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REFLECT ON THIS

Your outer life experience of the world reflects the inner state of consciousness you embody in your mind.

The inner state of consciousness determines the outer experience of life. As within, so without. As above, so below. 😳

Contrary to many metaphysical or “new age” teachings, there is no law of attraction operating in life or in the mind. The mind is a mirror to consciousness. It merely reflects back the corresponding image-form of the state of consciousness that is placed and held before the mind. You do not attract the things, forms or effects in your life whether you judge them to be good or bad based on how you are experiencing your perception of them. Rather, your mind manifests or shows the reflection of the level and state of consciousness that you are. And that reflection is what you perceive invariably as your external experience in life.

There is NO attraction between you, on the one hand, and the people and things in your life, on the other hand. There is only a reflection in the mind of the consciousness that you are. People, things and conditions that are not part of your present state of consciousness will have no corresponding reflection in your mind-body continuum, and therefore, will NOT be part of your personal experience of life, even though they may be your desired good. This explains why and how we experience lack and limitation in life.

Furthermore, if the mind you are functioning with is “clouded” by your human conditioning or your human belief system — meaning to say, that your mind is bereft of spiritual clarity or spiritual illumination (i.e., unenlightened), — your mind will not be able to reflect the inherent goodness and perfection that exists at the core essence of people and things. As a result, our experience becomes disruptive of the wholeness and the harmony underlying everything — what we then consider to be “evil” in our human experience.

The old Newtonian teaching on the nature of gravity as an attracting force operating between two material objects is not tenable in Albert Einstein’s modern theory of relativity. Under Einstein’s physics, gravity is interpreted to mean the indentation in the space-time continuum caused by the mass of an object. It is this “bending” of the space-time continuum or the “warping” in the fabric of space-time continuum that causes things of a lesser mass to come within the gravitational purview or captive influence of the object with the greater mass.

Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two centuries earlier. And time, Newton declared, flowed at its own pace, oblivious to the clocks that measured it. But Einstein looked at space and time and saw a single dynamic stage — spacetime — on which matter and energy strutted, generating sound and fury, signifying gravity.

Newton’s law of gravity had united the earthly physics of falling apples with the cosmic dances of planets and stars. But he couldn’t explain how, and he famously refused to try. It took an Einstein to figure out gravity’s true modus operandi. Gravity, Einstein showed, did not just make what goes up always come down. Gravity made the universe go ’round.

Gravity’s secrets succumbed to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, unveiled in a series of papers submitted a century ago this November to the Prussian Academy in Berlin. A decade earlier, his special theory of relativity had merged matter with energy while implying the unity of space and time (soon to be christened as spacetime). After years of struggle, Einstein succeeded in showing that matter and spacetime mutually interact to mimic Newton’s naïve idea that masses attract each other. Gravity, said Einstein, actually moved matter along the curving pathways embodied in spacetime — paths imprinted by mass and energy themselves. As expressed decades later by the physicist John Archibald Wheeler, mass grips spacetime, telling it how to curve, and spacetime grips mass, telling it how to move.
ScienceNews: “Einstein’s genius changed science’s perception of gravity”
(Vol. 188, No. 8, October 17, 2015, p. 16)


Space-Time Gravity Curvature
Gravity is the curvature in the Space-Time Continuum made by the mass of an object.

So, what are we to make of the new physics in terms of bringing good and more good into our experience? How do we spiritually bend or warp the fabric of the mind’s space-time continuum? How do we spiritually grow the mass of Truth in consciousness by which we curve the space-time continuum of the mind?

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33, KJV)

Instead of trying to “attract” good into our lives, we work on realizing the consciousness of Truth or God-consciousness. That is what the Master Yeshua (Jesus) meant when he instructed us to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Our inner realization becomes the “curvature” in our mind-body continuum by which and into which our good — the “added things” — naturally falls into its gravitational orbit around us. Our realization of Truth enables that Truth to become reflected in the mirror of our minds as our experience.

We make a life project out of this spiritual business of God-realization. Here is how we go about our project to accomplish its goal.

First, we introduce the light of Truth into our awareness: This is why we go to the Truth teaching or the Dharma in Buddhist parlance. We study its mystical teaching to learn its principles correctly. We allocate a part of our resources, time and effort in reading mystical literature mindfully, in listening to or learning from an authentic spiritual teacher (not to pseudomystics and charlatans), and in associating with people who are also traveling the mystical path of life.

Then, we adopt and cultivate a spiritual practice that can effectively and efficiently enable us to contemplate the Truth principles in the quietness of our minds and, more importantly, in the silence and stillness of our hearts: We set aside sufficient time during our 24-hour day to sit patiently in the meditation state of mind. We commit to our practice, and we try no matter what.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Matthew 6:6, KJV)

Undoubtedly our life project is very different from the metaphysical, “new age” and prosperity teachings commonly found in the marketplace of spiritual ideas. Our project does not deal with positive thoughts or affirmations, visualization techniques, or other such methods for mining good from the world. We follow Yeshua’s simple advice to us who would be followers of the Christ as he was. We undertake our project in consciousness using only the reflective quality of the mirror mind for our tool. We work the inner to bring forth the fruits of realized consciousness in the outer. We start above in God’s heaven to shape the earth below.

All good is within us, as us. Let’s bring it out from within us. All peace is within us, as our life and being. Let’s bring it out to the troubled world outside us. ☺️



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Peace in the world can only come from inner peace.
Chamtrul Rinpoche


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The Journey‘s Goal

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REFLECT ON THIS

If you make your spiritual practice an integral part of your lifestyle, your practice will always be part of living your life. It will seep into your daily awareness and come out in time like a beautiful fragrant flower in the mind that will bear the sweetness of spiritual fruitage in your life. ☺️

Success is not the goal of the spiritual journey, but to TRY DAILY, to keep on trying no matter what, is the goal. Zen Buddhism teaches that it is more important to keep climbing the mountain than it is to reach its summit.
Zen Proverb on "Climbing the Mountain" It is trying that produces traction along the spiritual path, and the traction you generate becomes your journey’s mileage.
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In speaking of centering prayer or contemplative meditation as a spiritual practice, Fr. William Meninger, OCSO, an associate of Fr. Thomas Keating in the centering prayer movement, says quite directly: “You can never fail if you try. To try is to do it.” (at time 22:26 of the video below).

Trying produces traction
along the path.

Painting of Tibetan 4-armed Buddha

Do not keep putting off practice, thinking that another location or another time would be more suitable.

Nothing is better than the present moment. Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, bring your life to the path.
Chamtrul Rinpoche


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The Christ

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A CONTEMPLATIVE MOMENT


“Therefore God has highly exalted Jesus [him] and bestowed on Jesus [him] the nature [name] that is above every nature [name], so that at the nature [name] of the CHRIST [Jesus] every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that [Jesus] the CHRIST is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”(Philippians 2:9-11, ESV, as edited for mystical study.)
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THE CHRIST or Christ Consciousness is Lord, one with God the Father. The man who was Jesus or Yeshua of Nazareth is an “exalted” (that is, “raised in rank, power, or character” per Merriam-Webster Dictionary) manifestation or expression of THE CHRIST just as you and I are, as we humanly shall become, upon the realization of Christhood — our real and true nature in THE CHRIST.

We are THE CHRIST in Spirit, have always been and shall always be. But it serves us no beneficial life experience until and unless this truth is realized in individual consciousness.

Let me now paraphrase the quoted scripture passage as it applies to you at the mystical level of understanding:

“Therefore God has highly exalted you and bestowed on you the nature of THE CHRIST that is above every nature, so that at the nature of THE CHRIST every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that you, being THE CHRIST, are Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

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The realization of Christhood or enlightenment is not difficult, but many spiritual teachers make it so for one reason or another. The only thing you need to know and to understand correctly is what it is and how to go about it. And only a pure, authentic contemporary mystical teaching can do that for you.

Christ Consciousness refers to enlightenment or the realization of our oneness with all and our inherent divinity, exemplified by Jesus Christ.

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Painted Image of Jesus

Jesus lived what he taught, and he taught from a higher state of consciousness, one free of ego. Jesus was an example of what we all can be, a model of what is possible for every human being, and he said as much. His message was that we, too, can be Christed—enlightened—as he was, and many are living proof of this today. Many are awakening to their true nature, and enlightenment is the culmination, or endpoint, of that process of awakening.

Jesus Christ, like other enlightened masters, was able to transmit universal Source energy to others because he was enlightened. It was not his energy that was transmitted. Rather, because he was enlightened, he was able to be an instrument of the universal energy that comes from Source, or God: the Oneness.  Spiritual forces and Ascended Masters such as Jesus channel this universal Source energy to those on earth who are able to transmit it to others. Transmission is one of the main ways consciousness is raised and human evolution is advanced. Transmission may seem mysterious, but we don’t have to understand it or even feel it to be transformed by it. That we can be affected by certain people in this way is a gift from Source to aid us in returning Home.
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The “Imago Dei”

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So God created man in his own image; he created him in the image of God… Genesis 1:27 (CSBBible)


The imago Dei (“image of God”) does imply a relationship between God and man: a unique relationship of spiritual oneness by which our humanity or human nature is called upon to become the externalized fullness of our inherent divinity in Self-realization. We do not merely resemble God spiritually: We are identical in essence with the very Spirit essence of God, consistent with the nondualistic oneness taught in true mysticism.


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning…. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-2,14 (CSBBible)


The quality of “understanding morality” should be taken to mean the ability to discern the truth of this oneness from the falsehood of illusory duality, and ultimately to become the embodiment of this Truth. This entails the process which is referred to as enlightenment or spiritual illumination.

As to how we as human beings may be different from animals or other sentient beings that are also deemed to have been made in the “image of God,” the difference is only one of degrees by which we have become self-aware and ultimately attain the “realization of God” (God-realization).  Thus, spiritual traditions such as Hinduism speak of the god Vishnu incarnating in a number of evolutionary forms or species until he incarnates as the perfect man, Rama, and then finally the God-realized divine avatar, Krishna.

When the living God looks at the “image and likeness” of Itself in Its Mirror-Mind, God sees Itself as THE MAN IN THE MIRROR.

The Man in the Mirror (a fantasy image)
“Aha! It’s You.”
The Creator looks at Its own “image and likeness” in the mirror of Its Mind.
MAN IN THE MIRROR: “Aha! Gotcha. It’s you all along!” 😀
GOD: “WTF. Good God, help myself. I’m alive as my good-looking image and likeness in my mirror-mind!”

Is God having a fright day? LOL. 😂

(Acknowledgment to Michael Jackson for publishing the music video on YouTube.)


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Consciousness and Neuroscience

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Neuroscience is beginning to show that the brain is not the mind and to point to the existence of the soul (consciousness) as the causative factor behind the mind. 🤔

The following video documentary comes in four (4) parts.  It makes the case for the existence of consciousness or soul.




Our thanks to InspiringPhilosophy for publishing the documentary on their YouTube channel.

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Contemplating The Gospel of Thomas

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The Gospel of Thomas is a gnostic document that is part of the Nag Hammadi Library that was discovered in the middle of the last century. The Gospel consists of purported sayings by Jesus (Yeshua) the Christ.

Here are some of the more mystical passages from the Gospel as translated by Thomas O. Lambdin. They make excellent material for spiritual contemplation (contemplative meditation or passage meditation). Select one of the sayings that resonates in your heart or feeling level, and spend some time in silent contemplation of what the saying’s meaning is being communicated to you at a deeply felt soul level.

At the end of the post is a relevant video of Elaine Pagels’ lecture delivered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School Cole Lecture.

(2) Jesus said, “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.

(3) Jesus said, “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.

(9) Jesus said, “Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure.

(20) The disciples said to Jesus, “Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like.”
He said to them, “It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky.

(70) Jesus said, “That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you.

(77) Jesus said, “It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.

(113) His disciples said to him, “When will the kingdom come?”
It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying ‘here it is’ or ‘there it is.’ Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it.


Below is the lecture given by religion scholar Elaine Pagels, titled “New Reflections on Gospel Traditions: the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Thomas” which sheds illumination on the preceding quotations from the Gospel of Thomas. There is, also, a video of an informative class lecture given by a Yale University professor, Dale B. Martin, on the Gospel of Thomas.


(Acknowledgement to the Vanderbilt University channel on YouTube for posting the video below.)

(Acknowledgement to the YaleCourses channel on YouTube for posting the video below.)


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          Never Too Busy for God

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          One can never be too busy to practice the Presence of God in one’s life, especially when you know and realize that the life you are living is truly God’s life. ☺️

          Chamtrul Rinpoche’s advice below involves a very simple spiritual practice known in the Christian mystical tradition as “Practicing the Presence of God.” It partakes the nature of a “contemplative meditation” as it is known in The Infinite Way, where you silently contemplate on the letter of truth or the principles of the mystical teaching.

          However, although it is similar to doing the same contemplative activity you would normally do in a prolonged meditation sitting, this practice is done for the briefest duration of a very abbreviated period of time, say one to three minutes of your time, anywhere you may be, at anytime of the day or night, in the midst of any activity, as frequently as you can do so during your waking hours. As a minimum for starters, do it thrice daily: immediately upon rising from bed in the morning, at noontime, and just before going to sleep at night. Then build up gradually on the frequency of times that you perform it until you are doing it most if not all the time.

          Life can never be way too busy for the dedicated spiritual aspirant to practice the presence of God. You can become constantly aware of God Presence within you and around you. You are never too busy for God. 🙂


          Some people say that they are too busy to practice the Dharma. But if they want to, they can turn every aspect of their life to the path, no matter where they are, or what they are doing. It is OK to be busy. But be busy with the Dharma.

          Chamtrul Rinpoche



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          Practice NOW

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          Don’t postpone or procrastinate your spiritual practice. 🤔
          You should have done it yesterday, but yesterday is already past and gone. You cannot do it tomorrow because tomorrow is future yet to come, and if you should die today, tomorrow will never come for you.

          You are left only with this present moment — right NOW. So, just do it NOW.  It does not matter how short or long your practice is in point of duration or length of time: What is vital is that you begin to do it NOW, not later or at some other time. 🤔


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          Image of White Tara who is associated with long life.

          Practice today, because tomorrow might not come.

          Chamtrul Rinpoche



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            It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

            Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

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          Enlightenment Is Your Nature

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          Enlightenment is your natural state.  Do not seek for it elsewhere.  But “go within” to experience it.
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          Look into the awakened mind of your own awareness! It has neither form nor color, neither center nor edge. At first, it has no origin but is empty. Next, it has no dwelling place but is empty. At the end, it has no destination but is empty. This emptiness is not made of anything and is clear and cognizant. When you see this and recognize it, you know your natural face. You understand the nature of things. You have then seen the nature of mind, resolved the basic state of reality and cut through doubts about topics of knowledge.

          This awakened mind of awareness is not made out of any material substance; it is self-existing and inherent in yourself. This is the nature of things that is easy to realize because it is not to be sought for elsewhere. This is the nature of mind that does not consist of a concrete perceiver and something perceived to fixate on. It defies the limitations of permanence and annihilation. In it there is no thing to awaken; the awakened state of enlightenment is your own awareness that is naturally awake. In it there is no thing that goes to the hells; awareness is naturally pure. In it there is no practice to carry out; its nature is naturally cognizant. This great view of the natural state is present in yourself: resolve that it is not to be sought for elsewhere.

          Guru Rinpoche



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            Experience a unique and pure kind of higher spirituality through us, a unitive spirituality. It’s practice is simple, easy and lean — shorn of religious beliefs, dogmas, doctrines and cultural trimmings in the form of rites, rituals and traditions.

            We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

            It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

            Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

            At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

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          Tarot Mysticism

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          The Tarot cards are more than a deck of playing cards for human entertainment!


          The Tarot cards actually constitute a book of mystical wisdom teachings and profound spiritually transformative messages coded or hidden in visual graphic symbolism and allegorical imagery. Through this system of esoteric symbolism and imagery, the Tarot’s system of mystical wisdom is cloaked from the minds of the uninitiated, unprepared or undeserving.

          Furthermore, the visual coding of its wisdom teachings has a subtle yet highly effective manner of penetrating the unconscious levels of the human mind, where the seed messages can take root and germinate over time. Then, when the time is ripe in consciousness, the mystical teaching will come to the fore of the individual’s conscious awareness where its truth can be finally recognized and learned.

          Essentially, the Tarot’s major arcana is about the spiritual journey we take through life from the personal perspective of an individual — from the spiritual ignorance of human innocence to mastery of the spiritually adept. It is, also, the paradigm for the evolution of human awareness from its current state in the human condition to the destiny of the human species in the spiritual enlightenment of its innate divinity.

          The video below is an excellent presentation and discussion of the Tarot’s esotericism. You can view the video below in its entirety, or you can go through a playlist of its segments (serialized format) at YouTube. The video’s producer, Robert Bonomo, has done a superb job deserving of praise and compliment.


          (Acknowledgement to the Robert Bonomo channel on YouTube for posting the video above.)

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            Experience a unique and pure kind of higher spirituality through us, a unitive spirituality. It’s practice is simple, easy and lean — shorn of religious beliefs, dogmas, doctrines and cultural trimmings in the form of rites, rituals and traditions.

            We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

            It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

            Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

            At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

            Travel with us along the mystical path of life.   Explore and develop your spiritual journey at The Mystical Path.




          Don’t Leave Yourself Out of the Picture

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          While cultivating love and compassion for all beings, remember to include YOURSELF foremost.
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          Oftentimes, we tend to forget, and thereby exclude, ourselves from the very love and compassion we seek to practice and experience in our lives. We, too, deserve as much love and compassion. Don’t sabotage your Self.

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          When you cultivate love and compassion for all beings, that means every being, including yourself.
          Chamtrul Rinpoche




          Enlightenment is a dance like a tango. Learn to sway with the beat and the lilting melody passionately. Throw yourself into the dance.

          (Acknowledgement to the Studio ELB channel on YouTube for posting the video above.)



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            Discover, learn, see and feel the difference!

            Experience a unique and pure kind of higher spirituality through us, a unitive spirituality. It’s practice is simple, easy and lean — shorn of religious beliefs, dogmas, doctrines and cultural trimmings in the form of rites, rituals and traditions.

            We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

            It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

            Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

            At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

            Travel with us along the mystical path of life.   Explore and develop your spiritual journey at The Mystical Path.

          An Invocation to Krishna

          FeaturedPainting of Krishna teaching Arjuna

          On Wednesday, 20 March 2019, the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (BMCM) satsang group in San Jose adopted a divinely-inspired opening invocation for its weekly meetings.

          The invocation is a beautiful prayer in itself that revolves around the divine promise given by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita to his devotees.

          I invite you to recite the invocation aloud or silently before you do your meditation or contemplation, before your spiritual readings and studies, or at the start of any human activity or undertaking for which you want God’s blessings.

          Here is a personalized version of the 2-part invocation (recollection and response).

          RECOLLECTION:
          Krishna said: “…you shall come to me; this I promise; for you are dear to me.”

          RESPONSE:
          I come to your presence, Krishna. Bring me now into your light and wisdom.



          Read our blog at The Mystical Path for more information about the invocation. For information regarding the BMCM satsang group, check out some relevant articles at our business site.

          Here is a bonus feature: Download and keep these Krishna computer monitor background wallpapers for your own use. Just click on the links below.


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                Discover, learn, see and feel the difference!

            Experience a unique and pure kind of higher spirituality through us, a unitive spirituality. It’s practice is simple, easy and lean — shorn of religious beliefs, dogmas, doctrines and cultural trimmings in the form of rites, rituals and traditions.

            We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

            It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

            Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

            At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

            Travel with us along the mystical path of life.   Explore and develop your spiritual journey at The Mystical Path.