The Gnosis Archive: Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Tradition. What is Gnosticism?
Many visitors have requested some basic introductory material explaining Gnosticism. To meet this need we offer these "places to start": two short articles, The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism and What is a Gnostic? ; and an audio lectures (mp3 format) on the Gnostic concept of Christ: The Misunderstood Redeemer. A reading of the Overview of the Gnostic Society Library collection will also give a useful brief introduction to the history and textual legacy of the Gnostic tradition. For more in-depth reading suggestions visit the Gnostic Society Bookstore—you will find offered there a selection of the best introductory and advanced books on Gnosticism, along with brief reviews of recommended books.
Meditations Take a moment to reflect on a brief meditation and reading from the Gnostic scriptures, selected from this week's Gnostic liturgy. The Gnostic Society Library Video presentations: Nag Hammadi Library collection updated: ExploringMyReligion Quizzes and Surveys - ExploringMyReligion.Org.org. Teilhard-de-chardin. Teilhard de Chardin Have Yourself a Teilhard Kind of Christmas.
إن شاء الله. Nu et Nut. Pax Humanitas. Meditation. YOU MUST TRY THIS. Instant effect, relaxation. blisscoded sound. One Time, One Meeting. Cortical ColumnsGreg A.
Dunn It’s no great mystery, my friend used to say. He was a gifted mechanic and a natural handyman. How do you replace and properly gap the spark plugs on a ’63 Ford pickup? It’s no great mystery. In practical terms, my friend may have been right, but in ultimate terms, he was wide of the mark. Stopping to buy a few fruits and vegetables at a roadside family farm, I linger to chat with the co-owner. The Practice of Zen Meditation. Neuroscience and Zen Brain - Upaya Zen Center. Roshi Halifax speaking at TED Women 2010 In recent years, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience have contributed new observations and insights into the brain and bodily processes involved in those states we call emotions and their relationships to our perceptions and actions.
These observations support the conclusion that bodily changes and the experience of the body are inextricable aspects of emotions, and of most other aspects of mind. These disciplines have also provided frameworks for understanding how emotions are initiated and regulated in the mind/brain/body that are resonant with Buddhist perspectives and practices. Upcoming Zen Brain Programs. Philippians 2:6. Not thievary for a man to be God "Have this attitude that also was in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not regard it robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation.
" (KJV) The Trinitarian translation and subsequent intepretation of this passage is devised contrivance, pure and simple. Their object here is to try and make out that Christ didn't reckon it was thievery to be in the form of God and enjoy that equal status with God and thereby keep his divine nature when he decided to take the form of a man. Now we shall prove the utter lucicrosity of this interpretation. Jesus Lived in India. Holger Kersten: "It is simply of vital importance to find again the path to the sources, to the eternal and central truths of Christ's message, which has been shaken almost beyond recognition by the profane ambitions of more or less secular institutions arrogating to themselves a religious authority.
This is an attempt to open a way to a new future, firmly founded in the true spiritual and religious sources of the past". Mysticism Resources. Rifai Sufi Order Web Site. Sufism, tasawwuf, is a way of life.
Through this way of life, a deeper identity is discovered and comes into being. This deeper identity, beyond the already known personality, is in harmony with everything that exists in the universe. The Sufi Paradigm of Peace-Making. "O soul at Peace, Come back unto thy Lord, well — pleased, well-pleasing!
Enter thou, then, among My Servants! Yea enter thou My Heaven. " (Holy Quran, Chapter 89, Verses 27-30) There are three stations of peace in Sufism and the traveller on the spiritual path enters one of these stations according to his spiritual state. Of course the dweller at a lower stage has no access to the upper stations, and due to differences in rank, a single criterion is not to be applied to the dwellers of each station. Sufism, Sufis, and Sufi Orders: Sufism's Many Paths. Sufism's Many PathsDr.
Alan Godlas, University of Georgia Sufism or tasawwuf, as it is called in Arabic, is generally understood by scholars and Sufis to be the inner, mystical, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam. Today, however, many Muslims and non-Muslims believe that Sufism is outside the sphere of Islam. Nevertheless, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the foremost scholars of Islam, in his article The Interior Life in Islam contends that Sufism is simply the name for the inner or esoteric dimension of Islam.
Man, Mystic, Mission - Sadhguru's Official Website. Sattva Raja Tama – Basic Components of Creation. Abstract The three subtle basic components (trigunās) of Sattva, Raja and Tama are the very fabric of creation.
Unknown to modern sciences, they permeate through all living and non-living, tangible and intangible things. The vibrations emitted by anything are dependent on its predominant subtle basic component. This also influences the behaviour of all things. The proportion of these components in human beings can only be changed by spiritual practice. 1. Experience It Now - Self Realization (Kundalini Awakening) through Sahaja Yoga. Now, after the end of the meditation, see if you are feeling relaxed and if your thoughts have slowed down or gradually disappeared.
This is the first stage of meditation - thoughtless awareness - where you are fully alert but without any thoughts, in a state of pure and peaceful consciousness. Now see if you can feel a sensation of a gentle cool breeze in your palms and above your head. It might be warm in the beginning which is a sign that your Kundalini energy is purifying your chakras, but it will eventually cool down.
You can verify it by placing your left palm 6-12 inches above your head, then trying with the right palm. If you are unable to feel it, you have probably not forgiven everyone. WHAT IS YOGA? Part 2. Sahaja Yoga Facts. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine : Free full text articles from J Ayurveda Integr Med. Monocultures of the Mind An interview with Vandana Shiva.
By David Barsamian Z magazine, December 2002 Vandana Shiva is an environmental activist. Eightfold Path: The Eightfold Path of Yoga, Tantra, and Beyond. Yoga Science. 2013 news update Our focus this year has been on supporting a young physicist-in-training involved in the Large Hadron Collider project who wants to transition to something closer to yoga science, and locating and supporting an innovative research project at Carnegie Mellon University using mobile apps to both support and monitor meditation practice. 2012 news update In the new "News" section of this site, we've posted a brief overview of how our view of the Yoga Science has evolved over the past year. 2011 video introduction at SAND11 This 19 minute introductory overview lecture is posted here on fora.tv. 2010 Original Introduction (updated) The term "yoga science" can be understood in three distinct ways: "Yoga as science" (an ancient view)—refers to the serious and rigorous way in which yoga has been pursued as means to profound levels of understanding, compassion, freedom, and health extending back to before the beginnings of recorded history.
Home page on the website dedicated to Arunachala and Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi since 1995. The Basic Concepts of Advaita Vedanta. Yoga Vedanta Centres. Karma Yoga - The yoga of Action Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action. It is the path chosen primarily by those of an outgoing nature. It purifies the heart by teaching you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward. By detaching yourself from the fruits of your actions and offering them up to God, you learn to sublimate the ego. To achieve this, it is helpful to keep your mind focused by repeating a mantra while engaged in any activity. Principles of Karma Yoga. Natural Fertility, Pregnancy Health. How to add small practices to keep you connected, deepen your awareness and lighten your load By Helen Zee A question asked often by yoga students is how can you get the connection and depth outside a yoga class.
Living in a western world where we have little in the way of rituals, community rapport and camaraderie, many of us rush from our jobs, strip off our clothes, slip into our yoga gear, fight traffic lights and work against the clock to get to class. We then set ourselves up on the mat with the intent that we obtain a state of peace, interconnectedness with source energy. As we float away from class feeling lighter, connected and in a deep appreciation of all that is and all that you are we try to hold onto that feeling for as long as possible. There are simple techniques you can weave and thread into your daily life to top up your spiritual practice.
Vajroli Mudra (The Thunderbolt Attitude) 1000 Good Deeds. Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy. The Who's Who of Zen Buddhism. Zen. The Practice of Zen Meditation. Walpolarahula.org. Taoism. Tao Teh Ching - Main Index. Taoism - The Wu-Wei Principle - Part 4. This unceasing flow of change manifests itself as a natural order governed by unalterable, yet perceivable laws.
Wu Wei and “moving with the flow” « Pennsylvania Echoes. Wei-wu-wei: Nondual action. Taoism - Ageless Wisdom for a Modern World. Taoism - The Wu-Wei Principle - Part 4. Taoism and the Sage - Part 5. Taoism - Ageless Wisdom for a Modern World - Part 3. Taoism - Ageless Wisdom for a Modern World - Part 2. Taoism, an ancient Chinese system of thought, views the Universe as an interconnected, organic whole. Nothing exists separately from anything else. Chronology of i-ching. Scriptorium - The Wheel of Changes. At first glance there seems to be little to connect the major festivals of the pagan calendar with the ancient Chinese "Book of Changes" or I Ching. Both systems are ancient and venerable, but there seems no reason for any fundamental connection between their underlying philosophies. Methodology of Spiritual research. Home. Native American Code Of Ethics. Mandaeism. Transformation through spiritual experience… Problem of Hell. Information & Reflection on selected projects funded by.
Shawui Essene Calendar. Doukhobor. Community of Christ International Peace Award. THE DRUZE AND VEDIC ORIGINS. THE FOURTH MONOTHEISTIC RELIGION. Topics. Towards a Spirit at Peace: Understanding the Treatment of Shen Disorders with Chinese Medicine. Eucharist.pdf. Just a moment... Dark Night of the Soul. Debates. Zuckerman_on_Atheism. Earlham School of Religion. Quaker Information Center. QuakerQuaker - Primitive Christianity Revived, Again.
Third Way Cafe (Who are the Mennonites?) - Third Way Media. Peacemaking. One Path, Many Mountains - Many Paths, One Mountain. Religion & Spirituality. Left Hand of Darkness. Spiritual Succor. Celebrations. Live Long and Prosper. संस्कृतम्