the real nourishment of teaching and the greatest satisfaction is in finding other devotees like oneself, not in being a teacher to many students. ~ Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Find out why one spiritual teacher mostly teaches in person rather than over live stream and how this choice has impacted her community, Jaya Kula. A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More
Many people are outing and analyzing cult leaders these days. But people are still joining cults. What’s up with that? A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More
Crazy wisdom is at play when a spiritual teacher embodies uncompromising compassion paired with over-the-top creativity. These powerfully and magically transfigure the scene of teaching in order to help students to wake up. Crazy wisdom is a “by any means available” situation. Some of the moves associated with crazy wisdom are rapid pivots from tenderness… Read More
For everyone who has been given an opportunity, however small, to help others wake up and discover their divine nature. . . Recently I had a conversation with a student who is creative, intelligent, devotional and has a natural desire to be of benefit to others. Despite all of this, nearly every moment of this student’s life is a struggle with competitiveness… Read More
Last night I dreamt about a monster. In the dream, I recognized that I had seen the same monster before in other dreams. I understood who he was and what he would do. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
The Guru function in Trika Shaivism is called the Guru Tattva, or element. The fullfillment of Guru is the student who can call forth the Guru-disciple relationship. The Guru is, on some level, helpless. So in a sense, Guru is like Shiva: feeling-awareness, a reservoir of potential. The disciple is like Shakti, the active, creative principle. Nothing can happen without her. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Ma was not an ordinary Guru; she was an avatar, a direct emmanation of enlightened wisdom. But every person functioning as Guru has in common with Ma, at least to some degree, the ability to help others to see, feel and come to embody the wisdom and virtues of which Reality is made. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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
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
This was the moment when I realized that people are free to do whatever the fuck they want. There’s no script. You can have two lovers at once! You can train fleas to do trapeze! You can live in an underground bunker and eat canned beans! The playing field is wide open. Wide. Open. Read More
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