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Dirty Enlightenment

Dirty Enlightenment

Nothing needs to be different from how it is right now for us to be okay. There is no problem with the way things are in this or any moment. This understanding can yield a deep relaxation in which personal ups and downs unfold.

What Osho’s ‘Commandments’ Mean to Me

What Osho’s ‘Commandments’ Mean to Me

Osho opened new doors to truths that for many had become dead. He rejected intellectual, social and spiritual tradition, shining fresh light on ancient wisdom. Osho wouldn’t really submit to or issue commandments, free-wheeling spirit that he was. But here’s as close as he came.

The Wisdom behind Phil Jackson’s 11 NBA Championships

The Wisdom behind Phil Jackson’s 11 NBA Championships

Phil Jackson has won more NBA titles than any other head coach. He puts his success down to how he helped team members cultivate resilient calmness and develop a deep sense of connection with one another. To improve their performance, he broadened his teams’ horizons and encouraged them to see things in fresh ways.

Why the Obstacle is the Way

Why the Obstacle is the Way

Ryan Holiday shows us how to apply Stoicism to modern life in The Obstacle is the Way. The underlying point is that life sends us what we need to grow and progress. But why or how is it that the obstacle is the way? How does nature lay this path for us?

J. Krishnamurti’s Radical Freedom

J. Krishnamurti’s Radical Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti, an Indian sage, rejected his home’s spiritual traditions while pointing to the same truths from his own angle. He promoted a radical view of freedom, rejecting moral and intellectual authority, subordinating even knowledge to immediate, open awareness.

Five Ken Wilber Quotes* Pointing to the Great Perfection

Five Ken Wilber Quotes* Pointing to the Great Perfection

Ken Wilber is a polymath who knows and respects numerous non-dual traditions, western philosophies and therapeutic approaches, but he enjoys a special affinity with Dzogchen. My own simplification of this Buddhist tradition is that all is eternally perfect, with no need or opening for intervention or improvement of any kind.

Hold Life Loosely and Laugh

Hold Life Loosely and Laugh

The fictional notebooks of Harry Haller, aka Steppenwolf, reveal the brilliant but troubled mind of a man on a journey of integration — integrating his dark, animal aspects into a fuller version of himself and integrating as a spirited individual in the maddening bourgeois world of Weimar Germany. Harry’s battle to reconcile freedom and connection contains lessons for any seeker.

Ten Ramesh Balsekar Quotes Pointing to the Final Understanding

Ten Ramesh Balsekar Quotes Pointing to the Final Understanding

Ramesh Balsekar’s core message is unpalatable to believers in personal free will. Many non-dualist teachers hold their assault on free will until late in the progression of their teachings, looking to ‘soften the ground’ first with other aspects of perspective shifting. But Ramesh moves straight to it from his starting axiom of non-dualism: All there is is consciousness, and consciousness is all there is.

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