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The Real Nature of Kundalini

Shunyamurti answers a question about the experience and process of awakening kundalini energy—how does it awaken, does it have an intelligence of its own, what is its purpose, and what…

The Transubstantiation of Trauma

In answer to the quintessential question of all seekers--why can we not reach silence in practice,and find freedom if this is our essence?--Shunyamurti combines Ramana's teaching on Chit Jada Granthi…

Inward and Upward at the End of Time

Shunyamurti gave an inspiring teaching during a recent documentary film night at the ashram, before we viewed the first episode of Joseph Campbell's Mythos II series: "So the bottom line…

Don’t Let Fear Control You

What does one do when fear arises? Shunyamurti encourages us to face the false projections on which fear is based and go beyond the intensity to discover the infinity that…

Meditation is the Shift from Meaning to Being

In this teaching, Shunyamurti describes meditation as an art and a science, a means of shifting consciousness into higher dimensions where one is able to go beyond "normal", beyond signifiers,…

True Greatness Lies Beyond the Mind

Shunyamurti reads from Ramana Maharshi's Upadesa Saram, calling this the core of the essence of the fundamental teaching: to extinguish the ego mind is to realize the true greatness that…

The Path to the Self Leads Through Depersonalization

Shunyamurti answers a student’s question about stuckness: How do I deal with the ego's narrative of not being good enough and not having enough willpower to move forward on the…

The Simulation is Now Being Adjusted

In this beautiful morning teaching, Shunyamurti explains that the Sat Yoga vow of santosha, contentment, is the basis for Grace, of which there are three forms: Shaktipat, anugraha, and prasad,…

Return to the Natural State of Luminous Blissful Intelligence

Shunyamurti describes the state of the ego which has fallen from its original state of higher consciousness. But the way out of the paranoid delusion that is ego-consciousness--and into the…

Overcoming the Organ of Ignorance

In a world where truth is censored, how does one win the battle over the internal censor in order to gain a greater understanding of what is really going on…
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Brahmachari:

One whose consciousness has merged with Brahman, the Absolute, and thus has been liberated from all desire, fear, attachment, and material frames of reference. Thus, a Brahmachari naturally lives a life of celibacy, simplicity, and inner solitude.

Satsang:

Meditative meetings in which the highest teachings are shared. Shunyamurti also offers guidance during questions and answers to resolve the most difficult and delicate matters of the heart.

Teleological:

Information, energy, or nonlinear change that occurs as the effect of events that take place in the future and alter the past, which is perceived in the present as non-ordinary phenomena, synchronicities, unpredictable emergent properties or other notable explicate arisings. The source of such forces may also lie beyond chronological time, in higher dimensions of the Real.

The process of non-process:

Since awakening is instantaneous, along with the recognition that one was never really in the dream, but enjoying the creation of the dream, it must be understood that making awakening into a process can only be part of the dream, and has nothing to do with Awakening itself.

The Real:

When we speak of the Real, unless otherwise qualified, we mean the Supreme Real. The Supreme Real does not appear. Appearance is not Real. All that appears is empty of true existence. There are no real things. All that is phenomenal is temporary, dependent, and reducible to a wave function of consciousness. The world does not exist independent of consciousness. There is no matter or material world. All is made of consciousness. Pure consciousness is Presence. It is no-thing, non-objective, not in space or time. All that appears in Presence, or to Presence, is an emanation of Presence, but is not different from That. This is one meaning of nonduality.

The Real is also a term used in Lacanian psychoanalysis. What Lacan means by the Real is that aspect of phenomenal appearance which is overwhelming, traumatic, or impossible. We would call that Real One. It is a relative Real, not Absolute. We add that there is a Real Two, which consists of divine love. Love is not an appearance, but it changes appearance, through recognition of its Source, into a divine manifestation, a projection of God’s sublimely beautiful Mind as infinite fractal holographic cosmos. Real Three is the unchanging Absolute, beyond all conception or image.

Dharma and dharma:

When we use the term Dharma (capitalized), we refer to our dedication to living in accord with the timeless principles of impeccable integrity that keep us in harmony with Nature and our Supernatural Source.

When we use the term without capitalization, we refer to our acceptance of the community’s processes, protocols, and chain of command with the “Haji! Spirit” of going the “extra mile” and working overtime when necessary to make the impossible inevitable, as our unconditional act of surrender to Love.