The Power of Affection

You can make love to your partner, embrace your children, write poems or give presents to the ones in your circle of love, but the transmission of affection won’t be complete or fully satisfied until you add 3 ingredients: presence, interest and curiosity. Presence:...

Sutra: The friend of the seeker

The seeker must be prepared to be content with his own solitude, to make himself his own best friend and to dwell in that space as the only shelter of his creation.

Interventions and Effortlessness

(From Silent Retreat, May 2018) In your process of introspection, it’s natural that you pass through the body of the mind and it’s also natural that you would like to get rid of the mind or to pacify yourself from the pain of thinking. If we approach the mind from the...

The Psychological Self and the stamina of the heart

Notes from the Intensive, May 2018 in Wakefield What is stamina? Stamina is endurance. While the practice makes you sensible, sensitive and perceptive, the persona will throw stuff at you stuff: doubts, interventions, transformational things, fear, conversations of...

The 5 Gates to Humbleness

We are on Earth to cultivate humbleness and to reclaim the life force as our master. Our experiences are a doorway to humbleness, as we learn to belong to the moment without judgement, resistance or struggle. When we release and extract the life force from our...

Ayurvedic tips for a balanced summer

According to ayurveda, the qualities of summer are hot, sharp, and penetrating. That’s why our pitta dosha—the subtle energy that controls metabolism and can cause us to overheat—tends to flare up when the temperatures rise. Pitta-related imbalances include sunburn,...

Sutra: the identity of the seeker

The seeker is the individual who decides to be himself no matter what. This is possible by constantly dialling into his own wisdom and by listening to his inner knowing. Like an artist, the wisdom must be expressed boldly, all the while maintaining the vision that he...

Sutra: The intelligence of the seeker

The intelligence of the seeker dwells in the valour he places in confronting the interventions he uses to avoid, control or delight himself in his own will. The recognition of a false will liberates a true passion for his natural self, for life and his race. When the...

Sutra: The unreality of Pain

The seeker must be aware of the reality of his pain and the unreality of his pain (invented). When this awareness is steady, the seeker has the opportunity to detach from the coping persona. The coping persona brings the seeker down into an eternal duality, giving him...

The simple choice to be with the other

The first thing that I want to mention is the innate power that we all have to create form; this is a divine attribute and we all share that quality of the Source. Imagine this innate power to create form as an organ embedded in all 12 bodies of your structure of...

Satsang: Motherhood and Spiritual Parents

(Satsang, May 15, 2018) Transcribe by Vashista Roske, Edit by Briya Freeman Berdhanya: I want to start this satsang with one question: Are you a mother? Students: [Some say yes. Some say no.] Berdhanya: This is the first topic of contemplation: Am I a mother? Of...

Sutra: The real confidence

The self-confidence of the seeker is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The seeker seeks impeccability in his own eyes and that humbleness. The average man is hooked...

How to deal with personal importance

The seeker must direct himself to abandon his ties to his personal history and stories. For this, he must use 3 points of contemplation: 1. Forget his self-importance in any narration of his experiences.  Here, the seeker sees his experiences as isolated...

Sutra: The freedom of impeccability

The only freedom seekers have is to be impeccable, to behave impeccable. Not only impeccability is freedom: it is the only way to straighten the human form. The seeker must be impeccable in their availability to drop what is not real, in that way the entrapment of...

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