Dogma, the Law, and Religion

What is the greater dogma: the law or religion?  Both religion and the law cover the full range of possibilities from fanaticism to wisdom.  A simple glance at world history, as well as current affairs, tells us it all depends upon the people involved–the people ‘in charge’?  In fact, that applies to everything under the sun.

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A Look Into the Crystal Ball: What Will Happen Over the Next Six Months

My blogs and podcasts are not intended to just provide facts and concepts.  They are meant to be experiential.  What is truth?  How can it be found?  And more importantly, how can it be lived—naturally, spontaneously?  Here we hold up a mirror, inviting you to cast your gaze within—to see what lies “beyond the looking glass”—within the crystal ball.  To listen, please click here.

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Why is California Burning?

No, we do not need to get cosmic to consider this.  Yet, at the same time, everything is transgradient, i.e., permeates all levels of life and nature.  Dogmatic perspectives undermine wisdom.  Humility is the flip side of wisdom. There is a lot to look at here: Judgement, simplistic reasoning, karma, oblivion, etc.  We can explore many facets of the diamond of life by considering the simple question:  “Why is California Burning?”.  Ancient secrets reveal deeper knowledge.  You may want to ask yourself what you would say before listening.  To listen, please click here.

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TOMORROW (SUNDAY) EXTREMELY AUSPICIOUS DAY

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 13) is a very auspicious day. There is a jyotish planetary configuration that has not occurred for 200 years and will not occur for another 200 years. All the planets, except Venus, will be in their own signs or exalted etc. Panditji suggests that you light a little ghee lamp or candle in front of a picture or murthi (statue) of Mother Divine and say a little prayer to Her on that day.  Meditation on that day will be particularly beneficial.  

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Ideals, Politics, Peace, Harmony and All of Us

I sincerely believe that if we all sat together and discussed personal and political matters, we would realize that we all share the same ideals.  For example we all want peace, harmony, prosperity and justice for all.  Politics has just put a harsh and passionate spin on it all. 
As with so many levels and issues of life (interpersonal, community, political, philosophical, religious, even dietary etc.) the belief that seems to hold true is that the best way to win a disagreement is to demonize those with the opposing view.  “We are good; they are bad” seems to dominate over a mature, balanced, and reasonable joint effort to move life forward.  Paticularly in this election year and certainly regarding the current challenging jyotish, we do well to sidestep the politics and not get caught up in all the negativity.  Needless to say demonization breeds hatred which destroys so much of what we all long for.
Speaking of jyotish, Saturn and Jupiter are moving closer and closer together. They will be the closest around December 21, which is not good.  Also, Mars and Saturn are very powerful these days.  So for the next few months we do well to put extra attention on staying ‘out of the weeds’ of conflict and negativity.
A brief look at the history of humanity makes it clear that we have a lot to learn before we can live, let live and just get along.  Hatred and contempt is no way to run a world, a country, a state, city, community, or personal life.  Perfection dwells deep within the Kaivalya of the Transcendent.  We do well if we do not demand it of others…or of ourselves.  Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

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