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Reality Exploration Part I

Clouds in the form of a lama foetus above Ausangate, Peru Reality Exploration Part I Lately I gave a talk about the Garuda for a Dutch Gentlemen’s Club. I was convinced before that the idea of the imagined orders, and the idea that one sees reality distorted by ones own lenses, i.e. the preferences one [...]

Wednesday, 19 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Consciousness and locality; a wild guess

The huaca of Q’ollur R’iti, Huaman Lipa region Peru* Consciousness and Locality, A wild guess Where abides the mind? Science swears it must be in the brain, because where could it be otherwise? Indeed we experience our consciousness in our awakened state in the brain, or at least in our body. But is this the [...]

Sunday, 16 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Simultaneous and gradual liberation

Rainbow in Tinqi, Peru Simultaneous or gradual liberation In western neo-advaita the standard has become to understand liberation as necessarily being like a bolt of lightning, the understanding dawning on you just by hearing the teaching. But alas, this happens extremely seldom. Most people go on hearing satsang after satsing how simple it all [...]

Sunday, 16 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Energy and reading the Garuda

Despacho for the Garuda, executed in June 2016 Energy and reading the Garuda Have you ever pondered what happens when you read a book or attend a concert? Probably not, but then the following might be of interest. Zhabkar, writing the Garuda drew from a millennium of Buddhist psychology and Dzogchen practice. We schould mind [...]

Sunday, 16 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Might there be ‘someone/thing’, for instance God out there?

Copyright Steve Alexander - www.temporarytemples.co.uk, by permission. Crop Circle, 2009; What is it? A blueprint for a device, a language? Nobody knows! Might there be ‘someone/thing’, for instance God out there? In the Clarification to Flight of the Garuda, I use the ideas of Yuval Noah Harari, who states in his book Sapiens, a [...]

Wednesday, 28 September 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Can one read the Garuda and be a devout Christian, Buddhist or Moslim?

Part of a stained glass window with the Inka creed: Don’t be lazy, don’t lie, don’t steal, in Quechua Can one read and study Flight of the Garuda and at the same time be a devout Christian, Moslim or Buddhist, or whatever? The short argument is this: the Garuda is about the training of the [...]

Wednesday, 28 September 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Is Zhabkar’s account an imagined order of its own?

Is Zhabkar’s account an imagined order of its own? In the Clarification I stress the point that Buddhism is an imagined order, and that Zhabkar’s account of the matter enables one to go beyond this and other imagined orders, be they religious or secular. The question arises then of this is possible at all, and is [...]

Tuesday, 13 September 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |