Relational Existence

Our modern societies have taught us one basic lie that had and has disastrous consequences. We are told from the beginning of our lives that we are individuals. A closer look at the word is already giving the key ‘Individual’ is Latin and means Undividable…but that is...

Earth-Day is every day.

Many years ago, at an international Conference on ‘Healing’ arranged by a Lama-friend of mine; I met a ‘Medicine –man’ (which I would now call a Shaman) of the Shuar, the Shuar live in the upper part of the Amazon, in the tropical rainforest of Ecuador and Peru. I was...

Ananda (Part V)

In order to get a clearer picture of the meaning of Ananda, we can even turn to the Bible, it says in Isaiah 55:12 “For you shall go out in Joy And be led forth in peace; The mountains and hills before you Shall break into singing And all the trees of the field Shall...

Ananda (Part IV)

“Everything is Shiva” “Aham Brahmasmi” – I am Brahman “Existence as sat-chit-ananda…” These are all very well-known statements, which all point to the same thing. For Ramana Maharishi…ananda here is not a separate attribute of the Self, but…all three, sat (existence),...
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