My Internet is still down because I still don’t have power! Until it gets going again, I’ll just be posting quotes and pics now and then from my cell. Thank you everyone for following and enjoying the dharma: this blog just passed the 2k mark!
Become the source of love and happiness in your life. Seek it nowhere else and...– the divine guru
liquideyez asked: I used to meditate after a run or a workout and found that it was easy to settle into a quietness and empty my mind (mainly because my mind had to be quieted during my run as well to push through the pain) but lately I can't seem to keep my busy and a few mantras I have tried just don't feel comfortable rolling off the tongue so to speak (I usually just recite them in my head) and also I...
Anonymous asked: Namaste, do you recommend any mantras for the feeling of sadness/depression?
eroma-rap asked: I really admire you and your teaching! I've learned a lot so far :) Could you give me some advice on how to start on a new spiritual path? For example, how to start meditating or thinking (or not thinking). I just can't seem to get into the right mindset! Namaste.
eroma-rap asked: Do you ever pray? If so, what or whom do you pray to and why?
Anonymous asked: Do you have any suggestions as to how I could use meditation/spiritual work to improve my physical health and/or well being?
openandempty asked: Hi. What is Namaste?
Time for another post on spiritual technology. The idea of sacred space is common to hinduism, tantra, witchcraft, shamanism, and many western occult systems such as the Golden Dawn. The way it typically works is this: 1. Mark the boundaries of your space. Create a circle out of candles or nails, or just draw an imaginary line around your space. 2. Next, orient that space with respect to...
jmfgg1 asked: Hi Lazy Yogi... im writing you from Mexico. Your tumblr seems very interesting for me, I guess im in the same way of elightment, but im staring since this year. I wahted to ask you what you think about ALCOHOL, do you use it? or used it before??? for me its one of the biggest problems to get thru, becausa all my friends and my surounding people use to drink al weekends, some time since thursday...
Anonymous asked: How do you reconcile your path and practice with living in a modern-day world? I know the path stresses detachment, but how do you, how can one, balance detachment and attachment in life, if that makes sense.
It is only when we dwell in silence that we can experience something entirely new. The constant dialogue in our heads enforces reality to be a specific way. If it deviates from the plan in our head, most of the time we kick up a fuss until it returns to what we consider normal. Take a chance. Figure out how to drop judgmental perception where you are so convinced that the walls are walls and...
Us Groovy Kids!: Silent Prayer In Hinduism →
usgroovykids: “The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. … Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled...
As an actor, fear comes up because I want to do a good job, an enlightened piece...– Jeff Bridges
The truly sacred can never be bothered, interrupted, or profaned. It is ever...– the divine guru
Only the man can change the man. At best, experiences, thoughts, and revelations...– the divine guru
I am the way and the truth and the life.– Jesus
Nonreaction to the ego in others is one of the most effective ways not only of...– Eckhart Tolle
Paying attention provides the gift of noticing, and the gift of connecting. It...– Sharon Salzberg
All know the Way, but few actually walk it.– Bodhidharma
Discovering the Jewel in the Lotus
To kick off my posts on spiritual technology, I will begin with the very first meditation technique that was effectively taught to me. Since it got me to where I am now, I can sincerely vouch for its effectiveness. This technique was called nath sitting, though it could be called anything. You could call it Conscious Observation. It may sound like “just chilling” but it isn’t....
Thanks to those that have addressed my questionnaire. The feedback is very much appreciated and I’m glad you all have been truly taking something away from the dharma. It seems the majority would like me to speak more about spiritual practices and technologies. This is heartening news to me. Most people need or are contented simply by inspiring things, without the will or desire to act...
Quick Spiritual Questionnaire
I can generally tell what posts are relevant and interesting to the tumblr community by what gets liked and reblogged the most. However, I thought I’d ask for your input on my output! What can I write about more to stimulate your interest and practice? 1. Inspiring quotes from spiritual leaders/practitioners. 2. Explanations and Introductions on Gods, Goddesses, and spiritual...
Thanks to everyone who gave me music suggestions! They were great. I knew I did the right thing asking ya’ll. :P
Use whatever challenge comes into your life as a kind of fuel for the flame of...– Eckhart Tolle
Meditation can definitely help you to really surrender, technologically...– Shri ShivaRudraBalaYogi
If our goal is, as has sometimes been said in the Western psychological...– Jack Kornfield
The Purpose of the Path
People sometimes ask me why I do all of this. Meditate, talk to gods, wear prayer beads, melt into sunyata, and the rest. Does it bring peace? Am I somehow magically always calm? Do I believe in some light-filled intellectual divine lift at the end of the road? Nope. But they can only conceive of the benefits constrained to the narrow world of their mind. The aim is simple and clear: peace,...
Anonymous asked: You say you smoke. by smoke do you mean you smoke a controlled substance which is illegal in the united states. If so how do you factor in such things as breaking laws into your philosophies? does it have anything to do with what you've said about how all choices you make must come from within you and not from others?
I like indie music but will listen to almost anything. My favorite bands are Modest Mouse, Radiohead, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Broken Bells, and Mumford. Anyone got some song suggestions? Send them to my ask. I’m looking for new music. Thanks :)
On Contentment and Humility
bodhigita: To find contentment, the Bodhi Gita sings: Burn everything you don’t own with the flame of awareness. It does not truly exist. To understand liberating humility, the Bodhi Gita sings: Burn everything you own with the flame of awareness. None of it is truly you.
Anonymous asked: I don't believe in reincarnation. I believe that when I die, I will spend eternity with God. Do you believe this will happen?
Anonymous asked: what if everything you believe in is completely wrong?
vijara asked: what do you believe happens when we die? I've been asking several people just as a sort of poll. I'd value your opinion as well :-)
An opportunity for heated anger is also an opportunity for divine peace.– the divine guru
Like the archer straightening his arrow and perfecting his aim, the practitioner...– Lama Surya Das
liftmykilt asked: Wow, are you a nath? The books that you recommend to Red Raron are nath texts (well, OK, maybe not the avadhuta gita, but Mahendranath used to quote it a lot) and Shiva Shakti is Lokanath's site and he was the first westerner to obtain the Nath initiation (after Mahendranath of course).
The three main gods of Hinduism are Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer, and Shiva the Destroyer. Together they are referred to as the Trimurti, each one a facet of the ultimate reality called Brahman. Shiva was a god worshipped by kings and beggars, gods and demons alike. Shiva granted powers and boons to anyone who performed intense spiritual work, regardless of their temperament or...
Anonymous asked: what is your daily routine like?
dear-miss-lonely-heart asked: Namaste, what are your thoughts on worldly attachment & becoming free of attachment? Thank you -- K
the-poly-math asked: Hi! What you write about Tantra piques my interest, but I wouldn't know where to start. Could you recommend a few books for me? Or is there a "Church of Tantra" or something where I can just show up? Thanks! ~Dan
ariotofcolors-deactivated201110 asked: How did your spiritual journey begin?
More posts to come today! But I just wanted to Alert everyone that today is Krishna Janmashtami, the day that the hindu god Vishnu incarnated as Krishna to interfere in and benefit the lives of humans. I’ll speak more on the subject later. If you’d like, see my post on Krishna. While this blog is focused on expressing enlightened paths through our own culture, it’s fun to...