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God has no Mission (so neither do you)

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
December 19 2014

As we become more immersed in natural continuity, the sense of urgency about protecting, defending and defining our small self begins to radically fade. Then we can experience life’s diverse manifestations from the perspective of actors rather than true believers. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Sexual Abuse and Lies on the Spiritual Path

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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December 8 2014

What I want to speak to today is the question of how we, as practitioners and disciples of any teacher or lineage or stream of teachings, can most skillfully relate to the fact that some spiritual teachers and Gurus are going to lie and abuse and indulge in manipulative or even criminal behavior. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

The Energetics of Grinding Spices

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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October 30 2014

In India, many if not most cooks grind their spices by hand using a stone and a roller. Certainly, a traditional Ayurvedic practitioner would not consider using commercially ground spices in medicinal formulas. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

The Refuge of Service

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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October 20 2014

There are many different phases of seated practice. Sometimes we feel really raked over the coals. When you feel you’ve failed, or things are going excruciatingly slowly, when you don’t know if you’ll relax in 10,000 lifetimes, when you feel obstructed, you can always serve. You are never obstructed from serving. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Guru Tattva

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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October 7 2014

Guru Tattva is the natural, inexorable mechanism or process by which manifest life moves from a relative state of ignorance of Self to total awareness or Self Realization. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Primordial Devotion

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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July 27 2014

Clarity, knowledge, wonder, curiosity, mercy, love, compassion, creativity, vajra pride—all of these give rise, collectively, to devotion. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Romp Around the Realms: Hell Realm

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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March 19 2014

Hell realm karmic vision is intensely painful, all-encompassing and full of anger. Life itself, including other people, is experienced as torturing. The best weapon against hell realm is a sense of humor. Unfortunately, a sense of humor is hard to come by when a person is trapped in hell realm visions. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

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