Gold Cleansed With Acid – A Meditation on Sri Aurobindo

“All who enter the spiritual path have to face the difficulties and ordeals of the path, those which rise from their own nature and those which come in from the outside. The difficulties in the nature always rise again and again till you overcome them; they must be faced with strength and patience. But the…

Let None Put Faith in the First Sown Fruit

“Let none put faith in the first sown fruit not yet his son too soon; whim rules the child, and weather the field, each is open to chance.” Havamal In the modern world we see the majority seek instant gratification, instant satisfaction, and instant success. We see individuals crying over being judged or being made…

The Reward of Refusal – Ayurvedic Insights into Discrimination on the Path

The ancient Indian system of medicine Ayurveda has much to offer the modern world. Ayurvedic texts such as the Ashtanga Hridaya and the Charaka Samhita are filled with extensive commentary on human suffering, pathology and disease and are a veritable treasure house of healing wisdom which can assist in the transformation of outdated western allopathic…

Danger is a Very Rare Commodity

One of the most interesting entries found within the pages of “Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai” is as follows: The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either / or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance. To say…

Pathways to Mastery

Some of the best memories of my youth are the seemingly endless hours of games on the soccer pitch. Growing up in the states, I had the rare opportunity of having a European coach, one who scolded me when I called it soccer: “you mean football don’t you Mr. Williams” would be his constant jab….

Transmission: Time

“No one can tell how long it will take for a man to learn nature’s secrets. Some fortunates have attained this knowledge early, some in advanced old age. A true inquirer never grows old, every eternal yearning lies outside the term of life, and the more the outer husk fades, the brighter, clearer, and richer…

Transmission: The Priest

“In the immense cathedral which is the universe of God, every person, whether scholar or manual laborer, is called to act as the priest of his or her whole life—to take all that is human, and to turn it into an offering and a hymn of glory.” Paul Evdokimov In times of turmoil and turbulence…