Reflections On Love

The final stage of bhakti (devotion), as shared by the Narada Bhakti Sutras, is non-dual love. The first stage is love of objects, then God, followed by love of Self knowledge and finally actualizing Self love. In realizing my essential nature as non-dual love, I no longer NEED to receive love or even give it. […]

When The Student is Ready, The Teacher and Teaching Appear

In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the great teaching stories of both action (karma) and knowledge, Krishna (as consciousness) is driving Arjuna’s chariot, playing the role of teacher and friend. Arjuna, as student and warrior, has a very difficult decisions to make. Does he go to war with his former guru and friends in order […]

The Ego’s Mantra: More, Better, Different

When we don’t get what we want, we feel agitated and when we do get what we want, it’s never enough. The ego wants more, better, different! Liberation from the ego’s mantra begins with understanding the misconception that we are lacking and not whole, and that happiness can only be found by obtaining or experiencing […]

Life is a Zero-Sum Game

Within Maya, the realm of physical manifestation, for every gain there is a loss. Each new day brings a sunrise but then a sunset. For every in-breath, there must be an out-breath. When young, we wish we were old, when old, we wish we were young. Vedanta, the science of consciousness, teaches that Isvara, the […]