foreign back again talking to luminaries influencers in the realm of everything to do with human potential and today my very special guest is Rick doblin PhD he's the founder and president of the multi-disciplinary association for psychedelic studies frequently referred to as maps maps he received his Doctorate inContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras Śarīravṛttirvratam Śarīravṛttirvratam For the Yogi established in pure consciousness, the physical body is not material. It's a fluctuation of the Yogi's own awareness. The fluctuation of the Yogi's own awareness, that's the way at least the way I understand this particular Sutra sutra. Let's look at this ideaContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras continued Śivatulyo jāyate Śivatulyo jāyate This is the direct translation: to the extent that you know Shiva of pure consciousness, or divine undifferentiated consciousness, to the extent that you know Shiva, you become Shiva. To the extent that you know the divine, you become the divine. That's theContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras continued. Prāṇasamācāre samadarśanam Prāṇasamācāre samadarśanam For the Yogi, every breath, every sensation that we call breath is the movement of divine consciousness or pure consciousness or pure awareness. So let's explore this. It's great. Every breath, breath is a sensation. OK? And breath is the beginning of ourContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras So here we go. Triṣu caturthaṁ tailavadāsecyam Triṣu caturthaṁ tailavadāsecyam The fourth state or (turya) must be expanded like oil so that it pervades the other three: waking, dreaming and deep sleep. Ok. So let's continue with that idea. What are the three states? I'm reading from LakshmanContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras Kavargādiṣu māheśvaryādyāḥ paśumātaraḥ Kavargādiṣu māheśvaryādyāḥ paśumātaraḥ OK. That sounds good for you. Everything said in basically uh three uh words. So in this shiva sutra is described how language with letters, words, sentences, stories and epics actually obscures the truth, fundamental truth. And yet without language, we doContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras Vidyāvināśe janmavināśaḥ Vidyāvināśe janmavināśaḥ When the Yogi's knowledge of the self is permanently established, then birth and death are gone forever and then a little bit from Lakshman Joo, so we can explore it a little further. The notion of birth and death. The knowledge of being isContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras Svamātrānirmāṇamāpādayati Svamātrānirmāṇamāpādayati as translated by Lakshman Joo, experiencing that this objective world is the project is the product experiencing that this objective world is the product of his/her subjective consciousness. The Yogi can create anything that he or she desires. So once the world is seen as pureContinue Reading

Shiva Sutras Āsanasthaḥ sukhaṁ hrade nimajjati Āsanasthaḥ sukhaṁ hrade nimajjati Seated in that real posture, the real Asana, the Yogi effortlessly dives in the ocean of nectar. OK. So a little bit uh from Lakshman Joo and then let's explore from a postmodern point of view as well. So LakshmanContinue Reading

Bījāvadhānam From the Shiva Sutras, I'll first read what Lakshman Joo has to say. When you maintain undivided attention and awareness on infinite energy, the supreme energy, which is the seed of the universe, then you have Shakti infinite Shakti So Bīja, Sanskrit for "seed" or "germ" is understood andContinue Reading

Continuing Shiva Sutras Yathā tatra tathānyatra The freedom of Samadhi is also possible in the external world in that you can be local and non local at the same time. That's what uh the Shiva Sutra says this of course has been said many times by others. I'm in thisContinue Reading