Nirvikalpa is a Sanskrit term which can be translated as “transconceptual.” The word consists of the prefix nir, meaning “without” or “beyond”; vi, meaning “apart from”; and kalpa, meaning “order.” In yoga, it is defined as the processes of the mind that are wordless, with no thought form or discursive thoughts. It is not unconsciousness, but rather awareness that is simple and natural, beyond order, beyond analytical thinking and beyond time, space and knowledge.
You might have seen this phenomenon in the fantasy tales or in movies. Yes, these kinds of whirlpools are strong enough to suck in human beings, animals and even smaller boats deep inside the water.
A whirlpool is a body of rotating water produced by opposing currents or a current running into an obstacle. Small whirlpools form when a bath or a sink is draining. More powerful ones in seas or oceans may be termed maelstroms. Vortex is the proper term for a whirlpool that has a downdraft.
“I briefly talked about this concept of a “meta-source” my latest video, but then I started to wonder: Isn’t every source a meta-source? Isn’t every source/teacher influenced by many sources itself?
This seems to be the case. But then what do I mean by meta-source?
While it’s true that every source has been influenced by many sources itself, there is an important difference. Some sources actively pull from much more diverse sources than others. Some teachers have clearly gone out of their way to study and integrate 100s of very diverse, high quality meta sources, while others have not. Some teachers take on the attitude of seeking out diverse sources to broaden their base of knowledge and experience, whereas other teachers are more insular, sticking to a narrower range of material. And this makes a big difference. You can usually FEEL when a teacher is REALLY going out of his way to collect new sources, vs a teacher who is perfectly comfortable following whatever he already knows.
So what I mean by meta-source, is a source who values big-picture understanding and who recognizes the importance of seeking out 100s of very diverse sources, especially meta-sources. So in effect, when you learn from this kind of teacher, you’re getting a synthesis of many meta-sources, because this guy has done what you’re doing: he’s synthesized many sources who have themselves synthesized many sources. So you’re getting a meta-meta-source.
Now, does this make the meta-source error-proof? Certainly not. Treat the meta-source just like how you’d treat a regular source. Don’t put too much blind faith in him. He is, after all, synthesizing all this information through his own cognitive filters. Those filters might greatly distort or dilute the original sources.
There is also a danger if you ONLY pull from meta-sources. Some teachings a very deep and technical. If you get a meta-source glossing it over for you, you’ll miss the core of the teaching. So the ideal is to that you rely both on meta-sources, which will tend to be more generalist, and plain old sources, which will tend to be more specialist.
And of course, verify it all yourself through direct experience and filtering it through your intuition.”
“Here’s an additional cool way to think about this week’s video topic (What Is The Devil):
If you’re a math-inclined thinker, you’ll appreciate the following equations:
Devil = unconsciousness = ego = self = evil = selfishness = ignorance = division
God = consciousness = True Self = No-self = love = selflessness = wisdom = unity
Devil = 1/consciousness
God = 1/Devil
What the 3rd equation means is, the less consciousness you have, the more of a devil you are. As consciousness approaches infinity, the devil approaches zero (annihilation). Good to know.
What the 4th equation means is, the Devil literally is the division of God! It’s no accident that some of the Devil’s favorite tools include division, separation, fragmentation, and partiality. Because God is EVERYTHING — a unity, a totality — God is best approached through holism. So the Devil does the exact opposite, sowing division and separation everywhere he can. Since the Devil is literally a division within God, it makes perfect sense.
Notice that anywhere you find fragmentation, you also find unconsciousness and mayhem. Also notice, that the nature of mind and thought is to fragment reality. An accident? No! The Devil’s breeding ground is the mind! That’s where he roosts. Because where else can a concept exist?
Also notice that our society tends to fragment reality. Look at the majority of science. Look at the majority of spirituality. Look at partisan politics. Look at how our schools compartmentalize education. Is this an accident? No! The Devil knows that controlling social institutions is of vital importance to his scheme. Since falsehood can only exist in a large society if it goes unnoticed, that can only happen if everyone is bought in to the same tacit delusion. So the Devil takes great care to corrupt all social institutions, biasing them against holism and towards division. When everyone is solely focused on his or her own little department, the Devil is happy. Now he can flourish.
But you must never forget that: God = Devil. Unity means, the bringing together of all divisions. So don’t make the mistake of pitting God against the Devil. God IS the Devil. Form is formlessness, formlessness is form. At least if you’ve experienced nondual consciousness. If you’ve never experienced nondual consciousness, this won’t make sense for now. That’s okay. Work towards it. Start by observing the Devil working in you.
Evil is just ignorant love.”
Seeking after this externality of God
The more you search without of your vehicle
Ever so restless your soul will be
Trust and drift downstream with the synergistic becoming
Cease looking, for the Infinitely present
Within this moment is where all formless arises and dissipates
Diving deep through universal intelligence that rotates the world
And pumps the seat of the soul
Snapping back into the time of this dimension
As a new dimension of who we are
When God is in the midst
Defeat does not exsist.
As he thinks in his heart, so he is. ~ Jewish Proverbs
It only takes two generations of a countries citizens to forget their own history; then any leader can step in and take advantage. ~ Unknown
I sit and stare out the window,
as light, refracting,
dances and glints at me,
reminiscent of memories of another
filling my face with light that
glows brightly from within as
sits upright and holds tight.
Within the temple of my senses,
the mystery I contemplate
to the quiet immensity
of the antenna of my satellite.
I watch, listen, and learn, from
the presence fills me with such
the awakening keeps my mind clear
The outer world’s reflection
is alive with sprites,
beings in this garden
of Gaia’s night.
the sense of alight
as you watch,
the silent observer within,
for the next part of this
we may call life’s present to
yet steady observance
within this soul vehicle,
drifting in and out
of shades of consciousness
whilst grounding to the foundations
of the earth’s core vibration.
Within and without, such
a dance of wonder and joy
to conjure and explore. Stay and move
with the vibration that’s there, for it’s the gift
of this life’s stability and core.
Presence is present as a present,
multitudes of every giving galore.
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Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.
Desiring to show his attainment, he said: “The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no relaization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received.”
Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.
“If nothing exists,” inquired Dokuon, “where did this anger come from?”
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Do we die
When we sleep?
Destined to live
A life on repeat?
To start anew
When we wake?
Given the breath of life
With each day break?
Are you dying
From terminal disease?
Giving yourself to cosmic energies
In search of relief?
Are you dying
To dream of another world?
Found in collective unconscious
Among infinite possibilities to behold
Will you die
When you fall asleep?
Returning to the dream
Of the cosmic self beneath?
Will you be reborn
When you wake?
Curious to the path
Your soul will take?
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