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven

Proverbs 1

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Isaiah 30

15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

Jeremiah 47

6 O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still

Acts 19

36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

Do nothing rashly (emotional outbursts) instead be quiet (quiet the mind) meditate

Ezek. 8:12-14 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.

This means when you start to think, and are not in true meditation, "taking no thought" The lord has forsaken you, the earth.

Amos 5:18 "woe unto you that desire the day of the lord; to what end is it for you?The day of the LORD is DARKNESS, and not LIGHT.

Amos 5:20 "Shall the day of the lord be DARKNESS, and not light. Even very DARK."

Matthew 4:16. The people which sat in darkness saw great light;

Psalm 119:97, "O how love Your law! It is my meditation all the day".

Darkness is referring to meditating with eyes closed in a darkened area, or at night, but always in the dark. The pineal gland is activated in darkness.Then they saw a great light. (GOD).

"Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the Kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return."

Do you see the word SOLITARY? The Book of Thomas is whispering to you, do you understand that this refers to quieting the mind in meditation? If you become solitary, you automatically become the elect. Then you will find God's kingdom.

"When you come to know yourselves then you will become known, and you will realize that is you who are the sons of the living Father."

Same stuff, just different mythology.

Further, in recent times western religions have been deeply influenced by the traditions of the east such that the differences Campbell mentions are no longer as pronounced. Within Christianity there is a renewed appreciation for the immanence of God and a recovery of the mystical sense of God's presence within the world of time and space. Further, the meditative practices derived from eastern traditions have been adapted by many Christians, bringing the spirituality's of the East and west much closer together.

That's a good thing, for Truth be known, they are ALL the same at the core, still the mind in meditation, and receive it.

Bhagavad Gita Commentary by Swami Nirmalananda:

We find ourselves on Kurukshetra, a field of impending battle. It is not as vast as our Hollywood-epic-shaped minds might imagine, as can be seen for oneself by a visit to Kurukshetra, now also a sizeable modern city in Northern India, not very far from Delhi. At one end is a hillock topped with a great tree under which the visitor finds a life-sized reproduction in marble of the type of chariot used in the battle.

This is the vantage point from which Arjuna, the great warrior, and Sri Krishna looked out over the field. Today its tranquillity is charming, despite the strong feeling in the air that something tremendously momentous occurred there in the distant past. It is both awesome and soothing.

For background information regarding how the battleground came to be thronged with soldiers, chariots, elephants and the other paraphernalia of a deadly war, see the introductory essay, “Gita and Mahabharata” in Swami Prabhavananda’s unparalleled translation The Song of God. This is the translation I will be using in these essays on the Gita.

Suffice it to say that the two opposing armies (the thoughts from the left hemisphere of the brain, vs the thoughts from the right side) are very easy to morally identify. The Kauravas, led by the murderous Prince Duryodhana, are fundamentally evil, although many honorable men have, through various complicated alliances and obligations, found themselves among their ranks. The Pandavas, headed by the virtuous and noble Yudhisthira, the eldest brother of Arjuna, are embodiments of all that is good, among them being the divine Sri Krishna himself who chose to be the charioteer of Arjuna.

The symbolism is not very hard to figure out (leaving aside the complex matter of assigning a symbolic meaning to every person named in the battle narrative). Kurukshetra is the personality–particularly the mind (intellect)–of the individual, awakened seeker for higher consciousness.

Such a seeker, determined to end the whirling cycle of birth and death, finds that his aspiration itself has inspired opposition from within his own mind and heart, where good and evil, truth and falsehood, ignorance and wisdom, like the Kauravas and Pandavas, have drawn themselves up in readiness for a conflict that must end in the annihilation of one side or the other.

Even more daunting is the fact that much considered “good” is found lining up in support of negativity, and most of the “Pandava” side will also be blotted out in the eventual transmutation of the individual into a higher state of being itself, much as the endearing ways of infancy and childhood must be eradicated at the advent of adulthood and replaced with completely different virtues.

In the chariot set betwixt the two armies we find Arjuna and Krishna. Many interpretations of these two pivotal figures are possible, nearly all of them correct, but the words of the Mundaka Upanishad, written long before the Gita, are certainly worthy of our attention.

“Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the individual self and the immortal higher Self are perched on the branches of the selfsame tree (the spine). The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.

It's the tree of life in the biblical garden mythology, and is always the spine.

“The individual self, deluded by forgetfulness of his identity with the divine Self, bewildered by his ego, grieves and is sad. But when he recognizes the worshipful Lord as his own true Self, and beholds his glory, he grieves no more.”

These two paragraphs are a perfect summary of the entire Gita. Arjuna is the bewildered and sorrowing atma, the individual self, and Krishna is the divine Paramatma, the Supreme Self from which the atma derives its very being and existence. Forgetful of its true nature as part of the Infinite Spirit, the finite spirit passes through countless experiences that confuse and pain it, producing utterly false conclusions that compound and perpetuate the confusion and pain.

Only when the perspective of the Divine Self is entered into, can its troubles cease. We can also think of Arjuna as our lower mortal self, and Krishna as our higher immortal self. Krishna and Arjuna thus represent both God and Man and our own (presently) dual nature as mortal and immortal.

Keeping this perspective before us, the ensuing dialogue which forms the Gita is to be seen both as God’s communication to human beings and the communication of our own divine self with our human self–liberation of the spirit (moksha) being their sole intention.

In the opening verse of the Gita, King Dhritarashtra, father of Prince Duryodhana, asks his minister and charioteer, Sanjaya: “Tell me, Sanjaya, what my sons and the sons of Pandu did, when they gathered on the sacred field of Kurukshetra, eager for battle? In the mind.

The word Swami Prabhavananda renders “sacred field” (the promised land of the bible) is dharmakshetra–the field of dharma (social duty). Dharma usually means the right way of thought and action, but it can also mean the accurate expression of one’s own dominant character, for dharma also means “quality.”

This entire world is a dharmakshetra, a field upon which we act out the character of our inner makeup–i.e., the quality of our emotions, mind, intellect, and will (not our ultimate being as spirit). We as individuals are each a dharmic field, expressing the actuality of our present level of evolution.

As already said, when we take stock of the inner conflict, we identify with both sides. Thinking that if they are dissolved or destroyed “we” will cease to exist, we are appalled and feel that our very existence is threatened. Then, like all human beings who do not like the truth when they see or hear it, we become “confused” and try to avoid the unpleasant prospect. Bitter as death seems the inner battle, so we shrink from it and desperately try to find a way out.

So does Arjuna. In a lengthy and impassioned monologue he presents to Krishna his “confusion,” which is really a plea to inaction, to avoidance of conflict, thinking that such a negative condition is peace, whereas peace is a positive state, not the mere absence of unrest and conflict. It is also reached only through unrest and conflict, however little we like the fact.

Running away from spiritual obligation–and therefore spiritual life itself–is a common activity of the awakening soul, which brings all its ingenuity to bear on justification of such avoidance. Arjuna veils his aversion with words of compassion for others, when in actuality he is the sole object of his “compassion.”

He simply does not wish to see others suffer because that will make him suffer–and feel guilty for their suffering. Krishna makes this clear to him. The Stoic, Epictetus, was once visited by a man who told him that he loved his daughter so much he had run from the house rather than see her suffering from illness. Carefully, gently yet firmly, Epictetus led him to understand that it was his self-love that motivated him, not love for his child.

It is the same with us; ego-involvement–addiction to the sense/desire nature of the bottomless pit of our lower emotional being, actually–grips us, and we are the only ones who can free ourselves from it. And battle is the only means.

That's why in the Christian bible it says

Jdg 1:19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out [the inhabitants of] the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.


The valleys are referring to the peaks and valleys of the brain and consciousness, mountains are always the higher attainment, so the opposite (valleys) denotes) impure character, stubborn hard headed etc, the lower mind.

God cannot change the harheaded person, and remove the (iron) bruthish nature from a any person.

SEE the following verses, and agin you will understand that the bible is using metals to describe mans lower mental state.

read them carefully, so you can grasp the idea.

Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass [is] molten [out of] the stone.

You can't make brass out of stone. So obviously it means something else.

Iron is the hardheaded person, the earth is always the physical body, and the brass shows the strength of this particular character, it's the lower mind, and it is very strong.

The stone is the pineal gland, they will meld together once the energy flows over the lamb or pineal.

Job 40:18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron.

Bones are referring the strength of a persons character, here the bones represent the physical, and you can see the verse is not talking about LITERAL brass and iron.

Job 41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, [and] brass as rotten wood. That's the ego, the lower carnal mind.

Psa 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Psa 105:18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

Psa 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, [being] bound in affliction and iron;

Do you see that the above verse is calling iron an affliction, an affliction is a disease, it is the disease of the mind, the iron-headed individual, that refuses to see the scriptures as symbolism as opposed to literal historry, which offends the entire bible and GOD himself.

Here one is in meditation, and the mind is inflicted with iron, how plain can it be?

So then we have Shiva standing by to help us as, to give us the means for transcendence of our ego's, he says don't be afraid.

lets look at it closer.

Shiva when black represents TIME, as seen from the symbol, Shiva has the right hand palm facing outward, meaning everything is ok, it's all right.

Shiva is also the destroyer of the THREE worlds, this represents the killing out or overcoming of the first three chakras of consciousness (space). The three also represents, the physical, the emotional and the intellectual nature in us all.

It is space and time that keeps our minds stuck in the physical reality, and never allowing our consciousness to rise to the transcendence of the soul, beyond space and time, it is the transcendence of space and time, that brings to the higher state, where space and time does not exist.

Shiva says come bring yourself (your lower born animal ego mind), and I will help you bring it to place beyond space and time, where only the higher vibrations of energies (god) exists. And don't be afraid, it's all right.

Unmanifest. Spirit is never manifest in the sense of becoming touched by material existence, or any form of relative existence at all. It is also unperceivable to the senses, the intellect, the physical and the emotional. Only that part of us which is forever beyond those three faculties can come into contact with Spirit and know it.

The Veil in the Mind

Krishna has spoken of the strong net of Maya that is difficult to break through. Now he speaks of Maya as a veil that darkens and blinds the minds of those over whom it lies.

“But those in whom evil has come to an end, those men whose actions are pure; they, liberated from the deluding power of the opposites, worship Me with firm vows.” The word vrata, here translated “vows,” means a vow in the sense of a resolution which manifests in a rule of conduct–in right action. God-oriented thought and action is the only cure for the malady of bad karma and susceptibility to the forces of like and dislike–both of which spring from the ego alone. This is further underlined as Krishna continues:

“Men take refuge in me, to escape from their fear of old age and death. Thus they come to know Brahman, and the entire nature of the Atman, and the creative energy which is in Brahman. Knowing me, they understand the nature of the relative world and the individual man, and of God who presides over all action.” (Bhagavad Gita 7:29) Guru Nanak continually spoke of “the Godwards” in his hymns.

Krishna here tells us that those who are totally Godward, whose every thought, word, and deed is directed toward God with the intention of knowing and uniting with God, will indeed come to know God and their Self and the true nature of this world and that which lies beyond it. The Relative and the Absolute will all be known to them.

This will be no temporary “high” or psychic “flash” that comes and goes, but: “Even at the hour of death, they continue to know me thus. In that hour, their whole consciousness is made one with mine,” (Bhagavad Gita 7:30) the Ring of Return made perfect and complete.

Calming the Storm

“The wind turns a ship (the human form and consciousness therein, is the cargo) from its course upon the waters: the wandering winds of the senses cast man’s mind adrift and turn his better judgment from its course. When a man can still the senses I call him illumined.”

“When the even was come, he [Jesus] saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. (transcend the ego consciousness).

And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And they said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Rather than being some special, unique person that we can only admire, Jesus was exactly what each one of must become. We, too, must bring peace into our stormy minds.

The Storm is a symbol of the emotions as the mind begins to crash under the authority of the lower parts (hinder parts), the waves (negative thoughts) beat into the ship ( A symbol of the lower mental or casual vehicle of the soul).

"but the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves, for the wind was contrary" mat 14:24

So that it was now full (full of lower quality thoughts that arise out of the lower mind) hinder parts, asleep on a pillow ( pillows are a symbol of reliance upon the higher self within the soul) and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? To wake means to be mindful of that the lower mind must release control over the soul, the master is the soul and the plea from the crew (the higher thoughts is to admonish the soul not to lead it into destruction from lower (hinder parts) mental activity).

The storm

It is the wind and rain of the senses that “cast man’s mind adrift and turn his better judgment from its course.” However much the “captain” of the buddhi grasps the wheel and tries to hold the ship steady on its course, the struggle is hopeless.

This is because, as the verse literally says, the mind wanders after the senses and becomes guided by them, losing its intelligent awareness (prajnam). Caught then in the heaving waters of samsara, of constant birth and death, with their attendant anguish, each of us is carried away by the waves, lost and disoriented completely.

“Better judgment” is the translation Swami Prabhavananda uses for prajnam. Prajnam means both consciousness and awareness, and includes the knowledge gained by the evolving atman. Just as Krishna has described before that we lose “the lesson of experience,” it is prajnam that we lose.

The statement that we are turned from our course points out a basic truth: by nature we are all “on course,” and our drifting is unnatural. Therefore when we set our wills to recover our course, there is no doubt that we will succeed. It is inevitable.

In the sixth chapter of the Gita, Arjuna will say that the wind is no harder to subdue than the mind, and Krishna will agree. But the mind must be subdued, nevertheless. That is easy to say, but how? “When a man can still the senses I call him illumined.” And how do we effectively say, “Peace, be still” to the senses?

The mind

We must understand that the senses are simply instruments (indriyas) of the mind, that although they “cast man’s mind adrift” this is the reversal of the natural order, that it is the mind that is meant to “drive” the senses, the way a charioteer drives the horses that pull the chariot. Krishna surely had in mind these two passages from the upanishads:

“Know that the Self is the rider, and the body the chariot; This is the same mythology that's in the bible and many other myths, that the intellect is the charioteer, and the mind the reins. The senses, say the wise, are the horses; the roads they travel are the mazes of desire.

The wise call the Self the enjoyer when he is united with the body, the senses, and the mind. When a man lacks discrimination and his mind is uncontrolled, his senses are unmanageable, like the restive horses of a charioteer. These are the three horses of the revelations story, the pale horse, the physical, the red horse, the emotional, the black horse, the intellect.

But when a man has discrimination and his mind is controlled, his senses, like the well-broken horses of a charioteer, lightly obey the rein. He who lacks discrimination, whose mind is unsteady and whose heart is impure, never reaches the goal, but is born again and again.

But he who has discrimination, whose mind is steady and whose heart is pure, reaches the goal, and having reached it is born no more. The man who has a sound understanding for charioteer, a controlled mind for reins–he it is that reaches the end of the journey, the supreme abode of Vishnu, the all pervading.”

“Sit upright, holding the chest, throat, and head erect. Turn the senses and the mind inward to the lotus of the heart. Meditate on Brahman with the help of the syllable OM. Cross the fearful currents of the ocean of worldliness by means of the raft of Brahman–the sacred syllable OM. With earnest effort hold the senses in check. Controlling the breath, regulate the vital activities. As a charioteer holds back his restive horses, so does a persevering aspirant hold back his mind.”

The awakened mind

Krishna expresses it to Arjuna this way: “The recollected mind is awake in the knowledge of the Atman which is dark night to the ignorant: the ignorant are awake in their sense-life which they think is daylight: to the seer it is darkness.”

By “awake” Krishna means having the awareness centered in an area of existence. There are, then, two kinds of minds: those that are awake in the atman and those that are awake in the senses–consciousnesses centered in the spirit and consciousnesses centered in matter. And of course, to be centered in something will cause us to be identified with it.

Some identify with the immutable, imperishable Self, and some identify with the ever-changing, perishable world and the body which links us to that world. The Self, on the other hand, links us to the Supreme Self, Brahman. Both types are awake, having reached the evolutionary level of humanity, but the difference is vast, even abysmal.

How Jesus saw it

Jesus speaks of the awake mind in this way: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”

Jam 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1Pet 5:8 Be sober (discreet), be vigilant (awake and watching); because your adversary the devil (the ego consciousness), as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking (in a bad sense to plot against the higher life) whom he may devour (to gulp entirely).

Two words in these verses are translated “light.” The first is luchnos, which means a lamp or something that gives light. The other is foteinos, which means to be radiant or full of light.

“Body” is soma, which not only means “bodily” as well, but also interestingly enough means slave (darkness)! For the body is a slave to the world and the senses.

Ophthalmos means both the eye and the faculty of vision.

Now things get really interesting. The word translated “single” (aplous) means not one in a numerical sense, but in the sense of unified, of having come into oneness with something. Its root is pleko which means to be twined together with something.

The opposite of aplous is poneros, which through translated “evil,” does not mean what it does in our time. “Evil” was used at the time of the King James’ translators in the sense of misfortune and harm as well as negative moral condition. It also means to be degenerated from its essential character or virtue.

Putting this all together we see the meaning of Jesus. When the consciousness, the mind, is united to the Self, even our body is filled with the light of spirit. If, however, the mind is drawn away from atmic awareness and turned toward its antithesis, the world of the senses and mortality, then both body and mind are plunged into darkness.

Consciousness is not extinguished, but is subverted, evoking the words of Jesus: “If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” In other words, we become conscious of unconsciousness, we “see” blindness. How great, then, is that darkness. For it is utter annihilation of the purpose of our existence.

Two darknesses

There are two forms of darkness. To the person “awake in the knowledge of the Atman” the world and life of the senses is rightly perceived to be darkness and death. But to the dead-alive person who is absorbed in the false life of the senses, the knowledge and knowing of the Self is absolute nothingness (the living dead, and Jesus said, let the dead bury the dead).

Either he does not belief in the spirit, or he considers it thoroughly irrelevant, even disruptive to his desires and goals. Both of these individuals consider themselves wise, but only the one with atmic vision is really a knower of the truth.

It is completely worthless for these two to dialogue or discuss. Each must pursue what he “sees” until it reveals its true nature to him. Both need the freedom to do this. They should leave each other alone, free to follow the way they have chosen.

Beyond disturbance

“Water flows continually into the ocean but the ocean is never disturbed: desire flows into the mind of the seer but he is never disturbed. The seer knows peace: the man who stirs up his own lusts can never know peace.”

There is one expression in the text that we have not yet discussed: “the recollected mind.” The meaning is clear. Krishna is speaking of the one who has restrained and mastered the mind by uniting it to the Self. This is the “seer” he now refers to.

As the ocean is unaffected by the flowing of rivers into it, so the recollected mind, the mind that has been returned to its true center, the Self, receives a multitude of sense-impressions, yet makes no response. This is the real meaning of Patanjali’s definition of yoga: the non-responsiveness of the mind (chitta–the mind substance) to outer stimuli.

The illumined individual does not become inert or unconscious, but becomes unmoved by that which perpetually agitates and conditions the mind of the ignorant, expecially those who are kamakami–desiring not just the objects of desire, but desiring the state of desire, one “who stirs up his own lusts.” For “he knows peace who has forgotten desire. He lives without craving: free from ego, free from pride.” Ego and egotism are the twin roots of desire. If they are eliminated, desire becomes impossible.

The final word

“This is the state of enlightenment in Brahman: a man does not fall back from it into delusion. Even at the moment of death he is alive in that enlightenment: Brahman and he are one.”

These words are too sublime to need comment.

Yet, if one looks back at the old ego self, then they will become a pillar of salt, as lots wife looked back at the burning city of Sodom and Gomorrah, the lower nature, that is grieved by the soul.

The enlightened is aware of diversity even though he perceives the underlying unity. And this is the crux of the matter: Unity is the underlying reality, but on the surface differentiation must be both seen and reacted to accordingly. For example, proper food and poison may be metaphysically the same, but the enlightened eat one and avoid the other.

As long as we are in the world we must act to some extent as though it is real (both Jesus and Buddha said you are to be in the world, yet NOT of the world), just as in a dream we have to follow the rules of this world even though we know we are dreaming. For example, we cannot walk through a dream wall, but must use a dream door.

“The world” in the form of compulsory rebirth is conquered by the sage whose mind abides ever in the perfection of the Self and Brahman. Having gained the highest knowledge, he has no more need for rebirth. If he returns it will be to help others as he has been helped.

This is a very easy concept to grasp and a tremendously hard one to follow unwaveringly–such is our conditioning from millions (if not billions) of lives in which the senses have dominated our consciousness and blinded us to the Self.

It would be wise to disregard the pleasures of the senses from the fact they are fleeting, and the truth that they will inevitably result in pain (dukha) should seal our certainty that avoidance of such things is only good sense. Yet, as the camel chews the thorns, cutting and bloodying its lips, refusing to give up its pain-bearing enjoyment, so it is with us until we truly do “get a grip” and refuse any future folly.

For this reason: “Already, here on earth, before his departure, let man be the master of every impulse lust-begotten or fathered by anger: thus he finds Brahman, thus he is happy.” Mastery is the needed factor, for control is necessary for the requisite development of our will.

Although we like the idea that everything falls into place automatically, the truth is we will have to get our hands dirty–and blistered–by good old-fashioned effort. As a professor in a major British university once told his class on the first day of the term: “In this course you will have to acquaint and accustom yourself to an old four-letter Saxon word: Work.” No glory without gore.

The inner orientation “Only that yogi whose joy is inward, inward his peace, and his vision inward shall come to Brahman and know Nirvana.

How it is done

This is all very fine, but how will we manage to reach such an exalted state? Krishna tells us:

“Shutting off sense from what is outward, fixing the gaze at the root of the eyebrows, checking the breath-stream in and outgoing within the nostrils”

In meditation we close our eyes, having lifted our gaze upward to just beneath the level of the eyebrows. Breathing through our nose, aware of the breath as it flows in and out naturally, and intoning the sacred syllable Om once as we inhale, and once as we exhale:

“Holding the senses, holding the intellect, holding the mind fast, he who seeks freedom, thrusts fear aside, thrusts aside anger and puts off desire: truly that man is made free for ever.”

The result

Uttering the sacred syllable OM and meditating upon me–such a man reaches the highest goal.” Who is Me? it is your very own inner self, the light, subtle body that you are, that it what krishna means, ME!

Jesus uses the same language when he says whoever loves ME!

Again this not some outer man that existed and died in some past remote history, like Krishna, Jesus is saying, if you love me (the indwelling incarnate self), then follow me, do what I say (that is to follow your own inner voice, that's the oracle within), this is exactly what Krishna does, he says he who loves ME, do as I say etc... it's all the same meaning, just a different mythology, a different voice.


Joh 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

1Jo 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

His Promises To Those Who Love Him

Joh 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.


Krishna; Fix your mind on Me, worshiping Me, sacrificing to Me, bowing down to Me; in this way you shall come truly to Me, I promise, for you are dear to Me.” (18:65) ME, is you, it is the soul itself.

“But those in whom evil has come to an end, those men whose actions are pure; they, liberated from the deluding power of the opposites, worship Me with firm vows.”

ME, is on the inside, and it is YOU!

“When thus he knows me the end, the author of every offering and all austerity, Lord of the worlds and the friend of all men: O son of Kunti shall he not enter the peace of my presence?”

Do you see that it is all the same teaching?

Not only is God the goal, he is also the means, “the author of every offering and all austerity.”

Whoever engages in spiritual practice is already in touch with God, for it is God who makes us able to pursue spiritual life. God is not waiting for us at the end of the road, he is within us, walking the road along with us.

For he is “the friend of all men.” Suhridam sarvabhutanam actually means “the companion of all beings,” for God is seated in the hearts of all beings living their lives with them as the eternal witness. How could we help but enter the peace of his presence, since that presence is ever within us?

by Swami Nirmalananda Giri

Again we must draw from the wonderful tecahings of Swami Nirmalananda

The Way of Peace

Walking safely

We will point many bible similarities from the Bhagavad Gita.

“When he has no lust, no hatred, a man walks safely among the things of lust and hatred.”

The words translated “lust” and “hatred” are raga and dwesha. Raga is both emotional (instinctual) and intellectual desire. It may range from simple liking or preference to intense desire and attraction–which is the sense in which Krishna is using it here. Dwesha is the opposite.

It is aversion/avoidance in relation to an object, implying dislike. This, too, can be emotional (instinctual) or intellectual, ranging from simple non-preference to intense repulsion, antipathy and even hatred. Again, Krishna is using this final meaning.

So we see above the same references as the bible, to overcome, the physical, the intellectual and emotional nautre, that's shedrach, meshach and Abednego in the story of Daniel, that were thrown into the fiery furnace heated SEVEN times, making reference to the SEVEN chakras.

Again isn't uncanny at the Krishna and jesus and Biblical parallels?

However we must keep in mind that anything can grow. Therefore simple liking can develop into intense craving, and mild dislike can turn into intense aversion or hatred. And since opposites are intrinsically linked to one another and can even turn into one another, the philosophical and yogic texts frequently speak of “raga-dwesha,” the continual cycling back and forth between desire/aversion and like/dislike. Obviously, this makes for a confused and fragmented life and divided mind, something from which any sensible person would wish to extricate himself.

Jesus said "I come from the UNDIVIDED" that's the undivided mind.

There are a multitude of “cures” for what ails us. The vast majority do not work because they are not really aimed at what truly ails us. The rest usually do not work because they are based on a miscomprehension of the nature of the problem, or because they are simply nonsensical and time-wasters. (This is true of most religion and most yoga.)

If we look at this verse we discover that Krishna is speaking of a very real inner state in which the individual is utterly free–and incapable–of raga and dwesha, and not just a psychological alteration coming from “insight into” or “meditation” on the defects of addicting objects. In fact, just the opposite will happen, for “thinking about sense-objects will attach you to sense-objects,” as we considered in the last essay.

This is a law, and we will be wise to keep it in mind. There is no use in trying to talk ourselves out of delusion. We must dispel delusion–not by concentrating on delusion or resisting it, but by attaining jnana: spiritual knowledge coming from our own direct experience. This will dissolve delusion automatically.

In the bible it says "resist the devil, and he will flee from you"

The devil is the lower mind/EGO.

Therefore, when we are no longer subject to attraction and aversion for objects, we can move among them without being influenced or moved in any way. But we must be very sure that we truly are no longer susceptible to them, and not just going through a temporary period in which we find ourselves indifferent to them. Such periods are sure to end in re-emergence of passions that in the meantime have grown even stronger within us. Many ascetics have been deluded in this way, so we must be careful.

The Bible says it this way.

(Dan 7:8) "I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things."

Dan 7:20 "and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up (the intellect), and before which three of them fell (the intellectual, the physical, and the emotional nature), namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates."

That's the little horn that grows back, that's the intellect, it's a little horn, because it is not the lower emotions (the big horn).

Just as it is not possible upon the physical plane for the physical vehicle fully to express the total point of development of the Ego or higher self, so it is not possible even for the Ego fully to sense and express the quality of spirit. Hence the utter impossibility for human consciousness justly to appraise the life of the spirit or Monad. That's why the two witnesses are needed.

Living in the atman

“To obey the Atman is his peaceful joy; sorrow melts into that clear peace: his quiet mind is soon established in peace.”

Atmic consciousness alone is the antidote to all our ills. When the sadhaka no longer acts according to intellectual or instinctual motives, but rather is living out in the objective world the inner life of his Self, then and only then is true peace gained by him.

Acting out of intellectual belief, faith, devotion, or even spiritual aspiration, can certainly elevate us, but ultimate peace cannot be found until, centered in the Self, we live our life as a manifestation of Spirit. It was the Self speaking through Jesus that gave the invitation: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jesus taught YOGA?

Jesus; "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” When the buddhi rests in the atman, peace is inevitable. And how can this come about? Krishna tells us clearly in the next verse.

The uncontrolled mind

“The uncontrolled mind does not guess that the Atman is present: how can it meditate? Without meditation, where is peace? Without peace, where is happiness?”

The literal meaning of this verse is that the man who is undisciplined simply has no buddhi–has no intelligence or reason. And since the buddhi is so close to the atman, without its being clear and operative there is no possibility of awareness of the atman’s existence. Just as there are many levels of intelligence there are many levels of stupidity. Those who neither believe in nor perceive the reality of the Self are stupid in the higher levels of their being.

And you cannot argue or reason with stupidity. Either you are spiritually aware or you are not. It comes from deep within, and no external factor can produce or affect it in any way. Argumentation and debate are positively meaningless in this area. We should realize this and avoid them.

The word ayuktasya is translated “uncontrolled” in this verse. It also means “undisciplined.” So Krishna is telling us very forthrightly that the undisciplined and uncontrolled mind is no mind at all, spiritually speaking.

This is especially significant at the present time when “go with the flow” and “do what you will” are the slogans of the unthinking (i.e. the undisciplined and the uncontrolled). How many times do we have to hear about how terrible “censorship” is, when civilized and lawful behavior is nothing but censorship? Nor is this censorship merely a private matter.

Otherwise there could be no kind of society or culture at all. So the enemies of civilization and culture screech nonstop about the evils of “censorship” and “control”–especially in the area of religion.

They express the philosophy of the guilty and the anarchic. In other words: the subhuman. They truly do wish to live as animals and not as humans. For discipline, control, and–yes–even censorship of behavior are signs of intelligence, of genuine humanity. It is also called conscience. A collection of humans form a society and develop a culture based on the same principles. Of course, wisdom must be the guide, but in a society of true human beings that is always present.


What is the paramount purpose of spiritual awareness? Krishna informs us in the question itself:

“The uncontrolled mind does not guess that the Atman is present: how can it meditate?” Meditation is the very intent of spiritual consciousness. By implication this statement tells that us a person who develops spiritual consciousness will naturally turn to meditation!

This was certainly true in my case. At the age of twenty I did not even have a concept of meditation.

I mean this literally. Well, I suppose I thought that meditation was just pondering some subject. Of dhyanam I had no idea whatsoever. All I knew about yoga was what I gleaned from seeing Clifton Webb (in 1948) standing on his head in the movie Sitting Pretty and saying: “When I do my yogi [sic] I am just out of this world.” Also I had seen drawings in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not of three yogis–one lying on a bed of nails, one with his arm “frozen” upright, and one who had gone blind from staring at the sun. Meditation did not come into any of these encounters.

But one day like the proverbial “bolt from the blue” things changed. Here is how I have told about it in an autobiographical writing.

“A door swung open within my conscious mind that within a true ‘split second in eternity’ revealed like a vast panorama the full knowledge regarding human birth and evolution–especially its necessary consequence: reincarnation.

“I also perceived the inevitable passage of the human being into higher dimensions of existence for the purpose of evolution far beyond the human status. The soul would continue to incarnate in countless forms of ever-increasing perfection until the final Great Passage could be made.

Then it would return back into the Infinite from which it had originally come forth into the great drama of Life. This did not unwind before me or arise within my mind in a continual stream. Rather, it was fully impressed into my consciousness at one lightning flash of insight.

“I walked over to the sofa and sat down without missing a step. There I sat and took several hours to assimilate all I had seen in that moment of illumination. If I had begun to write what I at last knew, I could have written an entire book without stopping.

“The longer I sat, the greater grew the wonder and the delight. This was not theological theory from an external force–this was direct knowledge from within. My soul knew it, and now my poor brain was trying to grasp it all so no precious fragment would be lost.

What I had forgotten upon coming into this incarnation was once again mine. Delivered from the hell of ignorance regarding the fundamental nature of myself and my life, I feasted on the paradisiacal fruit of eternal remembrance.

“At the same time awareness of the need to cultivate my innate inner wisdom also arose within me. My revelation had demonstrated incontrovertibly to me that real knowledge came from within, that ideas gathered from outside sources needed to be tested in the laboratory of interior life. External concepts, I realized, should only be the stimuli to evoke the spirit’s eternal wisdom. Therefore I resolved to devote at least one hour a day in meditation.”

The necessity for meditation and the resolve to do so were the immediate effects of my spiritual insight, of the illumination of my buddhi. I certainly did not have self-realization, but I knew the way to it. And none of this was based only anything other than my awakening to the truth of the Self and its evolution toward freedom in perfection.

Krishna has presented us with a very simple principle: Meditation is the response of the awakening spirit.

Peace and happiness

“Without meditation [shanti], where is peace? Without peace, where is happiness [sukham]?” Peace and happiness are sought by all except the profoundly evil or the profoundly insane. “The pursuit of happiness” was a motivating factor in our American Declaration of Independence, and understood as a divine impulse manifesting within the individual.

Meditation brings peace and happiness, but meditation is not just one of many ways to peace and happiness. Krishna reveals to us that it is the only way.

Shanti is peace, calmness, tranquility, and contentment. Sukham is happiness and joy. They are the attributes of the Self, which is why Saint Paul wrote: “The fruit of the Spirit is…joy [and] peace.” And: “The kingdom of God is…peace and joy.”

Bible "look not lo here, nor lo there, for the KINGDOM of GOD/GOOD is WITHIN you"


Who am I? This is the Primeval Question, the sign that true consciousness is at last dawning in the sphere of the evolving entity. Until this arises, the side queries such as: “Where did I come from?…Where am I? Where am I going?” and such like will result in very little.

For it is the knowledge of Who I Am that alone illuminates them. Without this self-knowledge nothing else can really be known. Because of this Krishna opens his instructions to Arjuna with an exposition of the nature of the self and the effect of self knowledge on the individual even though the subject at hand is why Arjuna should fight rather than abandon the battlefield.

Jesus "whoever doesn't know self, doesn't know ANYTHING" Gospel of Thomas.

This bears out the veracity of what I just said about self-knowledge being necessary for the right understanding of anything. This also demonstrates that those who promote study of scriptures, development of devotion to God, or engagement in good works as the paramount factor in human life are far from being disciples of Krishna however much they may cite the Gita and profess an emotional devotion to him. “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” Jesus, is still a relevant question.

We are tossed about and drowned in the ocean that we are meant to sail over unruffled and unaffected by wind or wave.

In the death of the PHYSICAL body

The body may appear to be killed, but never is the self (atman) slain. This does not mean that those who (seemingly) kill others are not culpable, for it is their murderous intention that is the root evil. Having learned this in India, Jesus insisted on its truth in his teachings. "Yet, he who thinks he can be killed is mistaken". This is not very hard to grasp, but the second part–the statement that the atman can no more slay than be slain–is not so commonly accepted. So it needs due consideration.

Krishna has already told Arjuna that all sensory phenomena are temporary. Later he will be explaining that they are nothing more than ever-shifting movements of energy that the individual consciousness is merely observing–not undergoing as he thinks. Consequently the wise one watches the sense-movie and learns from it. The Mundaka Upanishad expresses it thusly: “Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the selfsame tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.” In Western metaphysics the expressions “lower self” and “higher self” are often employed for these two “birds.”

The situation is this: The immortal part of us, the atman, the pure spirit (consciousness) ever looks on at the experiences of the lower self–the mind, ego, subtle and gross bodies–all that go to make up our relative “self.” But so convincing is the drama, so compelling and literally engrossing, that it loses itself in the spectacle and thinks it is born, lives, and dies over and over, feeling the pain and pleasure that are nothing more than impulses in the field of energy that is the mind.

These are the vrittis in the chitta spoken of by Patanjali at the beginning of the Yoga Sutras, the permanent cessation or prevention of which is Yoga. Through meditation we come to separate ourselves from the movie screen of illusion. Learning is the purpose of the movie, so we do not just throw the switch and leave the theater. Rather, we watch and figure out the meaning of everything. When we have learned the lessons, the movie will stop of itself. Yoga is the means of learning.

Jesus said "what I say to all I say WATCH"

Buddha said "watch WITHIN"

So we are points of consciousness tied to the seats of our bodies, helplessly watching and identifying with the 360-degree surrounding screen, overwhelmed by the sensory avalanche. When we cease to identify and come to see with the clarity of objectivity (that is the reality of the situation), then we begin to really see and learn. Then, just as the ear is trained by listening to music, so is the consciousness developed by witnessing the drama of many lives.

Yet it is not changed–it is freed. For change is illusion. When we have experienced this–and therefore truly known–for ourselves, then we know that nothing has ever “happened” to us–only to the vibrating substance which we have mistakenly thought was us. Vairagya, detachment from all things, then arises, for that is the only realistic response or view of our life. How can we have either desire or aversion toward nothing? Then perfection in true knowledge (jnana) becomes our only goal, for that perfection alone is freedom.

Krishna says

“Know this Atman(the light/soul that it is animating that animal skin) [to be] unborn, undying, never ceasing, never beginning, deathless, birthless, unchanging for ever. How can It die the death of the body?” This is the perspective that gives abiding peace to the seer. And further:

“Knowing It birthless, knowing It deathless, knowing It endless, forever unchanging, dream not you do the deed of the killer, dream not the power is yours to command it.” Do not dream: know. Then you will be free from the compulsions and anxieties of the world-dream.

When we cling to these compulsions and anxieties, birth, life, and death are agonies raking us like hooks and whips. But what are they in actuality? Krishna says: “Worn-out garments are shed by the body: worn-out bodies are shed by the dweller within the body. New bodies are donned by the dweller, like garments.” How simple! And how effortless. It is our clinging, our grasping, that torments us. For though we do not realize it, aversion and distaste are also graspings after them. To push a thing away we have to touch it, to come into contact with it. And once touched it works its effect on us.

Jesus on reincarnation, donning a new animal skin.

Jesus said; "When the UNCLEAN spirit has gone out of the body, it will seek a new house (fetus) and enter therein with seven more spirits worse than the first"

Finally, Krishna’s statement that “new bodies are donned by the dweller, like garments” is an indication of the truth that it is we and we alone that are always in control. But, like those afflicted with short-term memory loss, we put ourselves into a situation and then forget we did so, attributing it to God, fate, accident, or just about anything but ourselves. Therefore, praying to God, engaging in superstitious “good luck” practices (which is what most religions are and little else), trying to “cheat fate” and suchlike are doomed to failure and frustration. WE are the key.

(Svetasvatara Upanishad 1:7)

“He who utters Om with the intention ‘I shall attain Brahman’ does verily attain Brahman.”

(Taittiriya Upanishad 1.8.1)
The Self is of the nature of the Syllable Om. (Mandukya

Upanishad 1.8.12)
Meditate on Om as the Self. (Mundaka Upanishad 2.2.3)

Our real self, the spirit, is ever perfect and free. But we have forgotten that. So we identify with our present experience of bondage and consequently suffer in countless ways. Our situation is like someone who is asleep and dreaming that he is being tortured and beaten. In reality he is not being touched at all; yet he is experiencing very real pain and fear. He need not placate, overpower, or escape his torturers. He needs only to wake up. Yoga is the procedure of self-awakening.

Jesus razing three people from the dead in the bible, is referring to raising of one's own consciousness from the gross physical, spiritually DEAD lower ego/mind at the first three chakras of the body, to the higher self realization.

Why have we missed the beautiful teachings of the Bhagavad gita ad the teachings of krishna? The west has not yet fully embraced the Perennial Philosophy of the Eastern masters of wisdom, this will have to occur before anyone can fully understand the bible, because the bible is largely the teachings of the Buddha and the Bhagavad Gita, cloaked in a middle eastern wrapper.

The main reason the west is stuck on Jesus as being an outer literal persona, instead of the INNER truth, is because of one word.


Religion has created the barrier, religion has continually kept this barrier fortified.

Christians mock the god Shiva and little krishna, and claim the image of Shiva is of the devil because it has four arms, they mock all of the Eastern traditions and images, because of their total ignorance of their true spiritual meaning, because they are stuck on LITERALISM, the letter that KILLETH.

All the while, it's OK to believe in a monstrous god of the O.T., that kills everything and everyone that makes it angry, that's just great, they don't have a problem with that. Yet they mock krishna and the rest of the gods of mythology, all the while not realizing that the very god of the O.T. is just another symbol of the higher consciousness, coming to battle on your behalf, to kill out the lower self, and help you rise to it's higher state.

They don't get that, so they keep everybody confused, and inside these little boxes full of blasphemous memes, that completely destroy the spirit of a person.

Read other cultures spiritual books, and you will the exact same message in all of them, just told with a different cast of mythological characters, when you see it, you will be freed, freed from the superstitions and the ignorance of religious brainwashing.

As Joseph Campbell said; "it liberated my own mind, and I'm sure it can do the same for you"

It can, if you quit living in FEAR of other spiritual texts, you have just seen the parallels of Jesus and Krishna, the Bible and the Gita, these are just a few, they are there for anyone to see, but first you have to have understanding.

The only good is knowledge and the only evil ignorance - Socrates

Along the way, we bear in mind that it is not one torch we must light, and not a single shadowy labyrinth we must explore, but three. Like a newly initiated Masonic neophyte we too must negotiate three steps toward truth and empowerment. May our destination be the same as that purported by Masonry. May our three lonely roads lead us to the one altar, one shrine - that of Truth.

Truly, it is not hyperbole to say that we are, during the years of this New Millennium, going to experience the greatest of revelations concerning the most relevant of human mysteries. We can expect many a layer of deception to be peeled away and jettisoned. Some of us may be glad and grateful for the coming of the light of revelation.

Others among us may be startled by the proximity of such knowledge and many will be deeply threatened by its presence. Many will not wish to see in themselves the dirt that this light will surely reveal. For these types there are always churches and priests. There will always be confessors in black to hide behind. There will be those who will seek, with their hymns, confessionals, and incense, to appease the profound inner angst of men fast approaching the end of their present cycle of existence.

Michael Tsarion

It took man over a million years to progress from using stones as he found them to the realization that they could be chipped and flaked to better purpose. It then took another 500,000 years before Neanderthal man mastered the concept of stone tools, and a further 50,000 years before crops were cultivated and metallurgy was discovered. Hence, by all scales of evolutionary reckoning, we should still be as far removed from any basic understanding of mathematics, engineering or science - But here we are, only 7,000 years later, landing probes on Mars and can't even understand the true meaning of the Bible and Bhagavad Gita.

We have been led to believe that the entity that the Old Testament describes as a mass murderer and heinous leader is the God of the Universe. We have been led to think that the slaughter of human beings in the name of God is a divine act… In one of the most tragic ironies, the majority of humans continue to worship those “gods” who abused them the most - Jack Barranger (Past Shock)

That's because of the LOWER mind.

In your limbs lie nations twain, Rival races from their birth; One the mastery shall gain, The younger o’er the elder reign - Old Testament (on “Jacob” and “Esau”)

Where are the biblical nations? You see they are your very own limbs, in fact they are your very own organs, your cells and all of the thoughts that proceed from these things, as they are in constant opposition to the higher.

And the Lord said, Look, the people are united, and they all have one language…Come on, let us go down, and therefore confound their language so that they cannot understand one another’s speech - (Genesis 11)

That's the transcended mind of duality, where Jesus said I come from the undivided, you cannot serve mammon (the lower desires) and god (the higher) at the same time. The undivided mind, that is the confounded language, this language is within you.

Each person takes birth inheriting the legacy of the past. As Omar Khayaam reminded us, each person contains within them both heaven and hell. We are each both a devil and a saint. We are each capable of scintillating creative mastery and moral purity and we are also each capable of perpetrating acts of unimaginable criminality and injustice. We are violent to ourselves and to others around us. Moreover, we are the only species to take pleasure from our violence, sadism and perversity

Eve’s descendants have steadily accumulated the power to destroy each other in an unholy Armageddon and, like sleepwalkers, are shuffling toward a planetary ecological disaster. How could a slight, five-foot-tall, two-legged animal create such sublimity and yet wreak so much havoc in so minuscule an interval of earth’s history? - Leonard Shlain (Sex, Time and Power)

That's what all the spiritual teachings are about, overcoming this five foot tall, two legged monster.

Man differs from the animal by the fact that he is a killer; he the only primate that kills and tortures members of his own species without any reason, either biological or economic, and who feels satisfaction in doing so. It is this biologically non-adaptive and non-phylogenetically programmed “malignant” aggression that constitutes the real problem and the danger to man’s existence as a species.

This is a time of literal “Apocalypse” when the masks of the false egos begin to come down. This period of catabolic action, and collective catharsis, will be deeply threatening to those morally unhygienic souls who have long profited from the ruin of their fellows, and to those consummate narcissists who have advanced at the expense of the good people around them.

The approaching endgame is especially threatening to those connoisseurs of power whose insatiable penchant for destruction and deception has contaminated the world, because of their lust and greed for this world, instead of the other higher world, it the condition of the LOWER.EGO, that has caused all of this destruction and disharmony.

Come to the center of the earth, and there you shall find the Philosopher's Stone - Basilius Valentinus (Fifteenth Century Alchemist)

Where is the center of the earth, and what is the philosophers stone, that will all this madness? it is the Pineal gland of the brain.

The story of Jesus the God, or of Jesus the Man, is interesting to less and less rational people in the world today, and there is nothing amiss with that. It is a good sign. The story of truth, of god, and of the divine in us, should not be fixed in the special past, but in the special present - in the moment that is.

Moreover, when we do our historical homework we find out that the story of Jesus is no more dramatic and miraculous, no more pathetic and majestic than the story of other masters of knowledge and Servants of Truth.

Who dares declare that the story of Jesus Christ is any more captivating or inspiring than that of Imhotep, Apollonius of Tyana, Siddhartha, Milerepa, Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Ramana Maharishi, Sarmad, or of Jiddu Krishnamurti?

And, dare we ask how many people in today’s manic world care a jot for these bright lights of past times? For every Christ and Muhammad there are a thousand other god-men, born of virgins, imbued with the deepest wisdom and enamored with a divine mission.

India is filled with like men and women today. So let it be known that there is nothing truly unique about the life of Jesus Christ. The only thing that is unique about the Christ is the lengths to which the Cult, operating in his name, has gone to suppress the truth and to foist their unsustainable sectarian beliefs upon the world.

The Christian zeal for brutal oppression and its violent conversion of non-believers, its penchant for false promises, its expertise with deception and its ability to spawn the vilest of human-monsters are what make it unique in the world.

Therefore, unlike Gadalla, Bushby and other writers of their persuasion, we find our personal interests and passions to not be fulfilled by simple refutation and revision. We are not content to merely point out the manifold fallacies when reading the Bible literally, and to expose the lack of historicity behind most of the key events therein. Nor are we content to merely uncover evidence for a mortal Jesus to replace the immortal one.

We are not content to merely discover the tomb of a dead prophet-king who cheated crucifixion, or who never raised the dead, or performed miracles upon the banks of the Dead Sea, who had wife and offspring and who lived happily ever after. No, these are not our motivations. In light of the splendor and challenge of our metatheme such biographies prove too prosaic to overly preoccupy us. Our endeavor and motivation is a great deal more heretical and seditious.

Yet, suggestively, it is the same motivation of great masters and enlighteners of the past, whose lives, words, and deeds sparked hot with rebellion and iconoclasm. Our agenda is, like theirs, to introduce the reader to the God and the Christ within the Self. There is no more sacred motivation and none which more threatens the ego and its external representatives.

Our mission is to assist in the removal of the insinuated theological viruses which infect the minds and hearts of men, and that prevent human beings on this planet from realizing and tapping into their own divinity. Our sharp tool for accomplishing this psychological surgery is DECONSTRUCTION.

Our endeavor is a catabolic one and, therefore, it flies in the face of those desirous of remaining moribund within the emotional and mental comfort zones. Our deconstructive model and approach reveals the means and mechanics of how the authority of man’s intrinsic Selfhood has been molested by the connoisseurs of deception, by those with a great deal to lose should the subjects under their hypnotic power awaken and become ignited by the Spirit of Rebellion that lies dormant within them. It is this spirit, after all, that is exemplified by the great saviors of the world.

All of them, from Tonatiuh, to Odin, to Christ, to Socrates, were rebels, iconoclasts and outcasts. 

And yet, each was sent to the world by the higher power to execute the will of the so-called “Holy Spirit.” Rebellion, the hallmark of all light-bringers, Servant of Truths and Saviors is, therefore, a true service to the Holy Spirit. Rebellion against those authorities, systems, or ideas that attempt to molest, impede or confound our sacred individuality, sovereignty and true voice, constitutes service to the Holy Spirit.

Rebelliousness is the hallmark of the Holy Spirit. Little wonder then that the Christians personified this Spirit of Rebellion as Lucifer the fallen angel. Little wonder that they obscured the actual significance of the Holy “Ghost.” Little wonder that they frown on the modern outcasts who will not conform to their mental whips or ingest their diet of intoxicating fictions.

Human sickness is so severe that few can bear to look at it...but those who do will become well - Vernon Howard

Whoever cannot find a temple in his heart, the same can never find his heart in any temple - Mikhail Naimy (The Book of Mirdad)

Do you deny me the entrance to heaven, I who have at last learned the mystery of myself - (Egyptian Mystery School Phrase)

Though most Christians will be loathe to accept it, it is in accordance with true Gnostic precepts to identify this so-called “Holy Spirit” (the third spiritual essence and principle within the sacred Trinity) as our own Selfhood.

Many stand outside at the door, but it is only the solitaries who will enter into the bridal chamber - (Jesus Christ's words as recorded in the Gospel of Thomas)

As said, the knowledge of god, or even of the son of god, is worthless to the man who does not know the ways of his own being The chaos and debauch in our world today is the result of this lack of Self-Knowledge. The casualties from drugs and from false spiritual paths and teachers also stand as testimony to our assertion and thesis.

The most strongly enforced of all known taboos, is the taboo against knowing who or what you really are behind the mask of your apparently separate, independent, and isolated ego - Alan Watts (The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are)

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will often be lonely, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself - Fredrick Nietzsche

Alas, I can see that you do not know what it means to be alone. Wherever there have been powerful societies, governments, religions, or public opinions - in short, wherever there was any kind of tyranny, it has hated the lonely philosopher; for philosophy opens up a refuge for man where no tyranny can reach: the cave of inwardness, the labyrinth of the breast; and that annoys all tyrants - Fredrick Nietzsche (Schopenhauer as Teacher)

The Holy Spirit idea, which may be traced back to the feminine “Sophia” was referred to as "Wisdom" and was equated with knowledge and the love of knowledge. This knowledge may extend to the Son of God and then to God himself but must first begin with Self Knowledge. This is literally what Sophia of the Trinity is - Knowledge of the Self. The conspiring forces that sought to make this Self Knowledge taboo and who distorted and complicated our understanding and veneration of the true Holy Spirit were attempting to blot out the Self from the Holy Trinity and from the spiritual canon.

To imagine the Holy Spirit to be some vague presence or to imagine it to be some indefinable aspect of the Virgin Mary, a white ethereal dove, an abstract metaphysical principle, or an inexplicable mystery, suited the desires of the Christian priesthood, but it denied their flock their most valuable key to the gates of salvation. What we were not told is that without the key to Knowledge of the Self, the others keys, should they even come into our possession, are worthless.

It is this journey of self discovery that true mystics embark upon and that sincere philosophers aspire to. But this safari, this trek into the jungles of the Self, was regarded as a reprehensible and even lethal enterprise to those plotting the charts of official religion. And so it was decided that the first and highest priority lay in instilling the wholly false notion that man receives enlightened from without, after penance and after the performance of certain fixed rites overseen by the priests that he must unquestionably revere, serve, and sustain.

The "Holy Ghost," of the ensconced priesthoods, is something that "descends" upon a man from outside. It is not something that awakens from within his own being. It is something sent by another from outside. This implication was enough to send man out of his own being and into the hands of deceivers seeking to rape him of his own inner wealth. In truth, there is no enlightenment outside oneself. There is nothing worth attaining that does not originate within one's own being. If there is such a thing as enlightenment it cannot be found in the company of gurus, priests, or experts.

Only its antithesis can be found in such company. As the inscription at Delphi implied, it is only after a man has ended his own inner division and come to rational clarity over the mystery of himself that he can inherit true wisdom. Only then will that which is worth having make itself known. This idea can still be found expressed within the tomes of official religions. Such entries were probably either remnants of the heavily plagiarized Gnostic canon or clues left by higher minded clerics silently traveling upon their own personal "Siddhartha Roads."

You to jump over the bridge of Selfhood hoping to land on the ship leaving for paradise, is to fall and drown for sure in the cold, swirling, demon-infested depths of perplexity and insanity. “Self-Realization is necessary before God-Realization” was the motto of the Vedanta masters and sages. “Know Thyself,” were the words at the Delphic Oracle in Greece. The temple of the living God is “within” announced the Christian Christ.

The message is simple: There is no enlightenment outside of the Self. Man is his own priest and woman her own priestess. The cardinal misconception, that we can receive our Satori and our bliss from someone or something other than the Self, has achieved more than a reinforcement of the “master-slave” dichotomy. As a philosophy and belief it is the antithesis of that which was taught by the Druid Magi of the ancient world.

We understand that a rational man cannot say, like Christ is meant to have done, that: "I and my Father are one," unless we are each first one within ourselves to begin with. The "Father" is complete, and if we are not, then how can we possibly find oneness with him or with anyone else?

The Christian who imagines that being "one” with the Father implies the abnegation of Selfhood is little more than a masochist. He acts sadistically to himself. He commits a cardinal sin with just this kind of illogical thinking. How can a mere nothing, a human zero, merge with God? After all, who is it that comprehends this state of oneness? Logically it is only a Self that can merge or bond with God's Self. Anything else is fantasy.

When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty, and you are poverty - (Gospel of Thomas)

You yourself are even another little world and have within you the sun and the moon and also the stars - Origen (Church Father, 3rd Century AD)

You are the temple of God. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are - (1 Corinthians 3:16)

The abnegation of Selfhood is tantamount to self-murder. Thanks to orthodox religion and its anti-human dogmas this sadism to the self is rampant throughout the world. We can find it in the East and in the West. Religion, government, and corporations exist, it seems, to rape men of their inherent sovereignty and to crush the Spirit of Rebellion. These forces are obscene contradictions to the true Holy Spirit.

The Church, in particular, is not the agent of the Holy Spirit but its greatest enemy. A careful reading of the bible reveals how many passages are given over to the question of slavery and how endorsed it is by god and his terrestrial agents.

The man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest, even that man shall die – (Deuteronomy 17:12) The high priest is on the INSIDE.

Aquarius and Uranus rule the spirit of youth that is akin to the Spirit of Rebellion. The coming of Uranus can be compared to a meeting between an extremely caffeinated and ticked-off Bruce Lee meeting an extremely hyper and histrionic Jackie Chan. As we can imagine, there won’t be much left of the furniture after they get through talking over their problems.

Uranus is the planetary ruler of the famous Fool card in the Tarot. The Fool represents the innocent, sensitive, vital mind that is ever receptive, unconditioned, mutable, and free. He is the androgynous one who travels without a load of attachments and who allows neither fear nor memory to interfere with his mutable, omnidirectional journey of experience. He perfectly embodies the Taoist's Wei Wu Wei (accomplishment without action). To him the world always appears new, fresh, interesting and magical.

This does not mean that the Fool does not also see the injustice and perversity that exists around him. He sees all the suffering and sorrow and laments it deeply. His spirit is after all Plutonic and Uranian. His spirit is free and also deeply human but his solutions to problems are of a grass-roots variety.

He despises complexity and prefers solutions that are ingenious yet simple and comprehensible. The Plutonic-Uranian mind does not require debates, pie-charts, graphs, boardroom decisions or ten-year plans to cut through Gordian Knots or to move proverbial mountains. The Uranian does not need to take a poll of the opinions of others to know what he should believe or when and how to act.

Independence and individualism are not merely catch-phrases to him. He is suspicious when such terms are used to enslave rather than to liberate, when they proffer false security instead of true grounded integral sovereignty.

Essentially, the Uranian Fool is a proverbial Fifth-Columnist or Agent Provocateur, working to bring down the crumbling and oppressive edifices and “dark satanic mills” that incarcerate the spirit of man. He is a true servant of the Holy Spirit, even if he does not look like one. you know anything about a man going around playing a harmonica? He's someone you'd remember...instead of talking he plays...and when he better play, he talks - Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West)

The Spirit of Rebellion and the return to Selfhood will be humankind’s salvation in the dark times that are approaching. We have already been feeling, seeing, and experiencing the subtle and not so subtle effects of Uranus and Pluto for some time now. The “Hippy” era of the 1960s was a perfect expression of the lower and more chaotic Aquarian-Uranian archetypes. The “Punk” era of the 1970s was a good example of lower frequency Scorpionic-Plutonic archetypes and the sexual promiscuity of the 80s and 90s was also a patently lower-octave symptom.

The nature of Pluto is similar to that of the Hindu god Shiva…Pluto usually begins by breaking down a structure, then creates a new one in its place. The entire cycle of death, destruction and renovation is accompanied by tremendous powers, for Pluto is not a mild or even very subtle planetary influence. It brings decay at one level or another…It also rules the death and regeneration of the self, as old aspects of your life pass away…Pluto does not represent death in the literal sense, instead it refers to a metaphorical death, something that ceases to be - Robert Hand (Planets in Transit)

In the intermediate years we will do well to educate ourselves as to how the architects of ruin, within the religious and political hierarchies, are likely to react to this influx of liberating energy. These well-established bastions of repression and oppression are, after all, not in the habit of just rolling out of the way and giving up the ghost and we can expect them to willfully react in concert to overcome the new paradigm and new modality of expression that seeks to breach their walls and invade their territory, so to speak.

The masses of discontented and inwardly discomfited who consider themselves as being “against the system” (and this includes the majority of pseudo-Communists, pseudo-Anarchists, and so on) are usually of the first variety and are, therefore, easily duped and led. More often than not these soft-rebels are also highly duplicitous types, narcissistic and devious, desiring only to seize the reigns of power for themselves.

After all, how many Stalins, Castros, Che's, Maos, and Mugabes of the world begin as fierce, zealous “opponents” of the status quo only to later become the fiercest and most zealous of oppressors? As William Blake wrote: "the fist that crushes the tyrants head becomes a tyrant in the tyrant’s stead."
See the movie "animal farm"

Having walked through Hades, to emerge again, the Servant of Truth is supremely qualified to heal and revive the lost and ignorant people of the world. His power lies in his healthy attitude to the challenges of life and in his Spirit of Rebellion and Contradiction. His authority is a result of his psychological and attitudinal freedom, for it is this inner condition that exalts a man - even one whose body is bound in chains.

See, Plato's cave for the meaning of the bound and chained spirit.

If we will just harken to Jesus, and to krishna and Buddha, and follow and understand the message, we can free ourselves from the external afflictions of those lower minds that control and run this world outer matrix, if we will read, learn and understand this message, then we will free our spirits, that comes from the inward journey into the center of the earth, where the philosopher stone sits, this is only place you will ever find any truth. Thank god, Buddha and Krishna, that these books were not completely destroyed by the violent left hand of those religious barbarians of the past.

If they had known what the true message of the bible was, they would have burned it along with all the of the 70,000 scrolls of ancient knowledge they burned at that wonderful library at Alexandria.

We now know what the problem is, we also know what the solution is, now all we have to do is seek WITHIN, just as Jesus taught, just as Krishna taught, and just as the Buddha taught.

So what are you waiting for?

Many people are truly afraid ,because they think that when they reached this higher spiritual plateau, that they will no longer be able to have fun, and enjoy the world, that one must give up the world all together, this type of thinking is totally wrong and false.

You have to live in the world, you have to eat, you have to go out and have a good time, you have to do all of the things that are enjoyable to the senses and , but the secret is, you are to in the world and enjoying it, just not of it. it means that the higher spiritual is now in charge, and you see the world with a different set of eyes and understanding. yes go to the Boardwalk in Atlantic city, go to Las vegas, go, go, go, these things are here for pleasure.

You have gone to the far shore, and there is no return, this is a spiritual statement, you must still be in the world, but you will move through this world in a different mind set, in a different fashion.

Do you think that one of the most enlightened men of our time didn't enjoy the world?

Bhagwan Rajneesh with his 100 Rolls Royce's and a harem of women, people said he could not have possibly been an enlightened master, fooled all of them, because that's not what it means, that's the limitations put upon the mind by RELIGION.

"God is NOT subject to the carnal nature, neither can he be" The Bible

If you understand this, there is a freedom there.

You never think about Jesus as having any bodily functions, I mean if he really existed as flesh and blood man, you would have to also imagine him sitting on the throne, and I don''t mean the throne of god, but the throne built by John T crapper, and then you will imagine Jesus grunting squeezing out a big log, and wiping his Detroit, you will have to imagine Jesus stopping between sermons and doing this, and then we will also have to imagine him stopping and whipping out his Lizard and urinate on a tree, and getting laid, so his head won't explode, but we cannot bring this image into our imagination, because he is divine, and therefore, he must not have a need for such bodily functions. If he ate and drank wine, he surely did use these bodily functions.

I mean does god take tums, does god clean up dog poop in the backyard? Sure he does. "ye are gods and the scripture cannot be broken" Jesus.

"You are to be in the world" "but not of the world"

You will still have sex, eat your favorite fillet Mignon, because god loves the smell of steak cooking in the desert, you will still clean up the house, clean up dog mess, you will do all of the things necessary to take of the physicals needs, you will still read books and go to school, and take care of the intellectual, you will still enjoy a good stand up comic, a good movie, a beer or glass of wine, but the big difference is, once you have gone to the far shore, your higher self will be in control, you still have to be in the world.

You will still sit on your broken down couch in your apartment, house, trailer or where ever you live, but your mind will be in paradise, that's the key. You will no longer be under the authority of the OUTSIDE world, but instead the INSIDE world.

So would Buddha or Jesus go to Atlantic city and put money in a slot machine and try their luck?

And the answer is.......

Of Course. And Buddha puts in a quarter in one of the one arm bandits, pulls the old handle, and all Sevens come up, and he knows he has arrived at the right machine.

Jesus does likewise, and they both walk out of the casino with big smiles on their faces. They are both in the world, but not of it. They just don't have any EGO about it, that's the difference.

"God is NOT subject to the carnal nature, neither can he be" The Bible

God is only subject to you, from the neck up, PERIOD!

From the neck down the physical body is only worth about 2 cents on the hoof.

But from the neck up, all the real gold in the world couldn't pay the price for the gold of god/christ/krishna/buddha consciousness.

If you understand this, there is a freedom there.

Would Jesus or Buddha crap in the woods, and wipe their Detroit's, would Jesus or Buddha after eating some cooked up lentils, would Jesus or Buddha visit the local brothels to take care of their physical bodies needs,? of course they would, wouldn't they also eat food and drink liquids? of course they would, if they really existed as LITERAL human beings.

The reason that so many priests and other religious preachers have been raping children, is because the Church and religion tells them they are not to touch women, they are to suppress a natural bodily function.

That goes for the Buddhists cults in the far East as well, that live a life apart from female companionship, they are just as deluded as their idiot Christian counterparts

I guess they don't crap, fart or urinate either, because that must be bad in the eyes of a god or the universe.

I guess women are the devil Bobby Bouche' I mean sometimes we think they are, especially when they are on their bloody moon cycle. the gates of hell open.

It is only due to Religious programming that you do not take part in the fruits of this world and all that it has to offer.

I don't know about you, but I want to go and watch Jimmy Buffet at the boardwalk and be in margaritaville, now that's living baby.

Religion, the biggest crime against the freedom of the spirit that was ever invented.

They simply don't get it! Religion telling teenagers not to have sex, is like telling the mighty rushing Mississippi river to stop flowing by shouting at it, it's ludicrous.

"God is NOT subject to the carnal nature, neither can he be" The Bible

Have fun, just don't harm anyone, that's the secret.

The spiritual has to take first place over the physical, the physical must take second place over the higher spiritual, but if you do not take care of the needs of the physical, the emotional and the intellectual, you will self destruct.

That's what has happened to religious people the world over, they view sex as evil, they view having a night out as evil, they view smoking as evil, albeit it's not too good for you, they believe that just about everything is of the devil, like Bobby Bouches' mother in water boy, all the while not realising that they alone are the real devils.

They have misread the ancient scrips, written by those great mysticists of olden time, and have destroyed many minds because of it.

The Christiam the Muslim, the Judaist, have some of the most twisted minds on this planet we call Gaia, this is a fact, and you know it well. They do not have a clue as to what their particular spiritual books really mean, so they make stuff up, as long as there's money in it.

The alone have divided your mind like an axe divides a log into.

And then they take that divided log and throw in the fire of death, the death of the spirit, killing it's freedom, that it was born with. Don't do this, don't do that, don't have sex, don't drink, don't smoke pot yada, yada, yada, what the hell do they know?

Absolutely NOTHING!

Did they teach you anything, that you learned here at the HiddenLighthouse?


Genesis 4:15 says that a mark is placed on Cain to protect him.

It is important that all life function with positive and negative. It is inherent in nature.

So the scripture tells us that God will not allow the destruction of the negative or lower animal part of human kind.

But, it is equally important to understand that the lower part must not be allowed to hold sway over the higher.

Cain must take second place to Abel. The physical must take second place to the spiritual, or it will self destruct.

Honey do you have the car all packed up, Atlantic City is waiting!


Summary of the bible

The bible can be summed up very easy without getting into all the details of individual stories, like General Sisera's maid servant driving a tent stake through his right temple, and all kinds of other crazy stories, the entire old testament, excluding parts of genesis, are stories about god (the higher consciousness) killing out all of the aspects of the lower self.

The we can sum up the entire new testament without all of the details, by understanding that the resurrection is actually talking about each one of us resurrecting our dead animal personalities on the cross of matter within our own selves, and opening the right hemispheres of our brains, and integrating both minds into one undivided mind.

Then the revelations story is telling us how this resurrection happens, by opening our seven seals, seven chakras or CHURCHES in mediation, then the prodigal son story in the very back of most bibles comes back home, to the fathers house, and sits at the right hand hand of power, the right side of the brain, which is the third ventricle of the brain, also referred to as the third heaven in Matthew.

The seven churches or chakras are apostate while remaining in their dormant state of latency. Jesus, the energy of the solar plexus will revive them when one raises the energy through to the head, then Jesus has established his new church that he raised up in THREE days, made WITHOUT tools.

The "son of man" is then the renewed mind that comes forth out of this Yogic process of meditation. It's the Christ/Buddha/Krishna consciousness, the new Jerusalem, heaven, samadi, satori, enlightenment, nirvana, bliss, and all of the other etymologies used to describe this higher state.

Not any LITERAL Buddha, Jesus or Krishna, but US!

They are just fingers pointing the way, "don't concentrate on the finger, or else you will miss all the heavenly glory".

Religion concentrates on the finger, that's why they will miss all the heavenly glory.

The first (those that go to church and believe in an outer jesus), will be last, and the last, (those that know the ancient path of meditation, and go WITHIN as Jesus instructed) will be first.

But first we will be beaten with many stripes, just as jesus was beaten with forty stripes. 40 representing the physical that must be overcome.

Stripes are a symbol of the lower life/mind in it's earthly function of incarnation, the pain and sufferings (stripes) upon the soul in involution, once the awakened higher mind (servant) realizes the higher aspect of nature, and in retrospect realizes that one has been beaten by this lower mind, while mired in the lower life of sense and emotion.

Servant is a symbol of those qualities of mind in subordinate positions, which watch over and preserve the interests of activities which need to be directed at those aspects of the lower mind thinking, to pull them upwards to a higher position. They (the servants) have been beaten by many stripes. that's what the lower mind does, that's why it's the BEAST.

This beastly lower mind has kept us in poverty our entire lives, POVERTY is a symbol of lack of reality of inner divine truth and wisdom. It is the lack of spiritual things, not LITERAL money as those TV evangelists would have you believe, they alone are in poverty, concerning the things of spirit. They are still receiving many stripes.

End of bible story.

To sum up Buddhism

Shave head, get a yellow robe, a rice bowl, act humble, smile a lot and go out and get some food. Ha ha!

Go back to barracks and meditate, empty the mind and hope for satori.

And never touch women, that's evil.

Understand that any suffering that you go through is the result of past sins or misdeeds, things you did or said that hurt other human beings.

Put into action the eight fold path and the four noble truths.

Go back to barracks and meditate. Overcome the five senses.

In short

The non doing of any evil, the performance of what's skillful, the cleansing of one's own mind; this is the teaching of the awakened one.

Sounds like a summary of the bible.

What about krishna

Go to airports dressed funny and pretend to give out copies of the Bhagvad gita, then once they take it, ask them for a donation, if they offer none, take back the book, then go and beat drums and dance in the street. ha ha!

Realize that you are not the body, but the internal indwelling immortal soul. Overcome the five senses, and the physical, the intellectual and the emotional nature.

Meditate for krishna consciousness, and win the battle between the left and right brain duality, to come to one unified Krishna mind. Enlightenment.

That sums up all three teachings in short, all the rest is just the details, poetry, mythology and so forth.

Even shorter version of all three.

Find a spot, should be a darkened room, take a meditation posture, still the mind, try and reduce thoughts to the zen no mind state, almost impossible.

Then begin to meditate earnestly.

If you do this, you have fulfilled the teachings of the three great teachings of the earth. Jesus, Buddha and Krishna.

Unbelievable!!!!!! Yet believe it, because it's true!!!!

Buddhas teachings are straightforward and that the "way", is to have compassion for the world and everyone in it.

The bible story is strictly INNER stuff, Jesus is not commanding you to love others and so forth, it's all mystical and mythology, speaking of internal warfare, very much like the bhagavad gita.

The bible is in stark contrast to Buddhism in this regard, yet the end result is the same, because once you receive it in meditation, you will become a Buddha, a Christ or a Krishna.

The end result is the same, to receive the higher universal consciousness within your own field of consciousness.

There all just different paths to the same ultimate end, as Buddha said "to reach the farther shore".

He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house. Prov. 15:27

His own house is the mind.

 Dancing Shiva

Indras Universes, Joseph Campbell

Hindu Wisdom

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