Netzach; Spiritual Endurance

One of the great wisdoms on the spiritual path is netzach, meaning spiritual endurance. It may seem trivial to compare spiritual endurance with long-distance running, but the truth is that when one is running a long-distance race, one must have a certain pace that supports its completion. One also has to have motivation, which is where the word faith comes in. Faith is not something to believe because someone said so. Faith is based direct experience. Once one experiences inner truth and the soul, then, even though one may not feel it in the moment, one has faith that the truth is there. […]

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Decisions

In ancient times anyone entering the Promised Land was confronted with a very powerful statement between two markers. On one marker were blessings. On the other marker there were curses. One got to choose between life and death. Having just spent 40 years in the desert, the children of Israel now had to choose. Free will choice is the distinguishing mark between being free and being a slave. Slaves don’t have free will choices. Free will is a gift that we have for our spiritual evolution. Sometimes people come from the place of ego when they are promoting free will choice, and, yet, free will […]

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Power of Intention

Power of intention can help you, but it can also get in your way. Power must be blended with the flow of grace in your life. All power has to have this balance of alignment with the Divine Will otherwise our intention becomes egocentric. Even with good intentions, we have to be mindful of this. Is the intention coming from you or from your ego? This can be a hard question.

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The One Dominant Force in the World

The world is involved in a power struggle. Of course, it is an illusory power struggle for control and domination, because we are, in fact, never in control. In this high level of delusion, however, people are willing to kill each other in their confusion of asserting power to dominate the world. This has never worked throughout history, and it will never work now or in the future. This is not how the Divine has organized the world. There is only one power. It is the Divine power. It is explicitly set up for this domination to fail. When we […]

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Living with Full Spiritual Intensity

I will share with you a wisdom that appeared to me 50 years ago when I was a senior in college and I walked out on the football field. I thought, “What am I doing here? This is only a game.” The other part of the wisdom was that yes, it is only a game but if you do not play it intensely you’re not going to do very well. I wasn’t one of the bigger players but I was the caption of what ended up being an undefeated college football team. This was all about intensity. As we look […]

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The Soul Power of the Unique Expression

Tonight’s communion is the angel of power. We see the world involved in a power-struggle. This is of course an illusory power-struggle for control and domination because in fact, we are never in control. This is a high level of delusion; however, as I’m sure we’ve all noticed, people are willing to kill each other over their delusions in the confusion of asserting power to dominate the world. This never has worked throughout history and never will work now or in the future. This is not how the world is set up on the divine level. There is only one […]

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The Age of Spiritual Warriorship

The Age Of Spiritual Warriorship

Photo Credit: John Murphy There are different types of wisdom.  One is the wisdom of being aligned with the epochs.  In 2010 we moved out of the age of Kali Yuga.  This was a move from the corrupt businessman/politician world and into the Krita/Satya Yuga. It is time of the spiritual warrior, and an era of perfect morality and honor.  Now we are just entering into this cycle of spiritual warriorship and perfect morality. The world is moving away from a very dark banking system, corrupt business minds, dark cabals, and self-seeking politicians and religious institutions wanting to enslave the […]

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Instinctual Drive to Know God

Satsang on April 14th, 2014 In terms of Dharma we understand that with the Id we have the instinctual drive of survival and sexuality and death.  We also have the instinctual drive to know God.  This is just the program that we have.  So when we look at the spiritual practice, or better yet what in Yogic terms we call Sanatana Dharma (the natural way of living that leads to liberation), we are creating a way to develop, inspire, and nurture the instinctual drive to liberation (or, in Hebrew, Shevekut D’vekut).  That’s the primary “id drive” and program of all […]

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Anchoring Oneself in the Unchangeable

This evening’s teaching is on right livelihood.  Because this can be a limited concept, I will use the word dharma, which is the spiritually highest way to earn a living. The real question, in a world that has lost its way as before the great flood, is “What exactly is dharma?  And what are the standards for dharmic living?” Noach was a tzaddik (or a spiritual teacher) in his time, but compared to other spiritual people who lived at other times, he might not even be considered to be a tzaddik.  At the time that he was living in, however, […]

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The Essence Of Life

From a spiritual perspective the essence of life is moksha. People struggle keeping focused on what life is really all about. Why are we here? What are we doing? It’s so easy to get so caught up in our work dharma that we lose sight of the bigger picture.  It is as if life is one big heyoka – trickster. We’re always being tricked into thinking that what we are doing is what it’s all about, rather than seeing the big picture. The big picture is that there is only God. We must organize our lives around this single point. We must […]

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