Q. How do we take our practice, our Sadhana into the world.
A. Life is the medium of your practice. Everything that arises is a means for Awakening. Your practice is meaningless unless it allows you to live more joyously in the world! The goal of Sadhana is Self Realization. What are you to Realize? The Truth of your Being! How? There is but one practice to bow to the moment, to surrender to what Is, to abide in the Silence, to relax into the unknown. Resist nothing! The antagonizer is your liberator! Whatever you encounter is conspiring to Awaken you to a greater Truth. You mistakenly think that meditation is an activity and not a state of Being. Your meditation is moment to moment Awareness! All that you will ever need to know or to experience arises from the spaciousness of the present moment.[the field of pure Consciousness] It is accessible to you Only when you abide where you are. Free your mind of incessant thinking. Be absorbed in the One. Be in Union. This is the Great Liberation. The lotus flower blooming in the heart of your heart. Surrender to the Divine, to the Self, the great unknown. You are the bountiful feast!
Q. How does Compassion manifest?
A. Compassion arises spontaneously when we experience non-duality. When we recognize, based on our own knowing that we are not separate phenomenon but a completely innerconnected expression of Consciousness. You, as the “I” is absorbed into the One. You see the Divine in all manifestation. This inspires the illuminating presence of great Compassion. The power of which renders all barriers to union illusionary. Love is the path to Liberation. For when we love we surrender, our individual sense of a separate self dissolves. Our desire to serve manifests out of loving compassion for all Beings.
Q. When should one meditate?
A. The classical times for meditation are before sunrise or 6:00am, 12:00 noon and 6:00pm. Why? Because these are transitional periods where light and dark meet. Therefore there is a union of opposites that takes place in a cyclical and natural way. You are composed of these contrasting elements. To sit in silent Awareness at these times heightens conscious perception. The goal of meditation is to experience the Truth through the power of transcendental knowing. To be still with ones Self, to let go of the mind, to reside naked in the moment is to make ready to recieve the Grace of your true Being. There is nothing more to do than this. Meditation happens spontaneously when we are present in the moment. It is effortless, and our natural state.