Suggested Readings

1) Classic Books About the Spiritual Path The Bhagavad Gita. There are many versions but the versions by Swami Prabhupada and Stephen Mitchell are excellent. The Tao te Ching I find the version by Stephen Michell to be poetic and clear. The Upanishads. The Kena, Maitri, Mandukya, and Taittiriya Upanishads are a good place to […]

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Be Still and Know- What Does it Really Mean?

    Spiritual teachers have given the instruction to reach Samadhi: “be still and know”.  Be still and know the true Self beyond name and form, or be still and know that you are God. What exactly do they mean?      How can you be still on a globe spinning 1,000mph around its axis, […]

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Concentration and Surrender- The Two Fundamental Aspects of Meditation

  Two aspects or dimensions of meditation can be found in most traditions in which the perennial wisdom flourishes. The two aspects have been called yin and yang, shakti and shiva, or energy and consciousness and many other names throughout history. These two aspects reflect the nature of the dualistic world in which we live. […]

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